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Alex Daniel, 57, has been behind bars at the Cook County Jail waiting for a trial for more than a decade. Daniel was booked in... [Read More]
A Cook County judge who has kept tight control over the release of information in the first-degree murder case of Chicago police Officer Jason Van... [Read More]
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Two small branch courthouses and a juvenile detention center building would close under a long-sought budget settlement between Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and... [Read More]
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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart asked a federal judge Thursday to sanction the now-indicted owners of Backpage.com and its attorneys for perpetuating a "fraud on... [Read More]
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A 28-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in her chest and thrown from a car in Chicago Lawn late Wednesday, police said. The incident happened in... [Read More]
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Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.... [Read More]
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Ravi Raju. Ravi Raju, a Democratic candidate for the 15th District Cook County commissioner's seat, conceded to his primary opponent Kevin Morrison exactly one month... [Read More]
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Cook County prosecutors on Wednesday rested their case against accused serial rapist Marc Winner after testimony from a woman who described her harrowing evening with... [Read More]
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Cook County prosecutors on Wednesday rested their case against accused serial rapist Marc Winner after testimony from a woman who described her harrowing evening with... [Read More]
As his wife wept silently in the courtroom, a 52-year-old northwest suburban man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday for his 16th drunken... [Read More]
A bill to punish inmates for exposing themselves in jail has passed out of a state senate committee. It's in response to a problem WGN... [Read More]
A Chicago man who died after ingesting synthetic marijuana bled to death from an ingredient in rat poison, officials confirmed Wednesday. Michael Velasquez, 22,... [Read More]
A bill seeking to enact harsher penalties on detainees who expose themselves and conduct lewd behavior while in custody was unanimously passed out of the... [Read More]
Authorities say a man has died in custody while awaiting trial on murder charges in a 2016 Chicago apartment building fire that killed three children... [Read More]
A man accused of starting a fire that killed three young sisters and a neighbor has died while in Cook County Jail awaiting trial. ... [Read More]
Andrea Raila Editor, Journal: The Cook County Assessor's race in the March 20 Democratic primary was unlike any other race in recent memory, according to those... [Read More]
Laura Murphy. Laura Murphy, Maine Township Democratic committeeman and 28th District state senator, added a new title to her resume last week: secretary of the... [Read More]
An Illinois appeals court has ruled the winner of a suburban Chicago mayoral election isn't eligible to hold the position because of a felony conviction.... [Read More]
Is Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown ready to be mayor of Chicago? No. She was vague and unpersuasive in her fledgling campaign's... [Read More]
A Chicago man facing attempted murder charges for alleging stabbing another man at an Evanston McDonald's restaurant will continue to be held in jail without... [Read More]
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