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Cook County

Cook County’s Alvarez focuses on domestic violence, Chicago gang crackdown

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced a new, consolidated unit of her office Tuesday that will handle sexual assault, domestic violence, and cases involving sexual and Internet crimes against children. The announcement came during a City Club of Chicago speech. Alvarez also pointed to her office’s success taking on Chicago gangs and overturning wrongful convictions, but she bemoaned county budget cuts that have reduced the office’s resources.


Forest Preserve Capital Improvement projects set to break ground

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is moving forward with several projects in its $139 million Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Forest Preserve District’s board, commissioners approved contract amendments for the architectural design of two building projects that have grown in scope since the board first approved them last year.


After giving to Dorothy Brown's campaign, staffers get promotions

Lights, cameras but no action on video in Cook County courtrooms

No deadline to apply for Medicaid, county stresses

Joe Berrios: Daughter's primary loss not a referendum on me

Chicago-area population barely grows

Dart to aspiring journos: reporters 'churn out a lot of garbage'

Mack out as Preckwinkle's spokeswoman; Vaughan is replacement

Dart to testify before congressional subcommittee