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Chicago Tribune
Body of evidence? Slaying suspect seeks judge's OK to have bullet surgically removedunusual. But his method certainly is. Pinkerton, who is charged in a 2012 fat
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 hours ago
unusual. But his method certainly is. Pinkerton, who is charged in a 2012 fatal shooting on the South Side, is asking a Cook County judge to order a jail doctor to surgically remove a bullet from his body. Court filings don’t explain why... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Man charged with robbing students in Grant Park, 2 others still soughtmanaged to fight off their attackers. Though prosecutors hadn't sought a “no b
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
managed to fight off their attackers. Though prosecutors hadn't sought a “no bail” petition against Erick R. Johnson, Cook County Judge David R. Navarro ordered him held after hearing how he and two others violently attacked one of the victims... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
3 charged in April slaying of Chicago area Lyft driverthree were charged in the April 26 shooting death of 53-year-old Lyft driver Ad
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted yesterday
three were charged in the April 26 shooting death of 53-year-old Lyft driver Adaranijo Adekunte of Des Plaines. Police say all are being held without bond in the Cook County Jail. It was not immediately known if they have retaine... Read more
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Daily Herald
3 charged in April slaying of Chicago area Lyft driverthree were charged in the April 26 shooting death of 53-year-old Lyft driver Ad
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
three were charged in the April 26 shooting death of 53-year-old Lyft driver Adaranijo Adekunte of Des Plaines. Police say all are being held without bond in the Cook County Jail. It was not immediately known if they have retaine... Read more
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Daily Mail
Employee 'tricked customer into handing over winning lottery ticket'he bought the 'Merry Millionaire' scratch-off card on October 30 from a CVS Pha
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
he bought the 'Merry Millionaire' scratch-off card on October 30 from a CVS Pharmacy in the city In the suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Mr Figueroa said he bought the ticket from a vending machine which cut the ticket in half due to a... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Illinois police officer says woman near teen when he opened fire, killing bothwas nonetheless justified in shooting at Quintonio LeGrier. Rialmo said in a sw
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
was nonetheless justified in shooting at Quintonio LeGrier. Rialmo said in a sworn deposition that LeGrier swung the bat at him, causing him to fear for his life. Cook County prosecutors in February declined to press criminal charges in th... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Cop says woman near teen when he opened fire, killing bothwas nonetheless justified in shooting at Quintonio LeGrier. Rialmo said in a sw
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
was nonetheless justified in shooting at Quintonio LeGrier. Rialmo said in a sworn deposition that LeGrier swung the bat at him, causing him to fear for his life. Cook County prosecutors in February declined to press criminal charges in th... Read more
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CBS News
Chicago's Cook County lays off more than 300CHICAGO --Cook County commissioners have approved a $5.2 billion budget that in
CBS News / Posted yesterday
CHICAGO --Cook County commissioners have approved a $5.2 billion budget that includes more than 300 job cuts that come after the repeal of a sugary drink tax. The board vote Tuesday on Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's budget was 17-0.... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cop says woman near teen when he opened fire, killing bothwas nonetheless justified in shooting at Quintonio LeGrier. Rialmo said in a sw
Daily Herald / Posted yesterday
was nonetheless justified in shooting at Quintonio LeGrier. Rialmo said in a sworn deposition that LeGrier swung the bat at him, causing him to fear for his life. Cook County prosecutors in February declined to press criminal charges in th... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Married at First Sight' stars finalize divorce in Chicago“Married at First Sight" star Cody Knapek briefly appeared in Cook County court
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
“Married at First Sight" star Cody Knapek briefly appeared in Cook County court Wednesday to finalize his divorce from Chicago dietitian Danielle DeGroot. “It was a long process, learned a lot, but you know it’s kind of nice to put the final stamp... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
The Mincing Rascals : Sexual assault acknowledgments, Trump and Judge Roy Moore, Trump and LaVar Ball, Cook County Board PresidentFlom) ×The Mincing Rascals 11.22.17: Sexual assault acknowledgments, Trump and
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted yesterday
Flom) ×The Mincing Rascals 11.22.17: Sexual assault acknowledgments, Trump and Judge Roy Moore, Trump and LaVar Ball, Cook County Board President (Created and illustrated by Makenzie Flom) The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Kim Gordon... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Family says no warning signs before boy, 2, was killed: 'There was no reason'is banned from having contact with children younger than 18. Khalil died at Lu
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
is banned from having contact with children younger than 18. Khalil died at Lurie at 3:31 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide due to blunt force head trauma and child abuse. Police... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cop acknowledges woman close by when he opened fire at bat-wielding teen, killing bothby Chicago police officers, has yet to rule on whether the shooting was justifi
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
by Chicago police officers, has yet to rule on whether the shooting was justified under department policy. The office of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx declined to press criminal charges in the case in February. Rialmo, meanwhile, remains... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Lawsuit claims CVS employee stole $1 million instant-winner lottery ticketa CVS employee stole his winning $1 million Illinois Lottery scratch-off card.
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
a CVS employee stole his winning $1 million Illinois Lottery scratch-off card. Carlos Figueroa claims in the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court that he bought the winning ticket on Oct. 30 from a CVS Pharmacy in Waukegan. The address of the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Time to give 'em the birdfrom Springfield will help corral lust on the Sangamon. But I doubt it. Turkeys
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
from Springfield will help corral lust on the Sangamon. But I doubt it. Turkeys to them all. • A gobbler of course goes to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. She styles herself as a straight-shooting realist who pushes reform when she... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel boasts of latest anti-Trump ruling in sanctuary city caseAssistance Grants to sanctuary cities. Chicago has applied for $1.5 million in
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Assistance Grants to sanctuary cities. Chicago has applied for $1.5 million in Byrne grants. Other local municipalities and Cook County have requested about $800,000 more as part of the same application. The city wants to use the money to expand... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Pharma firm sold to CVS unitlaid off effective Nov. 30. Founded a decade ago by nursing home executives in
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
laid off effective Nov. 30. Founded a decade ago by nursing home executives including Shabat, Pharmore used an available Cook County property tax break in expanding in a new Skokie location this year. The renovated 50,000-square-foot facility was... Read more
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FOX News
CVS employee stole winning $1 million lottery ticket, lawsuit claimsscratch-off lottery card after being “coerced” inside the store. Carlos Figuer
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
scratch-off lottery card after being “coerced” inside the store. Carlos Figueroa said in a lawsuit filed last week in Cook County Circuit Court that he bought the "Merry Millionaire" ticket on Oct. 30 at a CVS in Waukegan, but it came out cut... Read more
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FOX News
CVS employee stole winning $1 million lottery ticket, lawsuit claimsscratch-off lottery card after being “coerced” inside the store. Carlos Figuer
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
scratch-off lottery card after being “coerced” inside the store. Carlos Figueroa said in a lawsuit filed last week in Cook County Circuit Court that he bought the "Merry Millionaire" ticket on Oct. 30 at a CVS in Waukegan, but it came out cut... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Judge orders woman back to prison for daughter’s death_ A suburban Chicago mom who pleaded guilty in the death of her severely disabl
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 2 days ago
_ A suburban Chicago mom who pleaded guilty in the death of her severely disabled daughter is heading back to prison. A Cook County judge on Tuesday ordered Bonnie Liltz to report back to prison next week. The judge denied her motion requesting... Read more
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Daily Herald
Judge orders woman back to prison for daughter's death-- A suburban Chicago mom who pleaded guilty in the death of her severely disab
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
-- A suburban Chicago mom who pleaded guilty in the death of her severely disabled daughter is heading back to prison. A Cook County judge on Tuesday ordered Bonnie Liltz to report back to prison next week. The judge denied her motion requesting... Read more
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Daily Mail
Jennifer Hudson's estranged ex wins custody of son for Thanksgivingon VH1's I Love New York 2 (2007). Scared: Last Thursday, Hudson had Otunga th
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
on VH1's I Love New York 2 (2007). Scared: Last Thursday, Hudson had Otunga thrown out of their home and told Illinois' Cook County Court he displayed 'increasingly aggressive, threatening, and harassing behavior' What went wrong? The breakdown... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Another sexual assault allegation, an international backgammon champion, Todd Stroger, no comments onlinebecome the world champ in backgammon. Todd Stroger tells John what pitfalls he’
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
become the world champ in backgammon. Todd Stroger tells John what pitfalls he’ll avoid repeating if he wins the spot for Cook County Board President again. Finally, Crain’s Chicago Business Editor Michael Arndt describes the types of comments... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Man accused of fondling girl, 15, and college student, 23, on CTA platforms23-year-old woman was at the Blue Line’s UIC Halsted station when Cook approach
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
23-year-old woman was at the Blue Line’s UIC Halsted station when Cook approached her and “complimented” her on her shoes, Cook County Asst. State’s Atty. Julia Ramirez said in court Tuesday. She tried to ignore him but he continued talking, put... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Todd Stroger: “If my name hadn’t been Stroger, I wouldn’t have been on the newspaper covers so often”Radio) Todd Stroger joins John Williams in-studio. (Elif Geris/WGN Radio) Tod
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
Radio) Todd Stroger joins John Williams in-studio. (Elif Geris/WGN Radio) Todd Stroger is planning to run again for Cook County Board President in 2018. Todd lists his previous administration’s strengths and pitfalls. Those include fund... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
One story behind the Cook County budget fightCook County finally has a new budget. After weeks of wrangling, the county boar
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
Cook County finally has a new budget. After weeks of wrangling, the county board voted 17-0 to enact the $5 billion spending plan, filling the $200 million hole they created with they repealed President Toni Preckwinkle's soda-pop tax with a variety... Read more
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Breitbart
Gun-Controlled Chicago Passes 600 Homicides for 2nd Time Since 2003card. After that, a law-abiding citizen can search out one of the only handful
Breitbart / Posted 2 days ago
card. After that, a law-abiding citizen can search out one of the only handful of gun stores that are allowed to exist in Cook County. The FOID card holder can then purchase a gun but he must be able to afford the “violence tax” placed on each gun... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County Board approves budget with 321 layoffsMore than 300 Cook County government employees are slated to lose their jobs af
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
More than 300 Cook County government employees are slated to lose their jobs after commissioners on Tuesday approved County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s $5.2 billion budget for next year. In addition to 321 layoffs, the spending plan requires... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
2 men serving life for rape, murder freed after DNA testingstress came up off my body and I had to just exhale," said Fulton said, who met
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
stress came up off my body and I had to just exhale," said Fulton said, who met his daughter, Joselyn, for the first time. Cook County Circuit Judge Dennis Porter vacated the convictions of Coleman and Fulton on Friday. Porter noted a fresh round... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and trafficsome questions after hearing Todd Stroger say Monday he wants to run against To
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
some questions after hearing Todd Stroger say Monday he wants to run against Toni Preckwinkle to reclaim his old job as Cook County Board president. No. 1: Is Stroger serious? Russian money found its way into the pockets of not only Trump... Read more
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My Suburban Life
Elmhurst man's family receives $3M verdict in Elmhurst Hospital medical malpractice casedid not perform testing to rule out this life-threatening disorder," the releas
My Suburban Life / Posted 2 days ago
did not perform testing to rule out this life-threatening disorder," the release stated. The two-week trial was heard in Cook County Circuit Court by Judge Lorna Propes. The jury of nine women and three men took about 4.5 hours to reach a... Read more
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BlackNews.com
All Charges Dismissed Against 15 Black Men Who Were Framed By Chicago PoliceChicago, IL — The Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois has dropped all char
BlackNews.com / Posted 3 days ago
Chicago, IL — The Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois has dropped all charges against 15 men who combined had 18 convictions. All of them were convicted in 2003 to 2008 for drug crimes that they say that local police framed them for. The men,... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Middletown awards new contract for city jail mealsmanaged services companies, providing service to some of the biggest correction
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
managed services companies, providing service to some of the biggest correctional facilities in the country, including the Cook County Jail in Chicago, which has an inmate population of 12,000. Burton said that CBM currently serves more than 60... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Cook County board to vote on new budget todayCHICAGO — When the Cook County board votes on a new budget today, fewer county
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO — When the Cook County board votes on a new budget today, fewer county workers’ jobs will be at risk. Board president Toni Preckwinkle plans to cut hundreds of positions, to plug a $200 million budget gap. But Monday, she agreed not to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
City Council to take up Emanuel budget TuesdayByrne) *Mayor Emanuel will preside over the City Council meeting. *Gov. Bruce
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Byrne) *Mayor Emanuel will preside over the City Council meeting. *Gov. Bruce Rauner has no public events scheduled. *Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle will preside over the board meeting. From the notebook *Garcia backs Kaegi:... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
“They say football is a game of inches but in the case of Connor Barth’s last second missed field goal I would say it’s a game of several wide feet”Department suing to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, Todd Stroger announci
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
Department suing to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner, Todd Stroger announcing he will run against Toni Preckwinkle for Cook County Board President, Senator Al Franken being accused by another woman of inappropriate behavior, Uber buying up... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Man convicted of Gold Coast ‘ATM murder’ says he was framedfor killing somebody I have never seen,” he said. “Never seen a day in my life.
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
for killing somebody I have never seen,” he said. “Never seen a day in my life.” The Conviction Integrity Unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney is currently reviewing this case. WGN Investigates did reach out to Feitler's family and they... Read more
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Daily Herald
Police board overrules superintendent, will review 2012 casereports a Chicago Police Board member selected to review the matter rejected Jo
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
reports a Chicago Police Board member selected to review the matter rejected Johnson's recommendation and ordered a hearing. Possible punishment includes dismissal. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has decided against prosecutin... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Two Chicago men freed from prison after DNA tests prompt retrialsfor a 1994 rape and murder in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, but recent DNA
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
for a 1994 rape and murder in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, but recent DNA testing indicates they may be innocent. A Cook County judge and prosecutors agreed last week to free both Chicago men and grant them new trials. Both men were... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Stroger vs. Preckwinkle: Hide your wallets.whit of remorse for having slammed residents with his own unnecessary tax incre
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
whit of remorse for having slammed residents with his own unnecessary tax increase? Really? What the heck is it with these Cook County Democratic pols and their tax gouges? Are bad penny taxes like the proverbial bad penny and destined to return... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago cop given 5 years in prison for shooting at car, wounding two teensvalor for Husband's shooting, which Herbert said in his filing is granted for a
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
valor for Husband's shooting, which Herbert said in his filing is granted for acts of "outstanding bravery or heroism." A Cook County jury later ruled the shooting of Husband was unjustified and awarded his mother $3.5 million in damages. But the... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Chicago Inmate Who Fell From Top Bunk Wins $4.75M Settlement(CBS News) — A 33-year-old man who fell from a top jail cell bunk in 2014 is ge
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 3 days ago
(CBS News) — A 33-year-old man who fell from a top jail cell bunk in 2014 is getting a nearly $5 million settlement from Cook County now that it’s been approved by the County Board. An attorney for Michael Borys says the Southern Illinois man... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Death of man who struggled with Walmart security ruled a homicideafter he was restrained by security guards in a Walmart parking lot on the Nort
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
after he was restrained by security guards in a Walmart parking lot on the Northwest Side has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner's office. Donnell J. Burns died primarily from "stress and asphyxia" after struggling with the... Read more
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Reality TV World
'Married at First Sight' couple Nate Duhon and Sheila Downs divorcingNate, 26, reportedly filed the divorce paperwork on November 14, citing irrecon
Reality TV World / Posted 3 days ago
Nate, 26, reportedly filed the divorce paperwork on November 14, citing irreconcilable differences in Cook County court. Sheila currently resides in Arlington Heights, while Nate has reportedly moved back to his home state of Michigan. The former... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Typical homeowner will pay $174 more to City Hall, CPS in 2018have cost the average homeowner about $191 more next year, but the tax break kn
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
have cost the average homeowner about $191 more next year, but the tax break knocks that figure down to $182, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office, which calculates tax rates. *City government property taxes are going up by $63... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Overruling top cop, Chicago Police Board to review officer's fatal shooting of teenover that period. Ternand also has been named in six federal lawsuits in addit
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
over that period. Ternand also has been named in six federal lawsuits in addition to the suit by Bright's family filed in Cook County Circuit Court. Records show that the city has paid out about $1.1 million overall in litigation involving... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
What the pop-tax fracas taught us about county governmentThe budget amendment put forth by the Preckwinkle administration to close Cook
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
The budget amendment put forth by the Preckwinkle administration to close Cook County's $200 million dollar budget gap represents a real victory for working families in Cook County. Throughout this turbulent budget season, Cook County commissioners... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Todd Stroger wants his old job backhave on his side what may be the best argument in politics: I told you so. Tod
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
have on his side what may be the best argument in politics: I told you so. Todd Stroger, who endured a rocky stretch as Cook County Board president before being unseated by Toni Preckwinkle in the 2010 Democratic primary, says he intends to... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Former Cook County president says he'll run again in 2018CHICAGO (AP) — Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger says he'll run f
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger says he'll run for the same office again next year. Stroger told Chicago's WFLD Monday that people don't always notice what's been accomplished while it's happening. He says the county... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County Board President Todd Stroger says he's running againreform the criminal justice system and widen the availability of health care —
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
reform the criminal justice system and widen the availability of health care — “after inheriting a broken system.” “Cook County voters know what Toni Preckwinkle has accomplished and we are confident that she will be successful in both the... Read more
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