| May 16, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Rahm Emanuel, with wife Amy Rule, daughter Ilana, Leah, and son Zach is sworn in by Chief Judge Timothy Evans in Chicago. (José M. Osorio/Tribune) Posted by Kristen Mack and John Chase at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 12:10 p.m.......
| Dec 16, 2013
Frustrated with years of overcrowding at Cook County Jail and a lack of consensus on how to fix the problem, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has made an unusual offer: "Give the responsibility to me."
Preckwinkle, with Sheriff Tom Dart's...
| Nov 18, 2012
The death of Chicago's first black mayor was marked by tears of sorrow, words of praise — and down-and-dirty politicking.
A few days after Harold Washington had a fatal heart attack in his City Hall office, 25 years ago Nov. 25, a Tribune reporter...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle spoke out Wednesday against mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes — a key legislative initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his effort to tamp down a stubbornly high level of city violence.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:25 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle plans to close a $152 million budget gap next year by getting more federal health care funding, cutting spending and hoping more tax money is collected. It's a good-news budget, without higher taxes, fines or...
| Sep 8, 2013
Seven-year-old Cristina Zvunca watched in horror as her mother was crushed beneath the wheels of a Greyhound bus. As her mother lay face down dying in the street, Cristina screamed "Mommy" and collapsed over the body.
The 2002 fatal accident led to what...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:23 AM
A former child care attendant for the Cook County Circuit Court has sued the court, its chief judge and her former supervisor, alleging they harassed her because she's Muslim.
In a suit filed last month, Fozyia Huri, a Muslim of Saudi Arabian origin,...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Cook County government employees took an average of 6.7 hours a month in sick time last year, amounting to nearly 10 extra days of paid time off, according to a first-of-its kind county management report County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:39 PM
At a time when more than 75,000 mortgage foreclosures are pending in Cook County, commissioners are asking for more scrutiny of a mediation program designed to help homeowners navigate the foreclosure process.
Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans&...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 11:10 AM
A Cook County judge is free following her arrest on charges of misdemeanor battery for allegedly shoving a sheriff's deputy and tossing a set of keys at a security checkpoint in the Daley Center downtown.
Judge Cynthia Brim was taken into custody by...