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Ex-campaign treasurer for Hendon among 7 charged in FBI sting

By Annie Sweeney Tribune reporter 12:30 a.m. CDT, July 18, 2012 A campaign treasurer for a former state senator, two Cook County corrections officers and four others were snared in an undercover FBI sting in which they paid kickbacks in the hope of securing thousands of dollars in federal grants, …

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Judge may decide on special prosecutor in Daley nephew case

By Ryan Haggerty Tribune reporter 10:04 a.m. CDT, April 6, 2012 A Cook County judge is scheduled to decide this afternoon whether to appoint a special prosecutor to look into how Chicago police investigated the 2004 death of David Koschman following a drunken confrontation with a nephew of then-Mayor Richard …

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Illinois judge: law barring recording police is unconstitutional

By Megan Geuss In Cook County today Judge Stanley J. Sacks declared Illinois’ eavesdropping law—which is one of the toughest in the nation—unconstitutional in his ruling in the case of Christopher Drew, who was charged with the felony crime in 2009. The eavesdropping law prohibits citizens from making audio or …

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Toni Preckwinkle Wants Cook County To Impose Tax On Craigslist Car Purchases

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County budget that is up for a vote Friday includes a first-ever county tax on cars and boats bought through sites such as Craigslist. But as WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports, the plan comes as a surprise to the …

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State EPA targeting Markham businessman in effort to curb illegal dumping

By Joel Hood, Tribune reporter January 9, 2011 Promising to crack down on those who illegally dump garbage in poor, urban pockets of southern Cook County, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is targeting a prominent Markham businessman who in 2009 scored a $6 million waste removal contract with the city …

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Midlothian woman accused of stealing $600,000 from Oak Lawn firm

December 4, 2010 BY MICHAEL DRAKULICH A Midlothian woman working as an accountant siphoned off more than $600,000 over a 3 1/2 -year period from an Oak Lawn firm whose funds she was hired to protect, a Cook County assistant state’s attorney said in court Friday. Bail was set at …

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Juvenile jail chief worried about ‘dirt bag’ workers

October 13, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter [email protected] The head of Cook County’s juvenile jail has sent a 911 letter to Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis, concerned troubled staffers at the West Side youth facility will make good on violent threats against bosses as layoffs loom there. The …

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Cook Co. is number one in felony drug cases

BY FRANK MAIN AND ART GOLAB Staff Reporters In Cook County, drug crimes represented a bigger share of felony cases than any other major county in the United States, according to a federal study released Thursday. The Justice Department study — a snapshot of 39 counties in May 2006 — …

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Study examines decades of Cook County corruption

UIC-BGA REVIEW | Stroger slams’ publicity stunt,’ says no indictments on his watch February 19, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter Sure, the lineup of Illinois governors and Chicago alderman marched off to prison is infamous, but a new study shines a light on Cook County government corruption. Consider: …

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