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Here's A Listing Of The Cooling Centers Across Cook County

It’s hard to imagine that some people don’t have air conditioning, but that’s a reality for a whole lot of Chicagoans.

If you’re one of those people and need some place to cool off, Cook County has set up some cooling centers for you to get out of the heat. 34 more words


2 Inmates to be Released After Murder Charges Dropped

CHICAGO (AP) – Prosecutors in Chicago on Wednesday dropped charges against two men imprisoned more than 20 years for a 1993 murder after allegations of misconduct by police investigators. 346 more words


OSHA Complaint Against the Sheriff’s Department

On June 23, 2016, Teamsters Local 700 filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Labor concerning the Sheriff’s Department violations of OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Act) as reported to us by our officers. 113 more words

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“It’s Going to be Really Hard to Leave”

Nearly five years ago, Brent Lewandowski, a Teamsters Local 700 member at the Cook County Department of Corrections (DOC), gave organized labor a voice after he was first elected to serve on the Cook County Pension Board. 535 more words


Ouch! Property Tax Bills Double For Some Chicagoans

(CBS) – Call it sticker shock. The average property tax bill in Chicago is up nearly 13 percent, or $400 over last year.

In some cases, the bills can be more than double. 252 more words


Cook County Unveils Upgraded Government Website

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County has made a major upgrade to its official government website, and officials said it’s truly user-friendly now.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the new county website, … 270 more words