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Teamsters Local 700 Responds to Incident at Cook County Jail

After an inmate fight broke out at the Cook County Jail’s Division 9 late Tuesday night, numerous inmates and a few correctional officers were taken to receive medical care. 144 more words


Cook County To Increase Minimum Wage To $13

CHICAGO (CBS) — Minimum-wage workers in the Cook County suburbs are getting a raise, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

County Board members Wednesday approved an ordinance that will boost the minimum hourly wage from $8.25 to $13 by 2020. 397 more words


$2.5M Bond For Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 8-Year-Old Boy

CHICAGO (CBS) — An 18-year-old Kentucky man has been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in Cook County.

Edward Vaughan was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and child pornography, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office. 141 more words


Is Cook County going to raise the minimum wage?

The Daily Line‘s Mike Fourcher joins Justin for his weekly visit to talk about all the local and national political stories making news this week. 79 more words

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Cook County Inmates Face Multiple Charges Of Aggravated Battery To Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two detainees involved in separate incidents were charged Friday with aggravated battery to a peace officer, said Cook County Sheriff Thomas J Dart. 178 more words


Connecting Cook County: A Long Range Transportation Plan

The Cook County Transportation Plan, Connecting Cook County, was released over the summer. The following post is from the Cook County website. To view the Cook County Connections Newsletter, Fall 2016, please click… 358 more words

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Chicago Might Be Next To Try Tax On Sodas & Sugary Drinks

Days after the Whole Health Organization announced it supported taxes on sugary drinks in order to curb obesity, the largest county in Illinois is weighing that option — following in the footsteps of… 316 more words

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