Colleen Gleason from the Cook County Clerk's office was the featured speaker at a recent program meeting of the Homewood Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters at the Homewood Public Library attended by about fifty members and guests. Ms. Gleason explained changes that have taken place in the election laws in the past few months and discussed the constitutional amendments and advisory referenda to be found on the November 4th ballot.
Patch.com, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 01:36 AM
Cook County sheriff Tom Dart says investigators are searching some areas of Illinois for possible links to the suspected serial killer in Indiana. Sources said on Sunday that the suspect, Darren Vann, told investigators in Hammond that he had crossed the state line to commit murders Sheriff Dart tells says he sent crews to search a number of general locations in southern Cook County earlier today.
WGN-TV Chicago, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 07:20 PM
Three inmates at the Cook County jail worked with two women on the outside to bribe a guard to smuggle them marijuana, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The guard, 29-year-old Jason "Murder" Marek, a former resident of Orland Park, was hit with a charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana.
Patch.com, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 05:00 PM
Faced with an Illinois prison population that has grown over 700 percent since the mid-1970s, the General Assembly's new Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee, thankfully, recognizes the need to reduce incarceration of non-violent offenders and those who struggle with mental illness and addiction. The legislative panel, created in May and chaired by state Rep. Michael J. Zalewski, a Riverside Democrat and state Sen. Michael Noland an Elgin Democrat, held its third public hearing on Oct. 14 and heard that it is long past time to shrink the scale and reform the scope of Illinois' oversized criminal justice system.
Daily Herald, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 02:40 AM
David Barrett, Jr., 59, arrived last week at the Illinois Department of Corrections' Stateville Reception Center to begin a three-year sentence for punching and flooring Vincent Detolve at an Oak Lawn gas station on Dec. 12, 2013, court records said. Now it appears that Detolve has filed a civil suit against the former cop.
Patch.com, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 10:57 PM
About 8,300 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots Monday, the first day of early voting, which Cook County Clerk David Orr called a "strong start." The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.
Daily Herald, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 03:19 PM
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan , was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.
WCBM-AM Pikesville, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 12:09 PM
A jury last month found Erick Maya, 24, guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, among other charges. He was accused of fatally shooting teen Briana Valle while she and her mother sat in a parked vehicle on Feb. 15. Maya had been been harassing Valle, his former girlfriend, and was the focus of an order of protection the teen's mother had sought to have enforced in Cook County at the time of the shooting, CBS 2 reported previously.
CBS Local, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 07:04 PM