The Daily Northwestern

Cook County budget includes staff reductions, sugary beverages tax

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 18, 2016

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved their 2017 budget this week, which includes a tax on sweetened beverages and cuts to county staff. The budget, approved by a 11-4 vote Tuesday, includes staff reductions of 300 Cook County emp...

Northwestern attorneys present closing arguments in Cook County Jail lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Northwestern lawyers presented closing arguments last week in a suit they filed against Cook County officials over conditions at the county’s jail, where they allege “a culture of brutality and lawlessness” exists in the...

Northwestern justice center sues Cook County officials

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 7, 2014

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Lawyers from Northwestern’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center are suing Cook County officials and employees on behalf of Cook County Jail inmates. The lawsuit alleges a “culture of brutality and lawlessness...

Cook County jail nears capacity

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, State

As the Cook County Department of Corrections nears 100 percent capacity, county officials are trying to raise public awareness of the issue and its potential consequences. The high jail population is particularly worrisome...