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Chicago resident hit in head with brick in attempted murder

Samantha Handler, City Editor

October 1, 2019

A Chicago man was arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection with an incident where a man on Howard Street was hit in the head with a brick numerous times, according to a Tuesday Evanston Police...

Cook County budget includes staff reductions, sugary beverages tax

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 17, 2016

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

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

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...