Cook County

Each of the community-funded mental health clinics offers free therapy and treatment.
Chicago's young people deserve more than a pittance - aldermen owe them serious introspection. It's time to admit the city's approach has failed - and it's time the men and women running Chicago step up with new solutions.
Lampe also thinks people are underestimating women voters, noting the ballot is dominated by female candidates. Kevin Lampe
She added that Trump's message resonates: "Democrats care about the inner city when it's election time. After election time
Restaurants, and groups and individuals affiliated with them, gave total campaign donations worth $180,926 to Chicago aldermen
Voters demanded more and better from a colluding group of agencies intentionally unresponsive to poor communities and riddled with ineptness. Foxx's nomination is a therefore, not a whereas; a consequence of government malfeasance exposed, not because of Laquan.
Last fall, the Chicago City Council passed a record $588 million property tax increase. Downtown properties will shoulder a substantial portion of that sum, so Chicagoans can thank Loop landlords when their tax bills come.
The Thompson Center has been an albatross ever since it opened. The things that make it unique architecturally -- chiefly the vast, open atrium -- make it uniquely unsuited as a workplace.
There's no denying that Illinois' manufacturing economy has crumbled in recent years. But using the Mitsubishi closing as an example of the state's poor manufacturing climate is inaccurate and, more importantly, misses what it truly represents.
Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.
Our democracy is built on the core principle of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, where all of us get an equal say over who gets elected and the government decisions that affect our lives.
What we're doing isn't working, justice-wise, order-wise, sanity-wise. The state of Illinois is bankrupt and yet its jails are full to bursting, at a cost, per occupant, equal to or greater than the cost of luxury suites at its ritziest hotels.
Homes in Illinois were foreclosed on at double the national rate in June, a study from RealtyTrac found. The country's foreclosures