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Cook County Clerk's Office Hold Special Purse Collection Drive During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, employees of the Cook County Clerk's Office collected more than 150 "LovePurse" donations filled with personal supplies and... — Updated 10/29/2023


Morton Grove Police File Charges for Bomb and Violence Threats from Joint Investigation

Morton Grove, IL – The Morton Grove Police Department charged Jacob Spiro as a result of a joint multi-jurisdictional, bomb and violence, threat investigation. The Morton Grove... — Updated 10/12/2023


Legendary Actor Chevy Chase, Raising Cane's Founder 'Light Up' Raising Cane's Restaurant in Chicago Suburb

Legendary actor Chevy Chase joined Raising Cane's Founder and Co-CEO Todd Graves to light up Morton Grove's Raising Cane's on Tuesday night, creating a massive holiday display that... — Updated 8/27/2023


Cook County Receives Statewide Recycling Award

The Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) recently received the Outstanding Public Sector Award from the Illinois Recycling Foundation acknowledging the... — Updated 7/29/2023



On Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 Niles Family Services (NFS) hosted its first "Winter Wonderland" event. Instead of NFS's traditional Adopt-A-Family initiative-in... — Updated 1/21/2023


Oakton Community College hosts Art Kleinman's exhibition Dec. 8 - Jan. 20

Des Plaines, Ill. (Nov. 28, 2022) – The public is invited to view Chicago-based painter Art Kleinman's recent work during an upcoming exhibit at Oakton Community College. The exhibition will feature Kleinman's geometric... — Updated 11/29/2022


Niles-Maine District Library Staff Came Together to Participate in Annual Community Thanksgiving Donation

The Niles-Maine District Library staff members gave back to the community with their 11th annual Thanksgiving donation to Niles Family Services on Tuesday, November 15. Staff... — Updated 11/26/2022


Helicopter Funding Approved for Sheriff's Office to Improve Public Safety

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart thanked the Cook County Board of Commissioners today for authorizing funding to acquire a police helicopter to combat the violent crime plaguing our community, assist in large-scale emergency... — Updated 11/26/2022


President Preckwinkle and Cook County Bureau of Asset Management Announce Energy Savings Measures in Partnership with Peoples Gas

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management, in partnership with Peoples Gas, held a press conference this morning to announce a recent successful effort in natural gas saving... — Updated 10/10/2022


Maine Township Property Values Released

Cook County – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi released the initial assessments of residential and commercial properties in Maine Township on September 7, 2022. Property owners can expect to receive their Reassessment Notice in... — Updated 9/19/2022


Gun rights group sues Highland Park

SPRINGFIELD – A gun rights group is challenging the city of Highland Park’s ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like the ones used in a mass shooting there on July 4. The National Association for Gun Rights,... — Updated 9/19/2022


Sheriff Dart Warns Public of Ruse Burglaries, Provides Photos of Offenders

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is releasing images of several ruse burglary offenders and warning the public about the scheme following an incident in unincorporated New Trier... — Updated 9/18/2022


First Human West Nile Virus Death in Cook County and Illinois for 2022

FOREST PARK, Ill. – Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has confirmed the first human West Nile virus-related death in suburban Cook County this year. A Cook County resident in his late 70s became ill during the... — Updated 9/4/2022


Oakton to offer free cannabis training

Budding entrepreneurs interested in pursuing careers in the emerging cannabis industry can enroll in one of Oakton Community College's cutting-edge cannabis training programs this... — Updated 6/3/2022

 By Peter Hancock    News 

Obama breaks ground on presidential center

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama returned to their old neighborhood on Chicago's South Side on Tuesday to officially break ground on the Obama Pres... — Updated 11/14/2021


Entries for 'Bad@ssery: Women Creating a Just Environment and World' due by Aug. 13

Professional artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for the virtual exhibition “Bad@ssery: Women Creating a Just Environment and World” by Friday, Aug. 13.... — Updated 7/27/2021


Niles lifts executive directive on face coverings

Mayor George D. Alpogianis has issued an Executive Order (2021-01) lifting the Village of Niles mask-wearing mandate. This change comes in light of new mask guidance issued last... — Updated 5/25/2021


Village of Niles confirms internal investigations underway within the Niles Police Department

The Village of Niles can confirm that there are several internal investigations underway within the Niles Police Department, including one formal investigation that was opened in... — Updated 4/27/2021


Chicago Woman Charged with First Degree Murder Following a March Shooting in Unincorporated Proviso Township

A Chicago woman who allegedly shot and killed a 28-year-old man in an incident outside an Elmhurst bar last month is slated to have a bond court hearing today on charges of... — Updated 4/25/2021


Public's help needed to locate a missing teen from unincorporated Maine Township

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen from unincorporated Maine Township. Kianna Smith, 19, was last seen leaving her... — Updated 4/17/2021


Going once... Going twice... sold! Virtual auction to benefit Oakton Community College students

Art enthusiasts can bid on original pieces created by Oakton Community College students, faculty and local artists from the comfort of their homes while supporting students in... — Updated 4/8/2021


Niles PD investigates threat to Emerson Middle School

The Niles Police Department is investigating an electronic email threat that was sent to Emerson Middle School administration on April 2. The email included a threat to "shoot up... — Updated 4/5/2021


CityXones finds your early voting place wherever you are in Cook County

CityXones, LLC, a software company that provides hyperlocal and community information has launched an easy online early voting product. It uses your real-time location, anywhere in... — Updated 11/4/2020


Niles-Maine District Library trustee resigns

Library Board President Tim Spadoni has resigned from his position effective immediately after more than five years on the Library Board. Mr. Spadoni served as Board Treasurer for... — Updated 8/20/2020

 By Mark Gregory    News

Niles Police Sgt. Joseph Lazo hospitalized after crash in Texas

The Niles Police Department was devastated last week when three men affiliated with the department were struck when an alleged drunk driver going in the opposite direction swerved... — Updated 8/11/2020


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