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Cook County

New public defender calls fair bonding a top priority

Cook County’s new public defender, Amy Patton Campanelli, on Wednesday called for bonding policy reform at Cook County Jail.

The county board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee approved Campanelli’s six-year appointment to the post by voice vote on Wednesday, and the appointment later received approval from the full board. Campanelli is the second woman to serve as the county’s public defender

Preckwinkle avoids symbolic property tax vote pushed by Rauner ally

Rauner ally tries to tie Preckwinkle's hands on property taxes

Dart: Jail population will increase if Rauner cuts mental health treatment

Preckwinkle readies for Rauner budget cuts

Cook County Board to consider resolution on heroin overdose drug

Cook County Board members on Wednesday are scheduled to vote on a resolution urging county law enforcement officials and first responders to carry naloxone, a drug that is used to prevent death in instances of heroin and other opioid overdoses.

Sheriff Dart: Candy bar thief shouldn't have spent months in jail

Cook County may ask for reform of ComEd contributions policy

Judge grants delay of medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

Cook County Land Bank hires new director