July 9, 1985
A Cook County circuit judge accused of accepting thousands of dollars between 1969 and 1983 to fix parking tickets and drunken driving cases refused to testify in Chicago and the defense rested its case. The judge, Richard F. LeFevour, 54, is the highest ranking judge to be indicted in the federal Operation Greylord investigation of corruption in Cook County courts.
October 8, 1988 |
Threatened with a strike by its nurses, Cook County Hospital, metropolitan Chicago's primary medical facility for the poor, virtually closed its emergency room to serious cases Friday, canceled elective surgery and began transfering babies to other hospitals. But after a day of negotiations, both sides announced a tentative settlement, and a vote was scheduled for Tuesday. A spokesman for the hospital's 1,500 nurses said a yes vote would be recommended.
February 15, 1990 |
Cook County's Republican Party chairman was engulfed in a firestorm of controversy on Wednesday after federal prosecutors disclosed a tape recording of an alleged mob boss who boasted that he paid $10,000 monthly bribes to the GOP official when he served as Cook County undersheriff. James Dvorak, backed as county GOP chairman two years ago by Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, declared his innocence Wednesday and defied party leaders who called for his resignation after the U.S.
June 15, 2011 |
The U.S. simply isn't keeping up with the rest of the developed world in life expectancy, new research revealed this week. And women in particular are backsliding, a trend attributed in part to obesity and smoking. But the devil is in the details. Some counties are keeping pace, while others have life expectancies similar to those of Honduras and El Salvador (i.e., not great). Between 2000 and 2007, more than 80% of U.S. counties have slipped in standing against what researchers term the international frontier: the life expectancy of the 10 nations with the lowest mortality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1992
Glidden was addressing the issue of small communities having adequate representation in the governmental bodies that are imposed on them. I suggest that it is not necessary to create new governments. Compare the situation in Los Angeles with the situation in Chicago and Cook County: -- City of Los Angeles, approximately 3.5 million; 15 council members. City of Chicago, approximately 2.7 million; 50 aldermen. -- Los Angeles County, approximately 9 million; five supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1989
An American man who served 18 years in a Mexican prison was released at the border Sunday, only to be jailed again in San Diego because of outstanding arrest warrants in other states. Henry Kenneth Wangrow, 59, was convicted of murder and narcotics violations in Mexico and spent the last 18 years in a Mexican prison, San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson said. Shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, Mexican authorities notified the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that they had released Wangrow from prison and intended to deport him via the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Robinson said.