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.
September 1, 2009 |
A motorist zipping along Veterans Memorial Tollway near Lemont, Ill., wouldn't think twice if a large green-eyed bug splattered on his windshield, but Dan Soluk would be heartbroken. The demise of even one Hine's emerald dragonfly is of grave concern to Soluk, a biologist whose life's work is studying the endangered species. Only a few thousand adult Hine's emerald dragonflies are believed to inhabit Illinois each summer, and many of them live about 100 feet below the deck of the tollway bridge spanning the Des Plaines River Valley.
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.
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.