Cook County accounted for 21,747 of the 38,382 abortions performed statewide in 2016, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report issued in December, which tracks abortions performed on an annual basis.
Illinois state government lowered its fees for forming and maintaining Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Setting up an LLC now costs $150, down from $500. And maintaining one costs $75, down from $250 per year.
Former Daily Herald politics reporter Kerry Lester married Michael Kasper, former top aide and longtime lawyer to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), in mid-December at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago.
Discussion regarding a new transgender policy for Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South high schools slated to be considered at the Jan. 8 meeting of the board of Glenbrook High School District 225 has been pushed back to Jan. 22 at the request of a group of concerned parents.
A Chicago-based attorney who has publicly supported Wilmette School District 39's proposed tax levy increase says that a reduction of the real estate tax assessment on his property in the district was an accident and wants the North Cook News to back off on a story about it.