LA County reports 713 new coronavirus cases, but tech issues keep the numbers low

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 39 new coronavirus-related deaths and 713 new cases on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Officials blamed the reduced number of cases, and their late arrival Tuesday, on technical problems with data-reporting systems. The

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Cook County tosses ‘lifeline’ to needy residents, opening housing voucher waiting list for first time since 2001

Richard Monocchio, the executive director of the Housing Authority of Cook County, speaks at a press conference announcing the opening of the housing authority’s waitlist Monday, Oct. 19. | Screen grab The program, which used to be called Section 8,

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Republican Pat O’Brien outraising Democrat Kim Foxx in Cook County state’s attorney money battle

Republican nominee Pat O’Brien, left, in July; Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, right, in March. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times-file; Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file Campaign reports on file Thursday showed the Democratic incumbent had roughly $216,590.45 to spend, while O’Brien had

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Layoffs, cutting vacant jobs all part of Preckwinkle’s $6.9 billion budget plan to ride out COVID-19 storm

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle attends a news conference at Cook County Health’s Professional Building in July. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times file Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday is expected to recommend cutting 659 vacant positions — 300

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Push to unseat Judge Michael Toomin is nothing but an unsupported hit led by Toni Preckwinkle’s Cook County Dems

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (left) and the Democratic Party she leads didn’t like how Cook County Circuit Judge Michael Toomin (right) how the judge embarrassed State’s Attorney by appointing a special prosecutor, Dan Webb, to reopen her agency’s

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