• Cook County Jan 2

    Cook County Saw Record Number of Gun-Related Homicides in 2020

    A record 875 gun-related homicides occurred during 2020, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said Friday, breaking the previous record of 833 set in 1994. The medical examiner’s office released the information Jan. 1, as well as preliminary 2020 data on overall homicides, COVID-19 deaths, overdose deaths and suicides. Overall, 970 homicides were reported in 2020, the highest number in…

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