• NBC 5 Investigates Dec 23, 2021

    Family of Missing Mom Hopes for a Christmas Miracle

    “The Missing Persons Project” aims to solve the mysterious disappearances of Cook County residents, and one family is hoping that they can finally get answers after more than 20 years of waiting. NBC 5 Investigates’ Rob Stafford has more.

  • Viola Martin Dec 23, 2021

    Family of Missing Mom Hopes for a Christmas Miracle

    For the Martin family, Christmas had always been a joyful, festive celebration. “At Christmas, my family is like wow, crazy fun,” recalled Angela Martin, daughter of Viola Martin. “We joke a lot. We sing a lot. My mom was the one who started to sing. She always started singing…she put church music on.” Back in 2009, Christmas fell on a…

  • governor pritzker Aug 21, 2020

    Pritzker Expected to Extend Evictions Moratorium

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to extend Illinois’ evictions moratorium before it expires at the end of the week, his office said Thursday. “The Governor will extend the moratorium when the current executive orders expire,” Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh said in an email. The moratorium’s executive order is tied to the state’s disaster proclamation, which has to be renewed monthly,...

  • electronic monitoring Jul 11, 2020

    An Inside Look at Electronic Monitoring Enforcement in Cook County

    Imagine a world where you are expected to keep track of thousands of accused offenders, charged with everything from drug crimes to murder — not in a jail, but out in the community. It’s what investigators Ken Smith and Will McCray from the Cook County Sheriff’s office do every day. They are part of a team of dozens of...

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