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Nonprofit Teams Up With Cook County to Bring Homeless Veteran’s Remains Home From Illinois to Florida

The body of a homeless veteran will be returned to his grieving family. A Chicago nonprofit stepped in to help out. They’re hoping to bring awareness to homelessness and veterans in Cook County.   The body of a homeless 48-year-old Desert Storm veteran remained at the Cook County medical examiner’s office Monday as his family in Florida struggled to bring…

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Where is Emanuel in the budget fight?

Similarly, Cook County Board Commissioner Richard Boykin says the stalemate is indirectly fanning​ the gun violence plaguing city neighborhoods because it threatens funding for police, education and social services. Emanuel, he says, shares part of the blame: “As the mayor of a city of about 2.7 million people, you have to work with the governor, you have to work with the County Board president, and the governor has to work with the city.”

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