Commissioners Look To Make Cuts In County's Health Care SystemSome commissioners seem to be looking hard for deeper cuts to make in the massive Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
Cook County Board Approves Sales Tax HikeCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was making her final pitch for a sales tax hike, as the Cook County Board met Wednesday to debate a tax increase she railed against five years ago.
Cook County Commissioners Approve New Gun Control MeasureThe Cook County Board has approved imposing fines of up to $2,000 on gun owners who fail to inform police if a gun is stolen, lost, or transferred to someone else.
County Commissioners Back Gun, Cigarette, Gambling Taxes To Balance BudgetThe Cook County Board Finance Committee on Friday approved $41.7 million in new tax levies, including a controversial $25 tax on the sale of a gun anywhere in the county, and a $1-a-pack increase in the cigarette tax.
County Considers New Fines For Drug Paraphernalia, Snow Dumping, Public UrinationThe Cook County Board is considering enacting new fines for a variety of offenses from public urination to illegal refrigerator dumping.