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American Airlines Jet

RTA Sues American Airlines For Dodging Taxes

The agency that oversees public transportation in Chicago is suing American Airlines for falsely claiming to buy “vast amounts of jet fuel” from a small office in a rural community to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in taxes in the nation’s third-largest city, where the actual work is done.

03/12/2014

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Commissioner Seeks To Help Low-Level Jail Inmates Post Bond

A Cook County commissioner has proposed the county help non-violent criminal defendants post their bail, in order to ease overcrowding at the jail.

11/14/2013

Cook County government seal (CBS)

County Commissioners Back Gun, Cigarette, Gambling Taxes To Balance Budget

The 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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/03/2012

Juggling Clown

Forest Preserve Lifts Old Bans On Juggling, Fortune Telling

Cook County commissioners have lifted the long-standing bans on juggling, fortune telling and acrobatic feats in the forest preserves – even if you’re a “known” thief, burglar, pickpocket or robber.

07/13/2011

County Clinic Closed

Many Cook County Offices Closed For Business Friday

Many Cook County government offices were closed on Friday in the first of five government shutdown days this year to help the county save $3.5 million.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011