RTA Sues American Airlines For Dodging TaxesThe 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.
Commissioner Seeks To Help Low-Level Jail Inmates Post BondA Cook County commissioner has proposed the county help non-violent criminal defendants post their bail, in order to ease overcrowding at the jail.
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.
Forest Preserve Lifts Old Bans On Juggling, Fortune TellingCook 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.
Many Cook County Offices Closed For Business FridayMany 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.