Commissioner Peter Silvestri

Cook County Forest Preserves Celebrate District's CentennialOne of the treasures of Cook County, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. On Wednesday, county commissioners paid tribute to the district's founders.
Legislators To Hold Hearing On Metra's Severance Deal For Ex-CEOAll 11 Metra Board members — as well as former Metra CEO Alex Clifford — are being asked to appear July 11 before a legislative committee delving into a hefty severance package that could reap Clifford nearly $750,000 over more than two years, lawmakers said Wednesday.
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.
County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical ExaminerThe Cook County Board has decided to slow down on taking away Cook County Medical Examiner Nancy Jones' job-for-life status over the scandal involving bodies stacked on top of one another at the morgue.
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