Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to make Cook County’s hospitals and health centers the place people want to go to for care, instead of have to go to, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A Cook County commissioner wants the county sheriff to take over some of the duties of burying indigent and unidentified people, after a backlog at the county morgue led to more than 300 bodies being stacked up at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office earlier this year.
Chicago pastors and other religious leaders are all heading to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office Friday morning, demanding that officials clean up deplorable conditions inside.
The Cook County Board President’s office says a staggering 44 bodies have been in the morgue cooler for 10 months or longer, awaiting burial.
A new report accuses Cook County highway workers of dumping chemicals at maintenance yards.
A task force assigned with finding ways for Chicago and Cook County to save money by joining efforts has apparently found some.
Businesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year’s Cook County budget.
Chicago area leaders are considering a new approach to the War on Drugs, but the State of Illinois still a distance from buying in.