Preckwinkle Lays Out Goals For Second Term 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.
Fritchey Wants Sheriff To Take Over Indigent BurialsA 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.
Pastors Decry Conditions At Medical Examiner's OfficeChicago 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.
44 Bodies Have Lain In Morgue For At Least 10 MonthsThe Cook County Board President's office says a staggering 44 bodies have been in the morgue cooler for 10 months or longer, awaiting burial.
Report: County Highway Workers Dumped Chemicals At Maintenance YardsA new report accuses Cook County highway workers of dumping chemicals at maintenance yards.
City-County Task Force Finds $11 Million In SavingsA task force assigned with finding ways for Chicago and Cook County to save money by joining efforts has apparently found some.
Public Weighs In On Next Year's Cook County BudgetBusinesspeople, county employees and the public lined up Thursday night for the chance to voice opinions on next year's Cook County budget.
Quinn Expresses Doubt About Ending Some Marijuana ArrestsChicago area leaders are considering a new approach to the War on Drugs, but the State of Illinois still a distance from buying in.