Cook County Board President

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

GOP Slams Preckwinkle For Reagan ‘Hell’ Remark, As She Apologizes Again

Local Republicans were going after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday, for her controversial comments about former President Ronald Reagan. She has apologized for saying Reagan deserves “a special place in hell” for his role in the war on drugs.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Preckwinkle Sorry For Saying Reagan Deserves ‘A Special Place In Hell’ For War On Drugs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is apologizing for saying former President Ronald Reagan deserves “a special place in hell” for his role in the war on drugs.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Dr. Nancy Jones

Former Medical Examiner Grants Newspaper Interview In Wake Of Scandal

The former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

File Photo Of Foreclosure Sign (AP Photo)

Foreclosed Homeowners Demand Moratorium On Evictions

Nearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.

WBBM Newsradio–08/10/2012

Toni Preckwinkle

Report: Conditions At Cook County Morgue Left Preckwinkle ‘Jarred’

A published report says the findings of an audit of the Cook County morgue left Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle “jarred.”

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Plans Overhaul Of County Hospital Board

It’s not exactly a clean sweep of the board that runs the County’s Health and Hospitals System, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is hoping to win Board approval for an overhaul of that panel.

WBBM Newsradio–06/19/2012

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Preckwinkle Funnels Extra $120K To Youth Summer Jobs Program

Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle said county officials have found more money to add to a summer jobs program for youths in high-crime neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle: Eliminate All Unincorporated Areas By Decade’s End

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she is determined to eliminate all unincorporated areas of the county within the decade.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

A solemn ceremony on Chicago's south side today: Dozens of bodies found stacked up at the Cook County morgue were buried. (Credit: Brandis Friedman)

Cardinal George Oversees Indigent Burials At Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Rain softly began to fall on Wednesday as Francis Cardinal George completed prayers at Mt. Olivet Cemetery for dozens of people whose bodies had been stored at the county morgue since November or December.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Stroger Storage Locker

Man Acquires Bulls Rings, Stroger Family Artifacts With $450 Bid

A local man spent just $450 to buy a locker full of valuable items belonging to late Cook County Board President John H. Stroger Jr.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

One Summer Chicago summer jobs program website (Credit: onesummerchicago.org)

City, County Team Up For Kids’ Summer Jobs Program

The city of Chicago this year is teaming up with Cook County government to mount its summer jobs program.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2012

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Wants To Reduce $15 Charge For Calls From Jail

Inmates at Cook County Jail are being charged up to $15 per call for local phone calls, and the company that operates the jail’s phones and the county are both raking in huge profits because of it.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Preckwinkle Names Panel To Improve County’s Energy Efficiency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is asking a high-powered panel to help her government become more energy efficient.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2012

Cook County government seal (CBS)

New Portal Site To Make Life Easier For Cook County Property Owners

Cook County property owners will soon have an easier time finding online information about their homes and property taxes.

WBBM Newsradio–02/17/2012

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Feds Target Construction Giant McHugh

Federal prosecutors have set their sights on one of the biggest fish ever, a huge and well-known construction firm with plenty of clout.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Cook County Jail

County Board To Discuss Policy On Illegal Immigrants In Jail

Expect heated debate on immigration issues at a Cook County Board hearing Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Officials Don’t Know Why 15 Bodies Are Still At County Morgue

A Cook County spokeswoman says officials can’t figure out the reason the Medical Examiner’s office is still holding 15 of the bodies that have been in the morgue for 10 months or longer.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Cook County Seal

County Board Delays Vote On Making It Easier To Fire Medical Examiner

The 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.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Preckwinkle Outlines Reforms At County Morgue

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today will outline proposals for big changes at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Preckwinkle Sends Staff To Fix Morgue Problems

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s no question: If the county morgue had better management there wouldn’t be what sources say is a pileup of bodies there.

01/22/2012

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