Cook County Board President
It’s not very often that we hear about taxes going down, but on Wednesday, retailers and elected officials were celebrating the final roll-back of Cook County’s sales tax increase pushed through by former County Board President Todd Stroger in 2008.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded gently on Monday to criticisms of his crime-fighting strategy leveled at him last week by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is apparently considering targeted tax and fee increases and cost cutting to close a $115 million deficit in next year’s county budget.
On this Labor Day, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte are preparing for their sessions, which begin tomorrow.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle conducted a 45-minute Internet video chat Thursday evening — looking for ways to eliminate a $267 million budget shortfall.
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.
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.
The former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.
Nearly 150 angry homeowners and renters, many facing foreclosure, jammed a near West Side union hall to demand a moratorium on evictions.
A published report says the findings of an audit of the Cook County morgue left Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle “jarred.”
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.
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.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she is determined to eliminate all unincorporated areas of the county within the decade.
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.
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.
The city of Chicago this year is teaming up with Cook County government to mount its summer jobs program.
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.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is asking a high-powered panel to help her government become more energy efficient.
Cook County property owners will soon have an easier time finding online information about their homes and property taxes.
Federal prosecutors have set their sights on one of the biggest fish ever, a huge and well-known construction firm with plenty of clout.