Cook County Government
The county loaned out 1,339 tons, about 2.8 percent of its salt supply this winter, according to Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
A report from a combined Chicago-Cook County committee found that increasing collaboration could save taxpayers from $66 million to $140 million per year by 2014.
The 2 Investigators reported earlier this week that Treasurer Maria Pappas has what appears to be personal servants on the public payroll.
After spending three nights behind bars, a disgraced former top aide to Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was released from jail Thursday afternoon when she posted bond.
A top aide to Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has resigned, a day after she was arrested on charges that she bilked taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.