Cook County Government

Road Salt

Cook County Loaned Out More Than 1,400 Tons Of Salt During Brutal Winter

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.

03/31/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City-County Collaborations Could Save Taxpayers Up To $140M A Year, Report Says

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.

06/13/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (left); Treasurer Maria Pappas (CBS)

Preckwinkle Wants Audit Of County Jobs Following Report On Pappas

The 2 Investigators reported earlier this week that Treasurer Maria Pappas has what appears to be personal servants on the public payroll.

01/13/2011

Carla Oglesby

Ex-Stroger Aide Out Of Jail After Posting Bond

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.

10/07/2010

Carla Oglesby

Top Stroger Aide Arrested In Contract Probe

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.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2010