Cook County Court Layoffs Blocked, For NowA judge in Lake County has issued a temporary restraining order to block the planned layoff of 161 Cook County court system workers.
Battle Over Pop Tax Layoffs ContinuesThe pop tax repeal leaves a 200 million dollar gap in the county's budget. It lead to the approved layoffs of 328 county workers.
Sweetened Beverage Tax Set To Expire FridayThe County stopped collecting the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages as of Thursday.
Chicago, Cook County Sue Uber Over Concealed Data HackThe City of Chicago and Cook County filed a joint lawsuit against Uber on Monday, alleging the embattled ride-hailing company violated several parts of the Chicago Municipal Code and state law when it concealed that the personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers was stolen in a hack more than a year ago.
Candidates Line Up To File Petitions For Cook County OfficeCandidates running for office in Cook County are required to file nominating petitions beginning Monday.
Cook County Makes Calls To Sex Offenders To Confirm Registration Is CurrentThe Cook County Sheriff's office wants to make sure registered sex offenders are not going to be home to answer the door to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
Advocate: Polarization Of Politics Is Bad For The YoungA leading children’s advocate says the current political atmosphere is making it harder to get government officials to champion children’s issues.
Cook Co. Public Defender Says The Dept. Cannot Afford More CutsCampanelli passionately told commissioners she was upholding people's constitutional rights as the law say she must, so she needs resources.
Budget Meetings Begin To Close $200M Soda Tax GapCook County's budget hearings have begun this week under the cloud of a deficit created by the eradication of the soda tax.
With Soda Tax Gone, County Board Looks To Close $200M Budget Gap“We’re not going to be able to raise revenue, we’re going to have to cut,” Commissioner Jeff Tobolski (D-McCook) said.
Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda TaxThe 15-2 vote reflected the overwhelming opposition the tax faced among Cook County residents.
County Gets Nearly $2M Grant For Bail Reform EffortsCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s more work to do because many minorities stay behind bars while waiting on their cases.

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