Cook County Commissioners Want Voters To Have A Say On Legalizing MarijuanaCook County Commissioner John Fritchey said current drug policies waste millions of taxpayer dollars on low-level possession cases,
Soda Tax Opponents Expect Repeal Vote Can Pass, But Veto LikelyA vote on Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to repeal the tax has been scheduled for Tuesday in the county board’s Finance Committee.
A Cook County Commissioner Is Calling On A Recreational Marijuana Law To Be PassedA Cook County Commissioner is asking his colleagues to pass a resolution calling on state lawmakers to approve recreational marijuana after the first of the year.
Commissioners Propose Creating Cook County ID CardResidents of Cook County who have trouble getting official government documents might be able to get an ID card from Cook County.
Cook County Commissioner Questioning Suburban Shelters' Handling Of Stray DogsIt's a system he believes is resulting in "people's pets being killed."
Report: County Animal-Control Officers Are Paid For Commuting To, From HomeThe Inspector General's 15-page report also refers to Cook County's animal control unit as "efficiently operated," but says there is an "over-reliance on euthanasia."
Brown Says She Needs To Keep Her Bodyguards, Following Several ThreatsOne man who wrote to Brown suggested she is in his sights, “especially coming out of your office and walking to your car.” CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Cook County Finance Committee Backs Alcohol Tax HikeA key Cook County committee has endorsed County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's plan to raise alcohol taxes as part of next year's budget plan.
Preckwinkle Pushing For New Fees, Tax HikesCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a first-ever fee for parking at the county’s criminal courthouses, as well as a $150 fee on residents of unincorporated areas for county police protection as part of her budget plan for next year.
Commissioner Pushes Plan To Eliminate Recorder Of Deeds OfficeCook County Commissioner John Fritchey said Monday that the county could save $1 million a year by eliminating the office of the County Recorder of Deeds and folding its duties into the County Clerk's Office.
Cemetery Burial Reforms For Indigent Proposed A Cook County commissioner will propose at tomorrow’s board meeting that the county do a better job of burying the indigent and unidentifiable.

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