Preckwinkle Proposes New Cook County Soft Drink TaxThe price of a pop could go up next summer in Cook County. Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a new tax on sweetened drinks in her budget address on Thursday.
Retailers Warn Against Possible Cook County Soda TaxRetailers were speaking out Wednesday amid published reports Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on sugary soft drinks, up to a penny an ounce.
Cook County Unveils Upgraded Government WebsiteCook County has made a major upgrade to its official government website, and officials said it’s truly user-friendly now.
County Hospital Boss Says Gun Violence A 'Major Public Health Disaster'Cook County government and healthcare officials on Tuesday applauded the American Medical Association’s decision to declare gun violence is a public health crisis that requires federally funded research.
Cook County Medical Examiner Stepping Down After Overhauling OfficeDr. Stephen Cina took over in 2012 after the previous medical examiner resigned amid criticism that bodies were stacking up in the morgue. Preckwinkle says Cina took the office from "crisis to full accreditation."
Old Cook County Hospital To Become Hotel, Apartments, StoresIt has sat vacant for nearly 15 years, and become a popular target for graffiti artists, but the old Cook County Hospital building could get new life as a hotel and apartment building, with stores at ground level.
2 Investigators/BGA: Cook County Retailers Rack Up Fines But Keep Selling Bootleg CigarettesA CBS 2 and Better Government Association investigation found that Cook County has failed to collect up to $20 million in fines for the tax violations.
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office Receives National AccreditationWhen the office lost accreditation in 2011, there was a shortage of staff, and overcrowding that led to bodies being stacked on top of each other.
Preckwinkle's Office Briefs Board On Impact Of State Budget StalemateMembers of the Cook County Board spoke to county department heads on Tuesday about how the state’s budget impasse is affecting local services.
County Health Facilities To Screen For Families Who Are 'Food Insecure'Cook County has launched a two-year program to try to better identify people who have trouble putting food on the table for their families and getting them help.
Local Civic Leaders Denounce Anti-Muslim, Anti-Refugee RhetoricCivic leaders and representatives of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities came together today to denounce the anti-Muslim, anti-refugee sentiment that has been picking up steam around the country.
Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Surfaces At Public Event, Is Warmly ReceivedOusted Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy appeared Friday at a public event with his former boss, Mayor Emanuel, and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.