Cook County Demolishes 3 Jail Buildings As Inmate Population ShrinksCook County is demolishing three divisions, representing close to a half-million square feet of cell space, as the jail population has hit the lowest level in 25 years.
Cook County Board Approves Proposed Sugary Beverages TaxA penny-an-ounce tax on sugary and artificially sweetened drinks has been adopted by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in Chicago.
Cook County Board To Vote On Sugary Beverage TaxCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the sugary beverage tax would help close a $174 million budget gap and avoid layoffs.
Cook County To Vote On Sugary Drink TaxThe most controversial issue at the moment in Cook County politics is not even something on which you can vote Tuesday.
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.