Cook County Board Raises Age For Buying Tobacco To 21 In Unincorporated AreasCook County commissioners voted Thursday to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in unincorporated areas from 18 to 21.
Cook County Board Votes To Settle Medical Malpractice CaseCook County Health and Hospitals System CEO John Jay Shannon said Wednesday the settlement is not an admission of malpractice or wrongdoing, but wouldn't comment on the specifics.
County Board Commissioners Propose New Sexual Harassment TrainingThe proposal would make sure elected officials, staff and employees receive training to help prevent harassment.
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,
Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda TaxThe 15-2 vote reflected the overwhelming opposition the tax faced among Cook County residents.
Soda Tax Supporters Suggest Compromise Ahead Of Repeal VoteIllinois Public Health Institute Elissa Bassler proposed the county should exempt diet drinks from the soda tax, rather than repealing it.
Retailers Say Beverage Sales Down As Much As 47 Percent Due To Soda Tax“I have never, ever seen the outrage and anger that’s being displayed by our customers," said Tony's Fresh Market manager Frank Guiglio.
Sweetened Beverage Tax Opponents Call For Commissioners To RepealCook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has unveiled a 10-point plan to repeal the soft drink tax and make up for the lost revenue.
Sheriff Dart: Preckwinkle's Layoff Plan "Beyond Reckless"“This is just not a way to run any government,” Dart said. “Eviscerating this office is not a way thoughtful people proceed.”
Preckwinkle Dismisses Commissioners' Idea To Avoid Layoffs After Soda Tax BlockedA trio of Cook County commissioners proposed forming a working group to cut the budget without mass layoffs while the soda tax is on hold.
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 Delays Vote On $36M Contract To Upgrade Court ComputersCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is sticking with a plan to have a Texas company upgrade outdated court computer systems, despite some questions.
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.
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.