Cook County On Track To Double Number Of Opioid Deaths Compared To 2019"African Americans make up 24% of the county's population, but half of the overdose opioid deaths this year."
With Pandemic Hampering Census Efforts, Cook County Officials Seek More Help With Population CountCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said, due to the pandemic, officials had to adjust their outreach strategy to protect the health and safety of census takers and the general public.
Durbin, Preckwinkle Visit Stroger Hospital COVID-19 Testing SiteThe site, at 1969 West Ogden, offers both drive through and walk-up testing services.
Todd Stroger Dropping Bid For County Board President After 2 WeeksStroger spokesman Sean Howard said Stroger instead will run for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner, as he originally planned.
Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger To Run Again In 2018“We’re not looking at the same race that was happening in 2010,” Stroger said. “This isn’t 2010. This is 2017. So this is a different age.”
Cook County Expects More Belt-Tightening With $100M Budget ShortfallThe preliminary spending plan keeps Preckwinkle’s promise not to raise any more taxes, but she said everything else is on the table.
Annual Prayer Breakfast Focuses On Aftermath Of Laquan McDonald CaseThe continued tension over the Laquan McDonald case was a hot topic Friday morning at an annual prayer breakfast attended by some of the state’s leading politicians, business leaders, and clergy.
Mayor Doesn't Seem Worried About Preckwinkle Hotel Tax PlanThe head of the Chicago’s official tourism agency has warned a planned Cook County hotel tax could hurt the city’s convention industry, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed less concerned.
Preckwinkle Expects Approval Of New Ammunition TaxCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has said she has enough votes to approve a new countywide tax on ammunition for handguns and rifles.
Cook County Board Approves Sales Tax HikeCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was making her final pitch for a sales tax hike, as the Cook County Board met Wednesday to debate a tax increase she railed against five years ago.
Preckwinkle: Sales Tax Hike Necessary To Keep County AfloatCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday she will present a preliminary budget plan that includes a proposal to increase the county sales tax she spent years rolling back.