At Issue: County Hospitals Resisting Efforts To Cut Budget Any FurtherA few county commissioners seem incredulous that, in a budget of $2.5 billion, the county hospital system cannot find $25 million in cuts.
Commissioners Look To Make Cuts In County's Health Care SystemSome commissioners seem to be looking hard for deeper cuts to make in the massive Cook County Health and Hospitals System.
Cook County Finance Committee Votes 15-1 To Can The Soda TaxThe Cook County Finance Committee has voted 15-1 to approve a plan to repeal the controversial sweetened beverage tax, effective Dec. 1.
Cook County Board Finance Committee To Vote To Repeal Sweetened Beverage TaxA key vote on Tuesday will begin the process to repeal the Sweetened Beverage Tax, this after 12 Cook County Commissioners reached a deal to do so.
County Board Kicks The Can On Sweetened Beverage Tax RepealA showdown on the controversial tax will be held next month.
Layoffs 'Inevitable' If Soda Tax Isn't ReinstatedThe Cook County Board says layoff notices could go out as soon as next week, as County Government fights a lawsuit over the proposed tax.
Cook Commissioner: Cut Board Member Pay, Use It For Youth Jobs ProgramUnder Richard Boykin’s ordinance, salaries of each county commissioner and the board president, Toni Preckwinkle, would drop by $10,000 annually.
Cook County Board May Consider Registry For Animal AbusersKnown abusers who obtain a pet, or any pet shop, rescue or individual caught selling an abuser a pet would be subject to fines up to $5,000.