Preckwinkle Presents County Budget Plan Without Taxes Or Layoffs, With New Marijuana Expungement JobsIt’s balanced, there are no new taxes or fees. and there are no layoffs. Those are three reasons Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and her budget staff believe the budget she is about to propose is good news.
Landlords Have Doubts About Cook County Law Intended To Help Ex-Offenders Find HousingA new Cook County law is intended to help ex-offenders find housing, but landlords worry it will make it harder to find good tenants.
Preckwinkle Says She'll Run Again For County Board PresidentThe Cook County Board president who was soundly defeated when she ran for mayor of Chicago this year says she's ready to run again for the job she's held since 2010.
Cook Co. Board Now Has Its Youngest And First Openly Gay Member"It's been increasingly more diverse. It's a district Hillary Clinton won by 20 points."
More Than 300 Cook County Workers Laid OffIt's the cost of repealing an unpopular sweetened beverage tax, CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
Cook County To Vote On $200M In Budget CutsThe Cook County Board will vote Tuesday on $200 million in budget cuts, triggered by the demise of the sweetened beverage tax.
County Board Commissioners Propose New Sexual Harassment TrainingThe proposal would make sure elected officials, staff and employees receive training to help prevent harassment.
Preckwinkle Outlines Plan To Make Up For Loss Of Soda Tax RevenueWhen commissioners voted to repeal the much-maligned sweetened beverage tax, they knew they would have to make up for $200 million in lost revenue.
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.