Johnson Touts CPD Gains In 2017, Laughs Off Call For U.N. Troops In ChicagoPolice Supt. Eddie Johnson noted shootings and murders both have dropped from 2016, which saw the highest level of homicides in nearly 20 years.
Cook Co. Public Defender Says The Dept. Cannot Afford More CutsCampanelli passionately told commissioners she was upholding people's constitutional rights as the law say she must, so she needs resources.
With Soda Tax Gone, County Board Looks To Close $200M Budget Gap“We’re not going to be able to raise revenue, we’re going to have to cut,” Commissioner Jeff Tobolski (D-McCook) said.
County Board Kicks The Can On Sweetened Beverage Tax RepealA showdown on the controversial tax will be held next month.
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.
Cook County Advocates Push For Loan Fund To Help People At Risk Of Losing Their HomesCook County advocates are pushing for an ongoing fund to help low-income people who might lose their homes because of unpaid property tax bills.
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.
Facebook Executives In Chicago To Discuss Plan To Remove Violent PostsRepresentatives from Facebook were at Operation PUSH headquarters in Kenwood to meet with Rev. Jesse Jackson and other civic leaders.
Commissioner Proposes Free Homes For City Workers In High Crime AreasA Cook County Commissioner has introduced a property tax initiative designed to bring more key city personnel into higher-crime neighborhoods.
West Side Lawmaker Calls Eisenhower Expressway Shootings "Act Of Terrorism"After two people were killed in separate shootings on the Eisenhower Expressway on Thursday, a Cook County lawmaker called the attacks an “act of terrorism.”
Community Leaders Plan Town Hall Meetings On Chicago ViolenceThe astounding number of shootings and homicides in Chicago last month prompted elected officials and community leaders to call for a series of town hall meetings in neighborhoods hit hardest by gun violence.