As Census Day Arrives, State And Local Officials Worry Some Communities Will Be Under-CountedThe COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the Census count, and officials already have pushed back the response deadline by two weeks to Aug. 14.
Cook County Jail To 'Single-Cell' Nearly All Detainees, As 38 Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said there are currently about 5,000 inmates being held within the walls of the jail, the lowest population it’s ever had.
Coronavirus In Illinois: Cook County Facing Shortage Of Election Judges For Tuesday's PrimaryTo become an election judge, you must be a registered voter, but the county is waiving the normal training requirements. Election judges also are paid $150 for the day.
Coronavirus In Chicago: While Acknowledging Worries, Preckwinkle Says 'Our Civic Duty Is Voting'While acknowledging the coronavirus crisis and the difficulties it is causing, city and county officials on Sunday urged people to turn out to vote for the Illinois primary this week – and emphasized that there is still time to vote early.
Tobolski Resigns From Cook County Board And Mayor Of McCook, Offices Raided In 2019 Federal ProbeTobolski represents the 16th district which includes Cicero, Franklin Park, Stickney and McCook, where he is also the mayor.
Preckwinkle's Budget Proposal Expected To Include No New TaxesNo new taxes -- that's what Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is expected to announce Thursday as she unveils her budget proposal for next year.
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.
Politicians To Jump Into Chicago RiverDozens of people jumped into the Chicago River Saturday morning, to show just how clean it is.
How Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Describes A Few Notable Political FiguresIn his one-one-one interview with Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown on Wednesday, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards asked Brown to offer a word or short phrase she would use to describe 11 major political figures – most, but not all of them local.
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.
After Historic Election, Lightfoot And Preckwinkle Pledge To Work Together On Progressive AgendaAfter Lori Lightfoot cruised to a landslide victory in the race for mayor, following an often bitter and divisive campaign against Toni Preckwinkle, the mayor-elect and her former rival joined for a show of unity, and pledged to work together to advance a progressive agenda in Chicago and Cook County.
Lightfoot Celebrates Blowout Victory In Mayor's Race; Sees 'Broad Mandate For Change' At City Hall“People across the city wanted a break from that broken political past, and I’m excited about the prospects,” Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot said.
Chicago Election: Lori Lightfoot Wins Historic Runoff, Becoming First Black Woman And First Lesbian MayorLori Lightfoot made history in more ways than one Tuesday night, defeating Toni Preckwinkle to not only become the first African-American woman elected mayor of Chicago, but the first homosexual to win the seat as well.
Youth Vote Low In Chicago's Historic Mayoral ElectionOn the walls in the mayor's office are some of the most politically powerful faces in Chicago's history -- 45 mayors interim, acting or elected, in all, dating back to 1837.
Chicago To Make History In Mayor's Race; 15 City Council Seats Also Contested In Runoff ElectionSo far, almost 123,000 people have cast their ballots for the runoffs, compared to 125,000 who voted early before the first round of the election in February.