| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:11 AM
A city-suburban group that is challenging Chicago officials to more equally distribute jet noise from O'Hare International Airport said today that it is launching a "property tax revolt.''
The Fair Allocation in Runways coalition will host a workshop to...
| Sep 19, 2013
Former Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano on Friday listed his three-bedroom, 3,828-square-foot penthouse condominium in River North for $2.95 million.
In late 2006 the Cubs signed him to an eight-year, $136 million deal, the richest in the club'...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Cook County commissioners on Wednesday voted to end full-time pay and benefits for political appointees on a pair of panels, a change backed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Salaries, medical benefits and pension contributions for members of...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:35 AM
The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget.
In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:44 PM
A new agreement with the Chicago Park District announced Wednesday will extend Lollapalooza's stay in Grant Park through at least 2021, while requiring the promoters to pay millions in annual city and county amusement taxes and state liquor taxes for...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:07 AM
There’s mixed news as Cook County prepares to borrow money: one bond-rating agency assigned a negative outlook to outstanding debt, largely because of growing unfunded pension liabilities, while another service gave the proposed bond issue a high...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:22 AM
After years of a free ride courtesy of a clout-laden deal, Lollapalooza might have to start paying Cook County taxes.
Commissioners voted Wednesday to require organizers of events like the giant summer lakefront music festival to come to the County Board...
| May 15, 2012
Two more weeks. That's how long your legislators are scheduled to be in Springfield for the remainder of their thus far do-little spring session.
As of this writing lawmakers have taken one important step to secure the future of perpetually insolvent and...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Cook County commissioners voted Tuesday to combine job training programs with the City of Chicago in a bid to cut costs.
A single not-for-profit organization would be created to administer all the job training in the county, rather than having separate...