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  • Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying

    Daley claims 'medical hardship' to keep from testifying
    Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's attorneys say it would be a medical hardship for him to testify in the city's lawsuit against operators of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park. His lawyers did not explain in their motion filed Wednesday why...
  • How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin

    How the pols who caused this crisis can save Illinois from ruin
    "(W)e have concluded that the provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised retirement benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them." — Illinois Supreme Court, ruling that the Illinois Constitution says even a...
  • Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?

    Preckwinkle faces the glare: Will you run for mayor?
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle squinted into the bright lights of the TV cameras lined up in front of her Thursday, searching for each reporter who volleyed her variations of the same question: Will you run for mayor? She was at a River...
  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • Interim CEO to stay on as head of Cook County hospital system

    Interim CEO to stay on as head of Cook County hospital system
    The Cook County hospitals board ended a $100,000 nationwide search for a new CEO Friday by simply taking the “interim” tag off the title of the guy who has held that position since January. The board voted unanimously to name Dr. John Jay...
  • Preckwinkle to address City Club -- and more questions about a mayoral run

    Preckwinkle to address City Club -- and more questions about a mayoral run
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will talk to the City Club of Chicago today about the county's budget, but she's sure to get asked about her political plans as she continues to leave the door open for a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel....
  • Cook County pension changes clear Senate

    Cook County pension changes clear Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...
  • Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones

    Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
  • Cook County commissioners to take more time before voting

    Cook County commissioners to take more time before voting
    In a bit of a legislative rebuke to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, commissioners Wednesday voted for a new rule requiring that nearly all new ordinances or amendments get sent to committee for consideration before a full board vote. The...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • Winnetka stormwater project awaits nod from forest preserve

    Winnetka stormwater project awaits nod from forest preserve
    Officials in Winnetka said this week that a recently completed project in the village's $41 million stormwater management program proved successful in preventing flooding during recent downpours. But despite the progress in halting flooding in the...
  • A new challenge for Judge Evans

    A new challenge for Judge Evans
    "The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center has spiraled into a wasteful, disorganized, abusive cesspool. The people who have run the place ... have little or no experience for their lofty jobs." — Sept. 7, 2005, Tribune editorial A...