| Feb 20, 2014
An undercover FBI agent posing as a strip club manager formed a political committee that helped re-elect Harvey's embattled mayor at the same time federal agents were investigating corruption in the suburb's Police Department. What the heck was that...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:14 PM
In an effort to combat scandals and incompetence in some suburbs, the Cook County sheriff is seeking the power to scour the financial books and policing records of municipalities that repeatedly fail to follow a basic financial accountability law....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The Cook County hospital board on Friday named an interim CEO who was a top executive at a Dallas hospital system when the federal government determined it had problems that were a “serious threat to patient health and safety.”
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Cook County Forest Preserve District leaders on Friday unveiled sweeping plans to overhaul the sprawling system, an ambitious program to restore 30,000 acres to a pristine state, buy more land and draw thousands of new people to the natural areas.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A second former CTA executive with decades of transit experience will soon be overseeing policy at Metra.
Cook County commissioners representing the north and west suburbs unanimously appointed retired CTA safety and security official John Plante on...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Jean Rolfing Cleland, whose social activism ranged from fighting for the rights of migrant workers to protesting against the Vietnam War, made open housing the focus of her volunteer efforts more than 60 years ago.
The Wilmette mother of six started the...
| Jun 30, 2013
One is a labor lawyer. Another heads a company that sells firefighting equipment. One runs a construction company.
Of the 11, only five have held elective office. And just one has any railroad experience.
They are the board of directors of Metra,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Ruth Rothstein came to Chicago in 1950 as a union organizer but spent most of the rest of her life reviving area hospitals and working to improve the health system in Cook County.
Known for her tough, no-nonsense exterior and deep caring for the poor...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Cook County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a watered-down plan for government offices to work on streamlining the property tax process, after Board President Toni Preckwinkle …...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Evanston, IL — April 16, 2012 — The Second Annual Northern Cook County Informational Expungement Expo took place this past Saturday, April 14th, from 2-4 …...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faced criticism today after floating the idea of taxing guns and bullets to help balance the budget.
Commissioner Timothy Schneider said he’s worried such a tax would do little other than hurt...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Cook County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a watered-down plan for government offices to work on streamlining the property tax process after Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a proposal to create a single county tax administrator would violate state...