| Nov 29, 2012
As Cook County officials scramble to find ways to raise money — taxing guns, gambling machines and cigarettes — they have been unable to bring burdensome overtime costs under control.
County officials for years have promised to rein in...
| 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...
| 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 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 …...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school ward boss who often bragged about his political dominance with a barnyard reference to his virility, was indicted Thursday on charges he pocketed campaign funds and a county stipend without paying...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Instead of icy stares or worse, Cook County Commissioners William Beavers and John Daley had smiles and a handshake for each other Wednesday when they met face-to-face for the first time publicly since Beavers was indicted and promptly said prosecutors...
| 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...
| Jun 9, 2010
Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder paused for a long moment before finishing her suggestion about what Cook County can do with its recently announced plan to use red-light cameras to ticket suburban drivers.
"Cook County can just take their cameras,"...