| 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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:31 PM
On January 18, Chicago didn’t have a single murder or shooting. That was so unusual -- first time it had happened in nearly a year -- that the Police Department put out a statement letting everyone know what a great day it was.
The rest of...
| Sep 26, 2012
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson's bid for state representative.
For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson, a lifelong Democrat, served as chief of...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Cook County Jail inmates stuck behind bars because they can't come up with small amounts of money to go free while awaiting trial for non-violent offenses will automatically go before judges to possibly get their bail reduced under a plan announced by...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Cook County officials will hold off on asking county commissioners to support a $34 million upgrade to an aging West Side warehouse used to store court records and voting equipment.
Instead, they will study how best to handle the mountains of paper...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The state of Illinois is teaming with Cook County on a trial program in which a loan fund will be created to buy vacant foreclosed homes, renovate them and resell them to home buyers at low interest rates.
Six suburbs will take part: Berwyn, Chicago...
| Feb 6, 2012
Public safety has been top of mind for Trib Nation this year as we wrestle with the implications of violence, civic disruption and fairness.
Reader interest drives Chicago Forward: Is Our City Safe? at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Chase Auditorium, 10 S....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday touted modest savings from working together on upcoming elections and collecting back taxes from businesses.
The pair said the latest round of efforts to streamline the two...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The group that runs local Catholic cemeteries is offering as many as 300 graves for bodies held at the Cook County medical examiner’s office, officials said today.
The offer by the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to donate...
| Feb 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Come April, Cook County property owners will be able to go to a single web site to find all of the government information related to their homes or businesses.
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the new site, set to go live April 1, will be...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Two employees of the Cook County medical examiner's office have been fired in connection with a review of possible "misconduct or malfeasance" at the morgue, a spokeswoman for County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Thursday.
After being suspended...