| Mar 1, 2012
| 2:41 PM
The Cook County Board today voted against giving voters the option of doing away with the recorder of deeds office.
The measure to include a referendum on the November ballot asking voters if the recorder's office should be folded into the county clerk's...
| Sep 24, 2012
Roberto Herencia occasionally rides to work on one of the four Harley-Davidson motorcycles he keeps in his "man cave," a Glenview storage facility equipped with a red couch, a TV and a 6-foot lucha libre mask, an icon of Mexican wrestling.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:28 PM
By an overwhelming 16 to 1 vote, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $2.95 billion dollar budget for 2013.
The only dissenting vote came from Commissioner William Beavers, staunch ally to former Board President Todd
| 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 30, 2012
A land bank that would acquire, manage and repurpose vacant and abandoned properties in Cook County is one step closer to reality.
Two months after its formation, an advisory committee appointed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Cook County Jail inmates would pay less for phone calls and get to stay on the horn longer under a plan pending before the County Board.
Currently, a 15-minute call at the jail costs as much as $9.99. Under a proposal, the cost of a 15-minute call would...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday quickly backed off a public barb she tossed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his crime-fighting strategy, marking the second time in a little more than three months she has toned down off-the-cuff remarks....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Toni Preckwinkle is taking back some very critical comments she made about Mayor Emanuel.
While speaking at the Union League Club Thursday, the Cook County board president said Emanuel's solution to Chicago's street violence is "just to arrest...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick and Erika Slife at 12:21 p.m.; last updated at 1:58 p.m. The city and county could save up to $140 million a year by working together to deliver services and oversee programs, according to a new......
| Nov 3, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Republican Gregg Goslin won his fourth term on the Cook County Board Tuesday, according to unofficial results, pledging to work with a new board president …...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 5:55 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today continued to replace key executives from the administration of her predecessor, Todd Stroger. Out are Carmen Triche-Colvin â€” the former purchasing agent who is the...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 1:25 p.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today lined up a host of county officials who have agreed to slash their budgets for next year by 16 percent, but conspicuously absent were the sheriff,......