| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:27 PM
Several months after the Cook County Board pulled an all-nighter to craft a spending plan, Board President Toni Preckwinkle is setting new deadlines she hopes will avoid a repeat performance.
Today Preckwinkle ordered all county departments and...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Cook County officials on Thursday pulled the plug on a troubled $44 million effort that left faulty cameras in police cars.
A review of “Project Shield” by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s team found an “ill-conceived,...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Cook County government employees took an average of 6.7 hours a month in sick time last year, amounting to nearly 10 extra days of paid time off, according to a first-of-its kind county management report County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:39 PM
At a time when more than 75,000 mortgage foreclosures are pending in Cook County, commissioners are asking for more scrutiny of a mediation program designed to help homeowners navigate the foreclosure process.
Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans&...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted today to set a five-year term for the county medical examiner.
The ordinance, which also establishes explicit rules for removing the medical examiner from office, comes after reports in recent weeks that...