| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama hauled in more than $2 million during a quick downtown Chicago fundraising stop today while Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum criticized his leadership at stops in the suburbs.
Obama, who said it was good to be home,...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
St. Patrick’s Day has a political tradition in Chicago, and the annual downtown parade is a hot spot for politicians seeking votes.
But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a staunch backer of hometown President Barack Obama, declined to talk politics at the...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has opened up a big lead tonight against Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz in the Democratic primary.
Brown had 66 percent of the vote while Munoz had 34 percent, with 72 percent of the precincts counted....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Cook County commissioners have been known to yell and even curse at each other over the years, and the public now will get a chance to watch online as meetings unfold.
The proceedings have been a bit calmer under Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:23 PM
A female American Bald Eagle has been spotted incubating eggs in a nest in a Cook County forest preserve in Palos Township and officials believe that the eaglets have recently hatched, officials announced today.
The eagle family was spotted in a in a...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to accelerate efforts to do away with unincorporated areas over the next several years, saying today that the county can no longer afford to provide services for the 98,000 residents that live in those...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Assessor Joe Berrios on Tuesday urged state lawmakers to give them more power to go after property owners who improperly claim tax breaks, saying they could recover more than $150 million in three years...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced a new worker wellness program that’s all carrot and no stick, in contrast to a similar effort launched last year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Free massages, cooking demonstrations and...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Two Cook County revenue investigators have been fired for accepting bribes from cigarette vendors, according to an inspector general’s report released today.
The alleged scheme involved investigators who checked to see if stores complied with the...