| Jun 5, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Cook County commissioners voted Tuesday to combine job training programs with the City of Chicago in a bid to cut costs.
A single not-for-profit organization would be created to administer all the job training in the county, rather than having separate...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle continued Wednesday to put her imprint on county government by appointing new members to the board overseeing the county’s vast public health system.
At the Health and Hospitals System board, Preckwinkle...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn stood inside the auditorium of a sprawling new Salvation Army community center that officially opened in West Pullman Saturday and put into perspective the meaning of a new swimming pool, performing arts center, soccer field and other...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Ald. Ed Burke is not too keen on the mayor's proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, partly because because he is "very concerned with anything that gives kids the idea that this is not a bad thing to do." But Mayor Emanuel and...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle overhauled the medical examiner’s office today as she seeks to move past troubles at the county morgue.
Medical Examiner Nancy Jones is resigning, effective July 31. Kimberly Jackson, the office’...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:09 AM
The Cook County Medical Examiner who was the target of tough criticism for horrific conditions at the morgue will resign from her job.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that development on Tuesday, as well as several other changes...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to issue tickets rather than make arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana was advanced by a panel of aldermen today following a buzz saw of skepticism, setting the stage for final approval at next week’...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday she’s boosting the county’s contribution to health care for low-income residents, a day before the county board is scheduled to vote on her 2012 budget.
Preckwinkle stood with...
| Jan 30, 2012
Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president.
Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:36 PM
For years, Cook County highway workers have been dumping roadway and sewer waste at a pair of work yards, creating large mounds that potentially could be contaminating the environment, according to a watchdog report released today.
The pollutants include...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:49 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today heralded the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the core of President Barack Obama’s national health care overhaul as a positive “historic” development, even as he conceded that he warned Obama about the...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Elected officials in Chicago and Illinois are reacting to the Supreme Court’s history-making decision to uphold the heart of the president’s affordable healthcare law.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the healthcare decision “historic”...