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  • New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
  • Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year

    Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year
    Cook County’s budget gap for next year is pegged at $152 million and Board President Toni Preckwinkle once again isn’t ruling out tax or fee increases to fill the hole. There are, however, a pair of specific tax hikes that Preckwinkle says...
  • Cook County fails to curb overtime costs

    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...
  • Cook County to pay $2.6 million to 3 fired doctors

    Cook County to pay $2.6 million to 3 fired doctors
    Cook County commissioners agreed Wednesday to pay a $2.6 million settlement to three doctors who in two federal lawsuits claimed they were illegally fired from jobs at a South Side hospital. Dr. Vietta Johnson and Dr. Daniel Ivankovich said in their...
  • Divorce court weds power and privacy

    Divorce court weds power and privacy
    J.F.'s marriage was crumbling in 2010, but he didn't want that public. J.F. is a well-known Chicago politician, and when he and his wife ended up in divorce court, he asked that their names be kept secret to avoid a “media frenzy.” Despite...
  • Rep. Jackson calls it quits

    Rep. Jackson calls it quits
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM 91.5) Host Rick Kogan talks about the week's two hottest stories -- school closings and......
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
  • Dithering Dems give hope to indicted candidate

     
    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 (right), a lifelong Democrat,...
  • Why are leading Dems neutral in Derrick Smith race?

     
    Carol Marin today notes with dismay that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other Democrats are remaining neutral in the 10th District state rep race between indicted former incumbent Derrick Smith and...
  • Preckwinkle 'making a serious mistake' in not backing Tyson

     
    Rich Miller: (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle is making a serious mistake here. (Former Todd Stroger chief of staff Lance) Tyson tried to do right in that office. He took the job thinking he could help. Some folks, myself......
  • Donkey ride

     
    Today's offering from Scott Stantis: Everything about this cartoon is just about pitch perfect, but... are my sensitivities exaggerated or is there sexism at work in the portrayal of Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan as a mere little girl? The unseemly......