| Mar 5, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Posted by John Byrne at 2:43 p.m. Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger wants to start collecting unemployment checks. But the county is fighting Stroger's request on the grounds he isn’t eligible to get unemployment for wages he made........
| Mar 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 10:35 a.m. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today frowned on the attempt by her predecessor, Todd Stroger, to get unemployment benefits based on his $170,000 salary when he was the county’s top executive....
| Mar 25, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 4:11 p.m. Employees at a Cook County Forest Preserve District aquatic center in Lyons were caught on tape stealing thousands of dollars, providing alcohol to minors and having sex at work, according to a report......
| Sep 7, 2011
| 10:43 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking greater control over how the county buys goods and services.
At a news conference today, Preckwinkle said the ordinance she's proposing will "streamline" government by speeding up the approval of...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:48 PM
The brother-in-law of former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has resigned from his $195,906-a-year post as chief operating officer at the county's Department of Public Health.
Stephen Martin's resignation is effective Sept. 23, according to...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:13 PM
During a year when many unionized Cook County workers are taking 10 unpaid days off to help balance the budget, five commissioners are refusing to do so.
The commissioners, who make $85,000 a year, have asked the county comptroller for their money back...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll.
Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 5:48 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle won unanimous approval this morning of a budget plan that includes a deal with unions to have thousands of county workers take 10 unpaid days off during the rest of the year.
It was one of Preckwinkle's first...
| 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&...
| 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 24, 2012
| 3:53 PM
A one-time steakhouse busboy who became a key player in a patronage scandal involving former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was indicted today on charges he fraudulently collected state and federal housing assistance by hiding his $60,000-a-year...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:06 PM
A South Side man says items from a public storage locker he bought at an auction last week once belonged to late Cook County Board President John Stroger.
Among the items in Chris Amer's find: what appear to be two Chicago Bulls championship rings.