The Chicago Transit Authority is threatening to reduce some suburban bus service if several Cook County commissioners follow through with a plan to cut $1.3 million in county funding to the agency.The proposal filed this week could set up a showdown between County Board President Toni Preckwinkle an
Two Cook County board commissioners have changed their minds about taking furlough days. Board members have spent the week debating whether they should have to take unpaid days off, even though it was in the budget.Commissioner Joan Murphy had refused to take the days off and asked to be reimbu
Some Cook County Board commissioners are refusing to take furlough days, even though the unpaid days off were in the budget passed in February. Commissioners had agreed then to take five unpaid days off, plus five government shutdown days, to help cut this year's budget.
Republican Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica appears to have lost in his re-election bid for the 16th District seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners. With 223 of 230 precincts reporting, Democrat Jeffrey Tobolski has 51 percent of the vote.