The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office will be getting an overhaul. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday there will be changes in personnel, policy and protocol in the medical examiner’s office.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is gearing up for a vote on her 2012 budget on Friday, even though the county still has not struck a deal with labor unions to avert nearly 800 layoffs.Preckwinkle’s administration estimates the layoffs will save $40 million next year, at a time when the
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
The proposed 2012 Cook County budget would help plug a projected $315 million dollar deficit but it also reflected lots of tough decisions by Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The budget involved layoffs, new taxes and new fees; and there were quite a few proposals that could affect public safety.
Cook County commissioners continue to debate the issue of a 2011 budget measure that requires them to take furlough days by the end of the year.As part of last year's deal, county commissioners were required to take 10 furloughs to help close a $487 million deficit.