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.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said on Tuesday that the county is starting to send out its layoff notices.Around 100 people in the president's office received pink slips Monday as part of the first round of layoffs.
Chicago and Cook County political leaders are urging the city to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.On Thursday, Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey and Chicago aldermen Richard Mell (33rd), Walter Burnett (27th), Danny Solis (25th) and Ariel Reboyras (30th) asked city and cou
Joining the City of Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Cook County is suing the Illinois towns Kankakee and Channahon for millions in alleged lost revenue. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Monday that the two cities have allowed Chicago companies to divert
Cook County has found a new way to make money: by cracking down on stores that aren't paying cigarette taxes. At the urging of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office, the sheriff's office has fined retailers almost $400,000 in the first three weeks of the project.