Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she's open to privatizing some county services to help solve a major budget shortfall.Preckwinkle said the county is facing a $116 million budget shortfall this fiscal year and a $300 million deficit next year."
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is asking Chicago's police superintendent to stop making arrests for low-level marijuana possession. Preckwinkle says judges generally dismiss those charges involving very modest amounts of illicit drugs.
Cook County Clerk David Orr said he expects gambling to become an increasingly bigger issue for lobbyists in the coming year.Lobbyists were paid nearly $1 million and made 632 contacts with Cook County officials so far this year, according to a government website that tracks lobbying in the county.O
An Illinois board has voted down the proposed closure of a Chicago-area hospital that serves low income patients.The Illinois Health Facilities Review Board made their decision to keep open Oak Forest Hospital during a meeting Tuesday in Joliet.In doing so, the board rejected Cook County's request t
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is scheduled to visit a suburb Monday where some residents want to secede from the county. Board President Preckwinkle said she's looking forward to the visit to northwest suburban Palatine."
“I expected to find a lot of inefficiency and a lot of inappropriate behavior, and we’ve found it,” said new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with a laugh, speaking of her first 100 days in office. “I don’t know what to say. Am I surprised? No.