The headline on the Cook County budget website reads: "The Cook County 2012 budget: How did we get here?"And "here" includes an estimated $315 million dollar shortfall, which roughly equates to 10% of the county's total annual operating budget."
The Cook County Clerk's Office is trying a new way to raise revenue by selling commemorative marriage certificates.If the county board votes to pass the new fees this week, Chicago residents will be able to buy a large-scale, 10"x12" version of their marriage certificate meant for framing or scrapbo
A new Cook County ordinance that touches the hot-button issue of immigration is allowing inmates out of the county’s jail and making waves in other parts of the country.The ordinance, approved Wednesday by the County Board, halts compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that cert
A proposal for the Cook County Jail to free some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could be up for a vote at the county board meeting Wednesday morning. But it’s hitting turbulence.Board Commissioner Timothy Schneider, R-Streamwood, plans to speak against the measure at the meeting.
Cook County commissioners on Wednesday could take center stage in the nation’s immigration debate if they enact a proposal that would begin freeing some jail inmates wanted by federal authorities.The measure requires the sheriff to decline Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests known as detain
Legislation that would have required Cook County to free some jail inmates wanted by immigration authorities is dead for now.
Commissioner Jesús García, D-Chicago, withdrew his bill at Wednesday’s County Board meeting. “We want to rethink it,” he said afterwards.
A Cook County commissioner is quietly proposing an ordinance that would require the county’s massive jail to release some inmates wanted by immigration authorities.Sponsored by Jesús García, D-Chicago, the measure would prohibit the jail from holding inmates based on an Immigration and Customs Enfor
An Illinois board granted a reprieve to a hospital in south suburban Chicago at a meeting filled with chanting protesters.The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board said Monday it intends to deny Cook County's plans for Oak Forest Hospital.