Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle had some cutting words Wednesday for some of her fellow officials, as the county retrenches following failed efforts to close a south suburban hospital. Preckwinkle laid much of the blame on the independent board that oversees the health and hospital
Cook County will not be allowed to shut down a south suburban hospital at the end of the month, after a state board took a second and decisive vote Tuesday to deny the county’s plan to close Oak Forest Hospital and replace it with a regional outpatient center.It took just one person’s vote to knock
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
Voter turnout was near the record low in suburban Cook County on Tuesday. About 16 percent of registered voters took to the polls, with some precincts still not counted.The record low was in 2007 when 17 percent of voters cast ballots.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said that Rahm Emanuel's proposal to tax some services is going nowhere. Chicago's mayor-elect has said he wants to broaden the sales tax to cover what he called "luxury" services, while lowering the tax rate.