Getting a civil union or marriage license in Cook County could get a little more expensive. Cook County Board Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy has proposed raising the current fee from $40 to $60."Any increase of any fees or taxes by the county is not welcomed by anyone," Murphy said.
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