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.
Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday they could cut costs by possibly merging parts of their governments. The new Chicago mayor-elect and the new-ish Cook County board president stood before cameras to work in the buzz words of the day: collaboration, streamlining, coordination.