Provident Hospital, part of Cook County's medical system, will indefinitely suspend most emergency medical services on Jan. 15. Among other things that will mean Provident will no longer allow ambulances to its emergency room.
Cook County’s health system says it will cut about 300 positions in fiscal 2011. But a nurses union is threatening to strike over the plan. The cash-strapped county’s Health and Hospitals System has been shrinking its payroll for years.
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Cook County Clerk David Orr is calling on Chicago officials to overhaul special taxing districts that siphon millions of dollars from local taxing bodies, and his request comes as aldermen and some mayoral candidates cling to these districts as a golden ticket to solving some of the city's problems,
Elected officials in Cook County are not looking forward to upcoming budget talks. County Board President-Elect Toni Preckwinkle says the county faces a $487 million deficit.Cook County Clerk David Orr says he's braced for the worst when it comes to the budget.