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.
Cook County is paying out $55 million to people who were strip searched while being processed into the county jail. The settlement follows a trial from the summer of 2009 in which a jury found that the Cook County Sheriff's department violated the rights of thousands of prisoners admitted to th
A suburban school district says it’ll fight a lawsuit aimed at overturning the expulsion of a student. Proviso Township High Schools says kicking him out was necessary for the safety of other students.
The results of a fiercely contested Cook County election are exposing a gulf between white liberals and minority voters.Forrest Claypool’s anti-machine rhetoric has proven popular over the years with white progressives.
Democrats across the United States are smarting after election defeats Tuesday, but the party’s leader in Cook County is basking in victory after a bruising battle.Four candidates faced off to replace the retiring county assessor, Jim Houlihan.Forrest Claypool, an independent, raised the most
Republican Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica appears to have lost in his re-election bid for the 16th District seat on the Cook County Board of Commissioners. With 223 of 230 precincts reporting, Democrat Jeffrey Tobolski has 51 percent of the vote.
Democrat Joseph Berrios will be Cook County's next assessor, defeating independent Forrest Claypool. With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Berrios had about 47 percent of the vote, compared with Claypool's 32 percent.