Debating debates, DREAM Act, and DADTMissed anything this week in Chicago-area politics? Never fear! WBEZ elections producer Kristin Moo here, and I’ve beefed up my Google Reader and perked up my ears to keep track for you.
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.
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.