When Toni Preckwinkle took over as Cook County Board President last December, she vowed to do things differently than her predecessor Todd Stroger. Preckwinkle initiated the reversal of Stroger’s penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase and she also promised to lead the county on a "new course."
Candidates running for Cook County offices on next year's ballot began filing their petitions on Monday.Three county-wide offices are up for election in 2012, including the State's Attorney and the Circuit Court ClerkClerk David Orr said early filings indicate those three races might be less competi
The Chicago Transit Authority is threatening to reduce some suburban bus service if several Cook County commissioners follow through with a plan to cut $1.3 million in county funding to the agency.The proposal filed this week could set up a showdown between County Board President Toni Preckwinkle an
Cook County has outlined how it will donate unclaimed cadavers to science. But the county board president says she's surprised by recently revealed details.The Cook County Medical Examiner will donate the remains after two weeks in cases where bodies are unclaimed or families can't afford burial.
Although many prefer not to think about it, a critical part of medical knowledge involves research with the dead. Last year, Cook County reached an agreement to donate unclaimed bodies to Illinois medical schools.