The Cook County Board will meet Wednesday for its first time since Commissioner William Beavers was indicted on federal tax charges, setting up a potentially awkward gathering.Beavers has told reporters he was only indicted because he refused federal investigators' request that he wear a wire during
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle suggested Tuesday her predecessor shouldn't be able to collect unemployment just because he lost an election.Preckwinkle's administration says former president Todd Stroger applied in January to collect state jobless benefits based on his time in office.
A story: Let me be the first in the media to whip this fine city into a frenzy: Potholes are becoming a problem. Of course my findings are anectodal and unscientific, but I've lived here long enough to know when it's pothole season.
There was a lot of news this week coming out of Cook County government. Preckwinkle accepted Stroger aides' resignations, outlined budget needs and we saw County hospital officials are getting big raises.
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