One of the big challenges facing Chicago’s newly-elected government is getting the city budget under control. As Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has found out, big budget fixes are easier said than done.
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.
What a week in news! Everyone is putting their best work forward this week, so we can phone it in for the rest of the month.Take a long look. Yep, city stickers cost that much. Sure, take a picture with your phone. That'll help.