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.
The head of the Cook County Board is putting the brakes on nearly 200 county construction projects and service contracts to help close the county's $500 dollar budget deficit.Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued an executive order Monday that enacts a moratorium on more than
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.
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.
In her inaugural speech Monday, the new President of the Cook County Board laid out her agenda: To cut costs and close the estimated $487 million deficit. Toni Preckwinkle vowed to streamline County business and presented a timeline for rolling back the remaining half-penny sales tax hike.
Top story: Mr. Jerry Roper (head of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce) is pushing the state to approve - and for Governor Quinn to sign off on - a casino in Chicago. He says the best spot? Block 37. How awesome would that be?