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County to help fund major road repair projects in Harvey, Flossmoor

CHICAGO | Center Avenue in Harvey and a Flossmoor Road viaduct that provides access to a Metra station will be improved under two measures approved Wednesday by the Cook County Board.

September 10, 2014 2:13 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County approves stricter firearms storage rules

CHICAGO | Ignoring a potential legal challenge, the Cook County Board on Wednesday approved an ordinance requiring people with children to store their firearms more securely.

July 17, 2013 6:45 pm
 Gonzalez, Preckwinkle showcase Cook County investments totaling $11M in Chicago Heights

Gonzalez, Preckwinkle showcase Cook County investments totaling $11M in Chicago Heights

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle visited Chicago Heights last week to view the nearly $11 million in federal and county investments the city has received in recent years. Pictured from left are Ald. Wanda Rodgers, 3rd Ward, city of Chicago Heights; Commissioner Deborah Sims, 5th …

March 27, 2013 12:00 am

County Board OKs fine for failing to report stolen firearm

CHICAGO | Cook County commissioners on Tuesday gave their support to a measure creating penalties for people who fail to report their firearm as stolen.

February 05, 2013 4:03 pm

Cook County Board gives its support to Marian Catholic band program

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave recognition to a Chicago Heights-based high school whose band program is one of only three in the United States to receive top honors from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

October 08, 2012 12:00 am

County Board OKs juvenile detention advisory committee

CHICAGO | The advice of the state’s attorney and Chief Justice Timothy Evans to postpone action was not sufficient to dissuade the Cook County Board on Tuesday from approving an advisory committee for the county’s juvenile detention center.

October 02, 2012 3:14 pm

County Board OKs local medical examiner on interim basis

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s pick for medical examiner will not be able to start until early September, causing the County Board on Tuesday to approve an interim appointment.

July 24, 2012 3:15 pm

Cook County to review contract for collect calls from jail

CHICAGO | With bills in some cases going as high as $10 per minute, Cook County government officials want to review the contract they have with a Dallas-based company that allows Cook County Jail inmates to make collect telephone calls.

May 19, 2012 7:45 pm

Cook County Board may move indigent burials from Homewood to Oak Forest

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Monday praised officials who helped bury the indigent after the medical examiner's office struggled to deal with a backlog of bodies earlier this year.

May 14, 2012 4:15 pm

Cook County Board reviews medical personnel raises

CHICAGO | Cook County Board members on Tuesday reviewed proposed salary increases for employees of county-run medical facilities.

March 13, 2012 11:20 pm

Cook County Board approves changes for policies at morgue

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board — embarrassed by revelations earlier this year of excess numbers of bodies being kept in haphazard conditions at the Medical Examiner's office — gave its approval Thursday to various changes in policies concerning the deceased.

March 01, 2012 2:45 pm

County says feds not cooperative when it comes to immigration issues

CHICAGO | Cook County government officials, including Sheriff Tom Dart, were critical of federal officials Thursday for what they say is their unwillingness to cooperate with local officials on issues that touch on federal immigration policy.

February 09, 2012 11:00 pm

Cook commissioner leading redistricting task hopes to learn from Chicago

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board will seek to draw new political boundaries for itself, and a South Side commissioner will be in charge of the process.

February 02, 2012 8:30 pm

Cook board seeks review of medical examiner's office

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board's Finance Committee is going to investigate operating conditions at the medical examiner's office after news reports detailed alleged problems at the office.

February 01, 2012 5:00 pm

County to debate immigration and sheriff cooperation

CHICAGO | Three Republican members of the Cook County Board want Sheriff Tom Dart to cooperate fully with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency when it comes to county jail inmates who may also be in violation of federal immigration policies.

January 18, 2012 8:30 pm

Case stokes Cook County immigration debate

CHICAGO | Controversy over a Cook County ordinance that forbids the sheriff from notifying federal officials when they're about to release suspected illegal immigrants from jail is heating up after a suspect charged in a fatal hit-and-run posted bail and disappeared.

January 13, 2012 7:15 pm

County cites firefighter Ankum's death in approving vacant building ordinance

CHICAGO | It has been nearly a year since the death of Corey Ankum, a T.F. South High School alumnus-turned-Chicago firefighter who was killed along with a colleague while fighting a fire at an abandoned South Side building.

December 14, 2011 3:21 pm

Cook County Board shows its 'precious love' for Butler

CHICAGO | Members of the Cook County Board acted on Thursday like a batch of giddy teenagers in the presence of a rock star.

December 01, 2011 8:45 pm

Cook County Board works its way through contract approvals

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a payment Thursday of $220,000 to a company that provided drug screening and testing services for the court system, even though its contract to do so had expired more than a year earlier.

December 01, 2011 8:45 pm
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