Cook County Board Of Commissioners
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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.
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 …
CHICAGO | Cook County commissioners on Tuesday gave their support to a measure creating penalties for people who fail to report their firearm as stolen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO | Cook County Board members on Tuesday reviewed proposed salary increases for employees of county-run medical facilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO | Members of the Cook County Board acted on Thursday like a batch of giddy teenagers in the presence of a rock star.
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.
CHICAGO | A move meant to provide more money for Cook County government could backfire and wind up sending more business to Northwest Indiana and other counties on the fringes of the Chicago area.
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