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CHICAGO | The Cook County Board will debate the creation of a special fund that would give small loans so people can post bond and avoid sitting in the county jail while their criminal cases are pending.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday referred to its Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee a measure by which Chicago Heights is asking for control over six parcels of land, five of which are vacant, through the county’s No Cash Bid program.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday supported using cremation for indigent people whose burials would otherwise have to be paid for by county government.
CHICAGO | For Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, D-Crestwood, this year's Stanley Cup hockey championship finals were a personal conflict.
Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy
The time for local governments to consider ordinances imposing strict regulations against assault weapons has passed, but the idea of imposing local laws more strict than the state was not universal.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday approved spending increases on assorted road repair projects, including the ongoing reconstruction of Wentworth Avenue in Lansing.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday approved a contract paying more than $1 million to four entities, including one in the south suburbs, to provide counseling and other services to people who receive probation for drug-related offenses.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a resolution Wednesday requiring landlords to accept vouchers meant to help low-income people pay their rent, despite the concerns of an area commissioner who fears it will lead to an overload of poorer people living in the suburbs near the Illinois/I…
CHICAGO | One of newly appointed Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore’s first actions this week was a motion to approve a road repair project pending before the County Board’s Roads and Bridges committee.
CHICAGO | A Cook County Board committee was opposed Tuesday to a measure restricting landfills from operating anywhere within the county.
CHICAGO | Cook County commissioners are suggesting all prostitution arrests in the county be treated as misdemeanors as part of an effort to slow the growth of the jail population.
CHICAGO | Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, D-Chicago, remembers all too well the way government sometimes worked when he represented the city’s Northwest Side in the Illinois General Assembly.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council passed a resolution recommending a significant property tax break for a former warehouse just south of the Little Calumet River that has sat empty in recent years.
CHICAGO | A company that did engineering studies for the 2012 reconstruction of Wentworth Avenue in Lansing will receive an additional $37,000 payment from Cook County.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board has given its approval to a series of restructurings of previously approved contracts for various services.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday approved a resolution urging the Illinois Legislature to approve statewide bans on assault weapons and large-sized ammunition magazines. The board also deferred to a committee for further study of a measure that would make it a crime in Cook Count…
CHICAGO | Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, D-Crestwood, said Tuesday she wants the Illinois General Assembly, if not Congress itself, to ban assault weapons.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a pair of ordinances that cut the pay and eliminate other financial perks for political appointees who serve on a pair of boards.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Tuesday to a significant property tax break for a company that wants to take over an abandoned industrial building in Sauk Village.
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