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Cook County approves road projects for upcoming years

CHICAGO | Cook County officials said work will proceed in 2015 on a pair of projects meant to repair or build business-oriented roads in suburban Harvey and Lynwood.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County voters to be asked about firearms in November

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a pair of referendum questions asking voters in the Nov. 4 general elections if the state should require tougher background checks in firearms transfers and if more money should be provided for mental health treatment.

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm

Preckwinkle still won't rule out Chicago mayor bid

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle still isn't saying whether she'll run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor next year.

June 26, 2014 4:12 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 Board requires pet stores to get animals they sell from shelters, rescues

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a measure regulating where suburban pet stores obtain the animals they sell to the public as pets.

April 09, 2014 2:25 pm

Cook County OKs repairs along 170th Street in South Holland, Lansing

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board has approved purchasing items for storm sewer removal at various locations along 170th Street in South Holland.

January 19, 2014 6:09 pm

Felon bounced from Cook County board ballot

CHICAGO | A former Chicago streets and sanitation commissioner was ruled ineligible for a run for a seat on the Cook County board.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County OKs regulations for solid waste disposal

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board narrowly gave its support Wednesday to an ordinance that will regulate the transfer stations where garbage and other waste passes through.

January 15, 2014 4:16 pm

Cal City council gives recommendation to tax break extension

CALUMET CITY | The City Council has recommended a 10-year property tax break extension for a warehouse facility at the south edge of Calumet City.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am

Candidates with felony convictions seeking two political posts from south suburbs

When voters in parts of the south suburbs go to the polling place March 18, they will be asked to decide whether a pair of incumbent government officials should be replaced by people whose records include felony convictions.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

County commissioner seeks creative ways to stem jail overcrowding

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.

November 13, 2013 2:26 pm

Chicago Heights seeks ownership of six parcels for scrap metal company

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.

October 02, 2013 6:15 pm

County Board supports cremation for indigent

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.

September 11, 2013 5:55 pm

Cook County commissioner had split loyalties during Stanley Cup hockey finals

CHICAGO | For Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, D-Crestwood, this year's Stanley Cup hockey championship finals were a personal conflict.

August 05, 2013 10:00 pm
Murphy collecting honors for her government work

Murphy collecting honors for her government work

Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy

August 03, 2013 12:00 am

Little consensus in south suburbs as communities contemplate firearms restrictions

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.

July 19, 2013 2:22 pm

County board approves extra money for Wentworth rebuild

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday approved spending increases on assorted road repair projects, including the ongoing reconstruction of Wentworth Avenue in Lansing.

June 19, 2013 9:30 pm

South suburban agency gets county contract for substance abuse counseling

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.

May 29, 2013 9:00 pm

County Board backs requiring landlords to accept Section 8 vouchers

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…

May 08, 2013 4:56 pm

New commissioner to learn his way around Cook County building

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.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
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