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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.
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.
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle still isn't saying whether she'll run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor next year.
Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.
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.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board has approved purchasing items for storm sewer removal at various locations along 170th Street in South Holland.
CHICAGO | A former Chicago streets and sanitation commissioner was ruled ineligible for a run for a seat on the Cook County board.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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