Cook County Government
Sometime in the next couple of months, people who get in trouble with police on a weekend will have to be taken all the way to the Criminal Courts building on Chicago's West Side for their initial appearance and bond hearing.
CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has submitted her $2.9 billion budget for 2012 to the Cook County Board of Commissioners, according to a news release issued by her office.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Tuesday to a contract that retroactively provides small pay raises to county employees, while board President Toni Preckwinkle continues to seek more unpaid holidays from those workers as a way to avoid laying off government employees.
CHICAGO | Cook County and Chicago city governments have created a panel to study government and find redundant agencies and programs, and officials reported Tuesday to the County Board they already have found $11 million in potential savings for the 2012 fiscal year.
Cook County government is planning a crackdown in coming months on businesses that are behind on paying their taxes. Officials hope the effort eventually will yield $10.2 million in delinquent revenues.
CHICAGO | The Cook County Health and Hospital System Board on Wednesday approved its proposed budget closing the gap for subsidies between itself and County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office from $74 million to $35.5 million.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Add civics teacher to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's resume.
CHICAGO | Cook County, the second most-populous county in the U.S, will have a $487 million budget gap in the next fiscal year, the county's incoming board president said Thursday.
CHICAGO | Cook County has launched a new online database of lobbyists and lobbying activity.
CHICAGO | As the Fourth of July approaches, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez urges residents to remember that fireworks pose a serious safety hazard.
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