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Weekend hearings at Markham courthouse to end

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.

December 29, 2011 7:15 pm

Preckwinkle submits $2.9B budget to Cook County Board

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.

October 25, 2011 5:30 pm

Board approves retroactive contract while officials preparing budget proposal for '12

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.

October 18, 2011 9:00 pm

County officials want suburbs included in Chicago-Cook collaborative effort

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.

October 05, 2011 12:00 am

Cook Co. warns before crackdown on tax-delinquent businesses

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.

October 01, 2011 12:00 am

Cook County health system OKs preliminary $900M budget

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.

September 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Preckwinkle teaches area youths about government

SOUTH HOLLAND | Add civics teacher to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's resume.

April 21, 2011 7:30 pm
Incoming Cook County head: Budget has $487M gap

Incoming Cook County head: Budget has $487M gap

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.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos


Cook County spotlights lobbyists with online database

CHICAGO | Cook County has launched a new online database of lobbyists and lobbying activity.

July 29, 2010 12:00 am

State's attorney says avoid fireworks since most are illegal

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.

June 25, 2010 12:00 am
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