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Joan Patricia Murphy

Cook board rejects effort to resurrect landfill restrictions

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board on Wednesday rejected an effort by one of its members to institute a ban on landfill operations anywhere in the county.

April 17, 2013 9:00 pm

County Board cuts perks for select political appointees

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.

November 14, 2012 6:30 pm

Cook County Board reviews medical personnel raises

CHICAGO | Cook County Board members on Tuesday reviewed proposed salary increases for employees of county-run medical facilities.

March 13, 2012 11:20 pm

Alderman: Ignore request for Responsible Bidder ordinance

CALUMET CITY | Third Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones, also an Illinois state representative for the south suburbs, urged his city government colleagues to ignore a request made by Cook County Board member Joan Patricia Murphy related to the way public works contracts are awarded.

March 12, 2011 5:45 pm

$55 million settlement over strip searches at Cook County Jail

CHICAGO | In the largest-ever class action settlement of its kind, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and its insurers agreed today to pay $55 million to settle a lawsuit over illegal strip-searches conducted at the county jail.

November 16, 2010 1:30 pm
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