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  • Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.

    Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.
    For part of Wednesday afternoon, it looked like the Todd Stroger era was back — a terrible, tax-happy epoch at a Cook County government nicely designed for the 19th century. This time the County Board president advancing a 1 percent sales tax increase was Toni Preckwinkle, who ousted Stroger because angry voters refused to forget, or forgive, his 1 percent sales tax increase.
  • Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax

    Vote could be close on Preckwinkle sales tax
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is within striking distance of securing the votes needed to raise the county sales tax by a penny on the dollar, but she'll have to be persuasive to get there, a Tribune survey of county commissioners...

    Cook County morgue gets OK to cremate some bodies

    Cook County morgue gets OK to cremate some bodies
    The Cook County medical examiner will have the power to cremate bodies in some cases rather than letting them stack up in the morgue under a package of new rules commissioners approved Wednesday. Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina has said approving...

    Cook County plan would put e-cigs behind counter

    Cook County plan would put e-cigs behind counter
    Sellers of electronic cigarettes in much of suburban Cook County would have to move them behind the counter just like ordinary smokes under new regulations a county commissioner wants to make law. County Board member Jeffrey Tobolski, D-McCook, also...

    Madigan's son's employer rakes in suburbs' insurance business

    Madigan's son's employer rakes in suburbs' insurance business
    The son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forging a successful insurance career in the Chicago suburbs with the help of mayors who look to his powerful father to advance their political and legislative agendas. Andrew Madigan, 26, joined the...