RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Joan Patricia Murphy

A collection of news and information related to Joan Patricia Murphy published by this site and its partners.

Top Joan Patricia Murphy Articles see all

Displaying items 1-5
  • 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.
  • Several forest preserve campgrounds reopening this summer

    Several forest preserve campgrounds reopening this summer
    For the last 13 or 14 years, Hazel Crest Village Clerk Marlon Rias and several friends have taken their sons camping over Father's Day weekend. "We've done it all over the years — tents, cabins, the last two years a hunting lodge in southern...

    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...

    Red Seal gets green light to build on golf course

    The Cook County Board Feb. 10 approved construction of the controversial 137-home Red Seal project on nine holes of the current Mission Hills Country Club. After the state's attorney's verification Feb. 9 of signatures of project opponents living...

    Upcoming Crestwood survey could resolve ZIP code issue

    Concerned that the village is not getting all the sales tax income it deserves, Crestwood officials are trying to persuade the U.S. Postal Service to give the village its own ZIP code rather than sharing one with Midlothian. They held a town hall meeting...