| May 1, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he is not supportive of a Cook County task force recommendation announced Monday that encourages municipalities to eventually annex …...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has opened up a big lead tonight against Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz in the Democratic primary.
Brown had 66 percent of the vote while Munoz had 34 percent, with 72 percent of the precincts counted....
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced a new worker wellness program that’s all carrot and no stick, in contrast to a similar effort launched last year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Free massages, cooking demonstrations and...
| Jan 30, 2012
Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president.
Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:42 AM
A troubled Cook County program put faulty camera equipment in police cars, wasting perhaps millions of federal dollars, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general said in an audit released this morning.
Sen. Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Michael...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:41 AM
The nation's top immigration official has written a stern warning to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle about her policy that allowed Saul Chavez to skip bail and run out on felony charges.
"This ordinance undermines public safety in Cook...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday refused to consider cooperating with federal requests to hold undocumented immigrants in county jail, calling instead for a task force to look at how to improve the way bail is set in all county...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama hauled in more than $2 million during a quick downtown Chicago fundraising stop today while Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum criticized his leadership at stops in the suburbs.
Obama, who said it was good to be home,...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
St. Patrick’s Day has a political tradition in Chicago, and the annual downtown parade is a hot spot for politicians seeking votes.
But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a staunch backer of hometown President Barack Obama, declined to talk politics at the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:30 AM
A former commissioner of the Illinois Medical District, his wife and two associates used several companies to steal $3.7 million or more in state money meant to fund medical programs for diseases like cancer and AIDS, prosecutors said today.
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faced criticism today after floating the idea of taxing guns and bullets to help balance the budget.
Commissioner Timothy Schneider said he’s worried such a tax would do little other than hurt...