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  • Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year

    Cook County budget gap $152 million for next year
    Cook County’s budget gap for next year is pegged at $152 million and Board President Toni Preckwinkle once again isn’t ruling out tax or fee increases to fill the hole. There are, however, a pair of specific tax hikes that Preckwinkle says...
  • Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief

    Preckwinkle replaces ethics board chief
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday named a new county ethics chief to replace the one she dumped during an investigation into Assessor Joseph Berrios, a political ally. Ranjit Hakim, an attorney at Mayer Brown who has represented...
  • Stroger aide goes on trial over alleged contractor kickbacks

    Stroger aide goes on trial over alleged contractor kickbacks
    Eugene Mullins was a veteran Chicago police officer from a working-class family who'd grown up "sticking up for the little guy" when in 2006 his career took a dramatic turn. His childhood friend Todd Stroger had just been elected Cook County Board...
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Former top aide to Stroger sentenced to 4 years in corruption case

    Former top aide to Stroger sentenced to 4 years in corruption case
    A onetime top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced Friday to more than four years in prison for steering county contracts to cronies in return for $35,000 in kickbacks. Eugene Mullins marks the second high-level aide...
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
  • Donkey ride

     
    Today's offering from Scott Stantis: Everything about this cartoon is just about pitch perfect, but... are my sensitivities exaggerated or is there sexism at work in the portrayal of Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan as a mere little girl? The unseemly......
  • Preckwinkle asks county to 'do more with less' in budget plan

    Preckwinkle asks county to 'do more with less' in budget plan
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle asked commissioners today to "do more with less" by passing her budget recommendation for next year. "This budget rests on a framework of long term financial management and strategic structural changes...
  • Cook County Forest Preserve looking to buy land

    Cook County Forest Preserve looking to buy land
    With real estate prices low, the Cook County Forest Preserve District is planning to snap up land on the cheap next year to add to its nearly 69,000 acres of property. Officials have set aside more than $10 million to purchase property under a new budget...
  • Chicago aldermen raise prospect of tobacco tax hike

    Two aldermen looking for last-minute ways to head off painful budget cuts proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel floated the idea Wednesday of extending the city’s cigarette tax to other tobacco products. Ald. Matthew O’Shea, 19th, and Leslie...
  • Preckwinkle's budget on track for easy approval

    Preckwinkle's budget on track for easy approval
    More than a dozen fee and tax hikes sought by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sailed through a first test Monday, setting up final approval of her proposed budget at week’s end. Even Preckwinkle’s request to increase wholesale...