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  • New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    New Cook County budget includes $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The cost of buying cigarettes and guns in Cook County will rise next year after commissioners today voted 16-1 to approve County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $2.95 billion budget. In addition to the $1-per-pack increase on a pack of smokes and a...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe

    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
  • Cook County fails to curb overtime costs

    As Cook County officials scramble to find ways to raise money — taxing guns, gambling machines and cigarettes — they have been unable to bring burdensome overtime costs under control. County officials for years have promised to rein in...
  • Former top aide to Todd Stroger charged in federal court

    Former top aide to Todd Stroger charged in federal court
    A onetime top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was arrested Thursday on charges he pocketed nearly $35,000 in payoffs in return for steering county contracts to several acquaintances willing to make the kickbacks. The federal...
  • U.S. report criticizes Cook County's discontinued police car camera program

    U.S. report criticizes Cook County's discontinued police car camera program
    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...
  • Metra alters ticket policies in addition to fare hikes

    Metra alters ticket policies in addition to fare hikes
    With Metra's biggest-ever fare hikes taking effect today, some riders may be wondering, "What about that old 10-ride ticket I have in my wallet?" Answer: Ten-ride tickets purchased before Nov. 12, 2011, are good for one year from the date of sale stamped...
  • William Beavers indicted on tax fraud charges

    William Beavers indicted on tax fraud charges
    Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school ward boss who often bragged about his political dominance with a barnyard reference to his virility, was indicted Thursday on charges he pocketed campaign funds and a county stipend without paying...
  • Indictment announced against patronage scandal figure

    Indictment announced against patronage scandal figure
    A one-time steakhouse busboy who became a key player in a patronage scandal involving former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was indicted today on charges he fraudulently collected state and federal housing assistance by hiding his $60,000-a-year...
  • Five Cook County commissioners balk at pay cuts

    Five Cook County commissioners balk at pay cuts
    During a year when many unionized Cook County workers are taking 10 unpaid days off to help balance the budget, five commissioners are refusing to do so. The commissioners, who make $85,000 a year, have asked the county comptroller for their money back...
  • Beavers county board successor could be picked Thursday

    Beavers county board successor could be picked Thursday
    Cook County Democratic leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday to pick a replacement for Commissioner William Beavers, who was convicted last month of federal tax evasion. Ald. Howard Brookins will lead the meeting at which Democratic committeemen will...
  • Democratic bosses pick Beavers replacement despite state fine

    Democratic bosses pick Beavers replacement despite state fine
    Democratic ward and township bosses today chose Stanley Moore to succeed convicted former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers despite Moore's $3,000 fine for allegedly campaigning while on the taxpayer dime at his state job. The selection by party...