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  • 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...
  • Stroger's brother-in-law resigns from county health post

    Stroger's brother-in-law resigns from county health post
    The brother-in-law of former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has resigned from his $195,906-a-year post as chief operating officer at the county's Department of Public Health. Stephen Martin's resignation is effective Sept. 23, according to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Panel picks former Stroger aide to run against indicted state lawmaker

    Panel picks former Stroger aide to run against indicted state lawmaker
    West Side Democratic leaders today picked a onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to run against indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith this fall. The panel chose attorney Lance Tyson, who once worked for Stroger, over Chicago Police...
  • Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

    Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
    The tax on pack of smokes would rise by a buck in Cook County next year, which would leave Chicago with the second-highest per-pack tax in the nation, under County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's new budget proposal. Preckwinkle, who is presenting her...
  • Preckwinkle hospital board shakeup leads to resignation

    Preckwinkle hospital board shakeup leads to resignation
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s shakeup of the hospital board has led a member to leave. Benn Greenspan, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, submitted his resignation Friday, citing “...
  • Cook County budget starts with $267 million hole

    Cook County budget starts with $267 million hole
    Cook County is starting $267.5 million in the hole as officials start planning next year's budget, Board President Toni Preckwinkle said today. The projected shortfall is partly due to the rollback of the final quarter-percentage-point of the sales tax...
  • Stroger belongings on the auction block

    Stroger belongings on the auction block
    Items owned by former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger and his late father, John, are going up for auction this weekend. Pictures, autographs and other memorabilia from the Strogers' political career are on display at Bunte Auction Services in...
  • Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race

    Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race
    Indicted former state Rep. Derrick Smith was on his way Tuesday to writing a new chapter in Illinois political notoriety by regaining his House seat just months after being impeached and expelled over his arrest on federal bribery charges. Smith declared...