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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...
  • Cook County approves 2013 budget

    Cook County approves 2013 budget
    By an overwhelming 16 to 1 vote, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $2.95 billion dollar budget for 2013.  The only dissenting vote came from Commissioner William Beavers, staunch ally to former Board President Todd Stroger.  In...
  • 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...
  • Preckwinkle: Born to be mild

     
    As one who was critical of the way former Gov. Rod Blagojevich constantly picked fights with legislators -- particularly legislators in his own party -- and framed issues with gratuitously defiant rhetoric, I suppose I should be hailing the serenely......
  • Dithering Dems give hope to indicted candidate

     
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson’s bid for state representative. For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson (right), a lifelong Democrat,...
  • Why are leading Dems neutral in Derrick Smith race?

     
    Carol Marin today notes with dismay that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other Democrats are remaining neutral in the 10th District state rep race between indicted former incumbent Derrick Smith and...
  • Preckwinkle 'making a serious mistake' in not backing Tyson

     
    Rich Miller: (Cook County Board President Toni) Preckwinkle is making a serious mistake here. (Former Todd Stroger chief of staff Lance) Tyson tried to do right in that office. He took the job thinking he could help. Some folks, myself......
  • List Of Challengers For Stroger Growing

    (WGN-AM)- Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown today announced her candidacy for Cook County Board president, joining a growing Democratic field that already includes incumbent Todd Stroger and Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th). In her announcement, Brown said...
  • County Board Calls For Abolition Of Regional School Office

    (WGN-AM)- In a symbolic move, the Cook County Board today unanimously approved a resolution calling for the regional school superintendent's office to be abolished. The action comes a day after state's attorney investigators raided the home and office of...
  • Cook County Assessor Announces He Won't Run for County Board President

    (WGN-AM)- Cook County Assessor James Houlihan said Tuesday he won't run for County Board president, a decision that trimmed down a large field of potential and announced candidates for the office now held by Todd Stroger. Houlihan, 66, who was...