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Stroger Expected To Wait On Sales Tax Veto Decision

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Spokesmen in Stroger's camp indicated he likely won't make a decision until Monday on whether to block a rollback of last year's 1-percentage-point sa...

Stroger Troubles: State's Attorney Reportedly Opens Investigation, Fired Cousin On Hook For Felon's Legal Bills

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week may have been a rough one for Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, but this one is shaping up to be worse. According to several report...

State Police Contradict Stroger As Commissioners Demand Answers In Hiring Scandal (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a day when the Chicago Tribune revealed that Todd Stroger's version of the events leading up to his firing of patronage worker Tony Cole didn't mat...

Cook County Sales Tax Hike Could Be Completely Rolled Back: John Daley

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board Finance Chairman John Daley isn't making any promises, but he's considering signing on to a complete rollback of the 1 percent sales...

Cook County Sales Tax Could Be Scaled Back Some, But Stroger Unsure How

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than a year before he seeks re-election, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger today asked commissioners to roll back part of the major sales ...

Replacing Quigley on Cook County Board a Lesson in Democracy, Sort of

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
James Warren

When a committee gathered Saturday to fill the Cook County Board vacancy created by spirited reformer Mike Quigley's ascension to the U.S. Congress, it was no surprise that talk of a fix was rampant.

Bridget Gainer, Former Daley Aide And AON Lobbyist, Chosen To Replace Quigley On County Board

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick and Ray Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

North Side political power brokers today picked a 40-year-old former Daley administration official to replace Congressman-elect Mike Quigley on the Co...

Candidates Vie To Replace Quigley On The Cook County Board

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday afternoon, about 80 Northsiders gathered at Chicago's Truman College to hear from five individuals interested in succeeding Mike Quigley o...

Stroger Plans Cook County Hiring Freeze

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger on Tuesday said he plans to issue an executive order next month calling for a countywide hiring freeze....

Feigenholtz The Front Runner To Replace Quigley On County Board: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[S[tate Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, who finished third in the Democratic primary won by Mr. Quilgey, has emerged as the clear front runner to ge...

Quigley Urges 'Very Open' Process For Replacing Him On County Board

Progress Illinois | Angela Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

During an interview with WLS' Bill Cameron yesterday, Quigley gave his two cents on what the process should look like, noting that how his 10th Distri...

Feigenholtz May Seek Quigley's County Board Seat, Source Says

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Undoubtedly, the County hospital would profit from Feigenholtz's health care zeal and expertise, but too many depend on her in Springfield. She's needed there.

Republicans Welcome Vallas With Open Arms

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan and Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Vallas is finding the doors to the struggling party wide open. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Andy McKenna says the party should be open to Democ...

Do You Think 700 Million Dollars is a Lot of Money?

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

When the Cook County budget comes up for a vote in the coming week, we will be dealing, yet again, with a patchwork set of fixes, an ill-conceived borrowing scheme, and a lack of attention to the real problems.

Cook County Trims Millions In Budget Fat

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Well, what do you know? There was some fat in that Cook County bond budget after all. Or at least things that county departments could forego for one ...

Ald. Toni Preckwinkle To Run For Cook County Board President

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the media pack has been overwhelmed covering Messrs. Blagojevich, Burris and Obama, a big local political story has been quietly developing in r...

Feds Probe County Commissioner

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities have launched a probe into Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno's push to get his pal and political supporter, Ronald Garc...

Illinois Wrongful Conviction Tab Tops $100 Million

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

The only accountability has been the taxpayers' -- perhaps deservedly so, given that it is they who have tolerated, and continue to tolerate, widespread police and prosecutorial malfeasance.

Tribune To Cook County: Downsize Now

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Out here in the real world, the temptation of easy debt has (a) let people foolishly live beyond their means and (b) stuck all of us federal taxpayers...

All I Want for Christmas Is a Modernized Cook County Government

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

Short of absolute dictatorships, my staff and I couldn't find an example of a more powerful veto anywhere in the world. Why does the president of the Cook County Board have this much power?

Cook County Settling Medical Death Suit For $9.8 Million

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The family of a 27-year-old mother of nine who died in Stroger Hospital three years ago after bleeding during a pregnancy will get $9.8 million to set...

Stroger, Claypool Take Feud To Mancow Radio Show

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool was all over WLS-AM (890) -- first on "Don and Roma" and later on "The Erich 'Mancow' Muller Show" -- critic...

Stroger Slammed For County Borrowing Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Rummana Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just minutes after Cook County Board President Todd Stroger boasted his $2.94 billion proposed budget for 2009 was free of additional taxes, several c...

Stroger Threatens Huge Lay Offs If County Doesn't Get $740 Million

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nine months after a sales-tax increase that was expected to bring in nearly $400 million a year passed, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is wa...

Stroger Holding Fundraiser For Likely Re-Election Bid

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In another sign that Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is gearing up to seek a second term, he's holding a fundraiser this evening at a Near We...