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Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

Candidate, Former SEC Chairman Bash Water Deal that Flushed $68 Million Down the Sewer

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District got a pasting last Thursday over a botched bond deal that cost Cook County area taxpayers $68 million.

Suffredin Not Running For Cook County Board President

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One potential Democratic primary candidate in an already large field for the post of Cook County Board president announced today he won't make the lea...

A Cook in Congress

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Todd Stroger intends to seek reelection, but it's hard to see him weathering an ultra-competitive primary with such shaky credentials.

Dorothy Brown Enters Race For Cook County Board President

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race for the Cook County Board Presidency just got a little more crowded. Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown announced Friday that she...

Danny Davis Polling For County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another big local name is considering running for Cook County Board president. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is forming an exploratory committee to weigh a r...

A Ticket For Marijuana Possession In Cook County? Reduced Pot Penalty Proposed As Budget Woes Deepen

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would not automatically lead to arrest if a Cook County Commissioner gets her way. An ordinance propo...

Forrest Claypool Not Running For County Board President

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a major political surprise, Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool has decided not to run for County Board president in next year's election....

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...

Stroger Called On To Resign By Commissioner Suffredin

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin is calling on Board President Todd Stroger to resign following the abrupt departure of County Chief Financial...

Cook County Commissioners' Back-Door Pay Raise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioners are paid $85,000 per year in taxpayer-funded salary. But they also receive more than $1,200 a month in no-strings-attached ...

County Commissioners Want Fund For Low-Income Homeowners

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

A band of Cook County Commissioners plan to introduce a proposal to create a so-called "circuit-breaker" fund that would give relief to low-income hom...