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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Hermene Hartman | Posted 10.22.2016 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

But people are stressing and straining to keep up with the necessities of life and it's going a bit too far to tax everyday people trying to find escape in something as simple as bowling with friends or watching a good show on cable.

Consultants Big Winners in Clergy Coalition Same Sex Marriage Fight

David Ormsby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Spreading the word of God apparently requires lots of dough for PR consultants. Bishop Larry Trotter's PAC - African American Clergy Coalition - the ...

Is Nepotism Dying in Illinois?

Keith Koeneman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

There is an upcoming test case which that help to determine whether nepotism is actually dying in Illinois, or if it is poised to come roaring back. This pass/fail test is for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Todd Stroger Interested In County Board Comeback

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

With a seat on the Cook County Board due to be vacated by a disgraced ex-ally of his, former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is reportedly ey...

Dancing With the Stars: Rahm and Toni Step to a New Tune in Chicago

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

Sometimes when you see two people out on the dance floor, it is clear that they are partners. They move in sync, with energy and an unspoken discipline. Such is the case now in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Should Toni Preckwinkle Halt the Cook County Sales Tax Roll Back?

David Ormsby | Posted 08.28.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary Cook County budget for next year and she projects a 12 percent or $267.5 million gaping budget hole. And that's the good news. Next year it will be harder. Much harder.

WATCH: Preckwinkle Pulls Plug On Pricey, Glitchy 'Project Shield'

Posted 09.01.2011 | Chicago

The program has cost at least $44 million in federal funding and was, as of this February, under investigation by the FBI, but now the controversial "...

WATCH: Scandal-Plagued County Jobs Program Gets Shrunk, Rebranded

Posted 06.26.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle sailed to office on a mantra of reform. So it's no wonder that she's undertaking a complete overhaul of t...

Stroger Defends Seeking Jobless Benefits

Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago

Former Cook County Board President gained a reputation for misappropriation of county funds, from using government credit cards for dry cleaning to bu...

Ex-Todd Stroger Aide Gets Jobless Pay Despite Corruption Charge

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former top Cook County official awaiting trial on public corruption charges has been collecting unemployment benefits despite her arrest, county off...

Is Todd Stroger Eligible For Unemployment Benefits?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While serving as Cook County Board President, Todd Stroger made headlines for regularly misusing county money. Now that he's out of office, he's appar...

Todd Stroger Applies For Unemployment Benefits

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Like thousands of Illinoisans who have lost their jobs, former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has applied for unemployment benefits.But newl...

Toni Preckwinkle Pushes Raise For Campaign Contributor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle won election to the office of Cook County Board President with a sweeping victory. After years of alleged corruption by outgoing Pres...

STROGER'S OUT: Preckwinkle Takes Office Today

Chicago Sun-Times | Diaries of a Domestic Goddess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, Toni Preckwinkle takes over as Cook County Board president -- the first woman elected to the post -- after she and the 17 county commissioners ...

Toni Preckwinkle May Have the Antidote to the Tea Party

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Preckwinkle plans to move Cook County government from a culture of corruption to a "culture of performance management" and hire a performance czar to enforce the new culture.

Stroger's Ten Lowest Moments As County Board President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, newly elected Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sworn in. Her first day on the job, Preckwinkle fired patronage workers tied...

Stroger Aide Carla Oglesby Posts Bail

Chicago Sun-Times | eNews Park Forest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former top aide to Cook County Board President Todd Stroger may be sprung from jail as early as Thursday afternoon. Carla Oglesby's parents withd...

All Smiles, Some Zingers, At Last County Board Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A collegial atmosphere, cut with a few good-natured zingers, presided over the last meeting of the current Cook County Board, as a few prominent commi...

HOG WILD: Stroger Spent $79K In Federal Cash On Zoo Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

First there were the hundreds of thousands of dollars in unsupervised no-bid contracts he gave to friends and allies. Then, there were the raises duri...

Stroger Ally To Toni Preckwinkle: 'Shut Up'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The transition of power at the Cook County Board President's office has gone from ugly to uglier, with some harsh words at yesterday's regular board m...

Taxpayers Buy $13K In Furniture For Stroger's Pal

Chicago Sun-Times | Neatorama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lame duck Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's administration rang up a $13,000 tab for new furniture in recent months, according to county docu...

'Toddler' Won't Play Nice With Preckwinkle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the nine months since his primary defeat rendered him a lame duck, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has violated county decrees, hired cron...

Could A Republican Become County Board President?

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County has been dominated by Democrats for decades. But Roger Keats insists he has a chance in November to be the first Republican in 41 years el...

Toni Preckwinkle WINS Cook County Board President Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago alderman Toni Preckwinkle has officially become the first woman to be elected Cook County Board President. With 80 percent of Cook County rep...

UNSTOPPABLE: Oglesby Files For Unemployment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A top aide to Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was arrested in October for directing county contracts to her businesses and those of her frien...