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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...

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...

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...

If Taxes Were Raised, Why Is Cook County Asking For More Money?

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

Wait, wasn't the county supposed to be flush with money after hiking the sales tax earlier this year? It was March when Todd Stroger's sales tax incr...

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...

Daley Endorses Tax Plan He Once Dismissed

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley said today that the state should expand a state program that provides property tax relief to disabled, low-income, elderly residen...

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...

Stroger Sacks County Budget Director

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

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has dumped his budget director just weeks before the planned unveiling of the 2009 budget, the Chicago Sun-Ti...

County Board Backs $930M Health Budget

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The new independent board overseeing Cook County's public health system won its first battle Friday to avoid tinkering by politicians who hold its pur...

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...

Stroger Says No New Taxes In County Budget

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Months after convincing commissioners to approve a one-penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger said Wednesday...

County Health Board Seeks $100 Million Budget Increase

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The new independent board overseeing Cook County's vast public health system wants an extra $100 million next year to hire more than 400 new workers. ...

County Aide Suspended After Investigation

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

Cook County President Todd Stroger's best friend's wife, county purchasing agent Carmen Triche-Colvin, was suspended after an inspector general invest...

Property Tax Emergency Fund To Be Created

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After many Cook County residents early this month were hit with soaring tax bills in this troubled economy, Assessor James Houlihan today is planning ...

Cook County Hospitals' True Cost: $1.1 Billion

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"The true cost of the Cook County hospital system is roughly $1.1 billion for 2009, documents recently released by interim hospitals CEO David Small ...

Why Property Taxes Rise Even As Home Values Plunge

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few hours after my property tax bill arrived in the mail last week, I took the dog for a walk and bumped into a neighbor. "My taxes went up again," ...

Cook County Board Offers Small Sales Tax Rebate

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Months after raising the county sales taxes by a percentage point, the Cook County Board today approved partial rebates to retailers that build new sh...

Cook County's $3.2 Million Patronage Tab

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Cook County will pay more than $100,000 each to four victims of illegal political patronage as part of 108 awards announced Thursday by a court-appoi...

What Tax Hike? County Borrowing $740 Million To Pay Bills

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

It took some backroom negotiations for Cook County President Todd Stroger to score enough votes to give his cousin, chief financial officer Donna Dunn...

Daley, Fresh Off His "Cuckoo" Hit, Tours Chicago With Other One Word Snaps

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

Daley and his team have been so excited regarding the praise of his ballyhooed one-worded comeback that they've taken similar approaches with other Chicago figures.

An End To Political Nepotism?

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Republican leaders have proposed legislation that would ban family members of elected officials from being appointed to political office. The l...

Democrats Beware: The Green Party Convention Cometh!

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Green Party activists will turn up the heat on Democratic leaders, drawing in wider circles of the left in the process. The Obama camp and Chicago party bosses will be working to contain that influence.

Chicago Sales Tax Hits Record-High 10.25 Percent

My Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A drink at the bar, a fast-food meal and back-to-school shopping are among those things about to get a bit more expensive in Cook County. Early Satu...