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County Sales Tax Hike Stays As Board Again Fails To Block Veto

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County commissioners today couldn't make their roll back of the county's controversial sales tax stick, failing by one vote to override Board Pre...

State Trooper Appointed Cook County Commissioner

Chicago Sun-Times | ABDON M. PALLASCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic committeemen on Chicago's Northwest Side voted for Edwin Reyes, 46, a state trooper, to replace Roberto Maldonado on the county board....

Stroger Names New County CFO Four Months After Firing Cousin

STNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is appointing Jaye Williams, wife of one-time Chicago Public School Board Chief Rufus Williams, to the county...

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...

Stroger 'Fine' With Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation, No Veto Planned (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The president of the Cook County Board says he doesn't plan to veto a new ordinance that allows $200 tickets to be issued to those fou...

Cook County Pot Decriminalization Vote Likely To Be Vetoed By Stroger

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger indicated this morning that he may veto legislation passed Tuesday by the County Board to decriminalize carry...

County Board Strikes Deal For Partial Sales Tax Rollback

Chicago Sun-Times | LISA DONOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County commissioners hammered out a deal Monday to roll back half of the penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase pushed through a year ago....

Cook County Board Passes Partial Sales Tax Rollback, Can They Override Stroger Veto?

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A deal to partially roll back Cook County's highest-in-the-nation sales tax overwhelmingly passed Tuesday, the third time the County Board has voted t...

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.

Over $11M In Cook County Contracts Went To Political Donors

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A joint investigation by the Daily Herald and the Better Government Association has found that the companies that received the 11 contracts worth $11....

Deal To Cut County Sales Tax Delayed Again

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

That pending deal to cut the Cook County sales tax has hit another bump and apparently won't make it to a County Board vote until at least later in Ju...

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...

County Board Close To Deal On Partial Sales Tax Rollback: Crain's

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

After months of extremely contentious debate, it looks like the Cook County Board finally is closing in on a deal to partially repeal the big sales ta...

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....

Cook County Mismanagement Cost Taxpayers Over $225,000

Daily Herald | Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The past practices of the Cook County Public Administrator's Office cost taxpayers at least $227,871 in missing funds and possibly millions more in sw...

Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider Could Net Millions In Deal With County

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

Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider and his family are in line to get much geld -- by one count, as much as $11 million -- in a property deal with ...

Sales Tax Hike Stands As County Board Again Fails To Override Stroger Veto

Chicago Public Radio | Tony Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County commissioners' attempts to cut the sales tax have once again fallen flat. They failed to override another veto from County Board President...

Stroger Vetoes Sales Tax Repeal, Again

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As he previously promised, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger today vetoed the latest attempt by commissioners to rollback last year's sales tax...

Quigley: Make It Easier To Override County President's Veto

Progress Illinois | Adam Doster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an interview this morning on WLS' Don Wade & Roma Morning Show, the former commissioner criticized the county code requirement that a four-fifths m...

Stroger's Tax Repeal Veto Unlikely To Be Overridden

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County commissioners trying to roll back the sales tax increase championed by board President Todd Stroger say they are unlikely to override his ...

Cook County Sales Tax Hike Stays As Override Of Stroger's Veto Fails, New Repeal Passed

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cook County's unpopular 1 percentage point sales tax increase is sticking around, at least for now. County commissioners did not must...

Stroger On His Unpaid Tax Bill: Too Big To Pay At One Time

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is explaining why the Internal Revenue Service slapped a lien on his home for nearly $12,000 ...

Bill Making It Easier To Override Cook County President's Vetoes Languishes

Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Who shoved Illinois Senate Bill 1868 into the grave? It proposes a very simple, very sensible and very timely reform to the state law governing counti...