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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...

Cops: Peraica ARRESTED For Vandalizing Opponent's Yard Signs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica was arrested Saturday night for allegedly vandalizing his Democratic opponent's yard signs in southwest suburban...

Tony Peraica Live Tweets Cook County Board Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica decided to tweet through the Cook County Board meeting on Tuesday, where he once again tried getting ...

Stroger Tells Peraica 'You Don't Know When To Shut Up' (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Things got a little testy at the Cook County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday. First, Commissioner Tony Peraica tried to make the point that pe...

Cook County Wars

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Since February 2007, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has presided over a "war" as commissioners have battled over budgets, borrowing, and taxation.

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...

Aaron Schock, '80s Music Headline Chicago Young Republicans Party

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You are not alone. That was the message for the estimated 700 Chicago Republicans who packed into the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville Monday night for an ...

Peraica Uses Twitter To Rebuke Stroger On County Budget Cuts

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica defied Board President Todd Stroger's claim that his critics have no solutions to the county's budget woes by of...

Tony Peraica Likely Target Of Shots Fired At Neighbors' Home: Police

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Riverside police are investigating whether shots fired into a West Suburban home next door to Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica's family may have ...

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...

Peraica Twitters County Board Meetings

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

Last month, [Cook County Commissioner Tony] Peraica started posting short messages -- called "tweets" -- during board meetings about everything from c...

Forys Campaign Uses Nazi Analogy To Slam Quigley In Emanuel Replacement Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fifth Congressional District candidate Victor Forys reached for an extreme comparison in a recent press release attacking rival candidate Mike Quigley...

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...

Alvarez Wins Historic Victory In State's Attorney Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Democrat Anita Alvarez won her bid Tuesday to become the first Hispanic and first woman state's attorney in Cook County, handing Republican Tony Per...

Anita Alvarez: Playing the "Experience Card"

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

I waited patiently to see if, when times got tough, Alvarez would stoop to pandering for votes based on her ethnicity so I could tisk, tisk.

State's Attorney Candidates Get Religion

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Democratic and Republican candidates for Cook County state's attorney delivered their closing arguments Sunday, visiting churches in high-crime Ch...

Alvarez Has Huge Money Lead In State's Attorney Race

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If money talks in the race for state's attorney like it does in most other campaigns, expect to hear a triumphant roar from Democrat Anita Alvarez and...

State's Attorney Candidates Clash At Debate

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

he three Cook County state's attorney hopefuls weighed in on the recent federal indictment of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge in a televised deb...

Top Chef Izard Wants Picture Removed From Republican Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago chef Stephanie Izard asked Republican Cook County Board member and state's attorney candidate Tony Peraica to stop using the Top Chef winner's...

Gloves Off In State's Attorney Debate

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At their very first debate, Cook County state's attorney candidates skipped the honeymoon period and immediately blasted each other as political hacks...

Patrick Fitzgerald Scolds Tony Peraica

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has asked Republican Cook County state's attorney candidate Tony Peraica to stop passing out a campaign flier that lo...