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  • Schaumburg sets renewal policy for tax break Jan 28, 2015 1:53 PM
    Schaumburg trustees have approved specific criteria to consider the growing number of renewal requests for Cook County’s Class 6B property tax incentive for industrial businesses. These require a demonstration of significant employment and business growth, substantial capital improvement, ongoing community involvement and the need for another 12 years of reduced taxes.

  • Cook County recycles 1.14 million pounds of old paper Jan 7, 2015 6:18 PM
    Cook County has recycled about 1.14 million pounds of old documents, reports and miscellaneous paperwork in the last 18 months, clearing out more than 71,000 feet of storage space and generating $200,000 in savings and $20,000 in revenue for the county,

  • Suburban women in politics on Jane Byrne as an inspiration Nov 16, 2014 11:10 AM
    Suburban women in politics said Friday they owe a lot to Jane Byrne for making it clear that women, too, could be players in the political arena. “She was an inspiration for me,” former Palatine Mayor Rita Mullins said. “(Her election) gave any woman the idea that it was possible that a woman could be mayor."

  • Gorman re-elected to county board; opponent withdrew from race Nov 4, 2014 9:50 PM
    Elizabeth "Doody" Gorman is going back to the Cook County Board for a fourth term - re-elected easily Tuesday against an opponent who didn't campaign and then dropped out of the race a few days ago.

  • Silvestri wins re-election in Cook County Board race Nov 5, 2014 12:29 AM
    Longtime Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri has won another 4-year term, according to unofficial results.

  • Schneider retaining Cook County Board seat Nov 5, 2014 12:19 AM
    Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider easily won re-election in a lopsided race to represent District 15, according to unofficial results.

  • Endorsements: Silvestri, Schneider, Doody-Gorman for Cook County Board Oct 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Tim Schneider, Peter Silvestri and Liz Doody-Gorman be re-elected to the4 Cook County Board.

  • Despite $1.9 million investment, Cook court parking fees abandoned Oct 11, 2014 7:30 AM
    Cook County officials have spent $1.9 million on upgrades to allow charging fees at suburban courthouses, but they now have abandoned the parking fee plan after backlash from employee unions. “It became a collective bargaining issue,” Preckwinkle said during a budget presentation this week. Union employees balked at paying to park, so “we’re not doing it,” she said.

  • Policy council coming for Cook forests Jul 22, 2014 4:34 PM
    Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle introduced an ordinance Tuesday that will create a Conservation and Policy Council. In February, the county adopted the Next Century Conservation Plan to guide the Forest Preserves for the next 100 years.

  • Cook County medical examiner to offer grief counseling Jun 18, 2014 2:02 PM
    The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a pilot program Wednesday in which the county medical examiner’s office will offer grief counseling for families of homicide victims and in other selected death cases. Under an agreement between the county and the University of Illinois-Chicago, a second-year graduate student from UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work will be available to assist families who come to the medical examiner’s office to identify remains.

  • Stroger associate sentenced in corruption case Apr 23, 2014 2:03 PM
    A former deputy chief of staff to ex-Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to more than six years in prison after being convicted of corruption charges in 2013. Carla Oglesby, 44, was convicted on several corruption-related charges stemming from a scheme to award contracts to companies owned or controlled by her associates, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said.

  • Pet mill ban proposed for Cook County suburbs Apr 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    A proposed puppy mill ban announced by Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey on Wednesday would apply to at least 13 pet stores in the Chicago suburbs, including in Arlington Heights and Hoffman Estates. Under the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection ordinance, the retail sale of puppies and kittens in Cook County pet stores would be limited to animals from shelters and humane adoption centers.

  • Gorman handily wins GOP primary for Cook County Dist. 17 Mar 19, 2014 7:07 AM
    Wiht only 1 precinct remaining uncounted, Cook County Commissioner Liz Doody Gorman has won the Republican primary for the 17th District seat over Burr Ridge doctor Barbara Bellar. She will face Orland Park Democrat Jim Hickey in November.

  • 8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • What are your transportation priorities? Tell Cook County Feb 25, 2014 6:11 PM
    Want less congestion on Route 14? Or fast public transit to O’Hare from Palatine? A way to safely walk or bike between home and work? You can offer your ideas to Cook County officials who are working on the first regional transportation plan in decades.

  • Endorsement: Doody Gorman for Cook County Board, Dist. 17, GOP Feb 20, 2014 11:47 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Elizabeth Doody Gorman for Cook County Board District 17 commissioner in the Republican primary.

  • Cook County president won't support felon candidates Dec 5, 2013 12:17 PM
    Cook County's board president Toni Preckwinkle says she won't support two felons running for the panel. Al Sanchez was the head of Chicago's streets and sanitation department and Isaac Carothers is an ex-alderman. Both are running for the board, even though they were convicted in corruption cases.

  • Conservative challenges Doody Gorman for Cook County Board as filing closes Dec 3, 2013 3:50 PM
    A conservative primary challenge to Cook County Board District 17 Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman could be one of the hottest Northwest suburban races in the March 2014 primary — even though both candidates live nowhere near the Northwest suburbs.

  • Felon wants to run for county board Dec 2, 2013 9:21 PM
    The former head of Chicago’s streets and sanitation department who went to prison after being convicted of rigging city hiring has filed nominating petitions to replace a Cook County board commissioner who was recently convicted and sentenced to prison.

  • Filing opens for Cook County offices, board Nov 25, 2013 2:46 PM
    The Cook County election season kicked off today with a familiar tradition — candidates lined up in the pre-dawn cold in downtown Chicago to try to secure a top spot on the ballot.

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