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  • 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.

     
  • Stroger to run for county board Nov 14, 2013 9:08 PM
    Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger told a classroom of political science students that he will run for the county board seat formerly held by William Beavers.

     
  • Cook County budget proposal includes no new taxes Oct 11, 2013 7:14 AM
    Cook County’s top official has introduced a $3.2 billion budget for the next fiscal year that she says includes no new taxes, fines or fees. The office of county board President Toni Preckwinkle says that her proposed budget also would channel investment to the health system and public safety.

     
  • Rivers Casino owners sue Cook County over tax Jun 29, 2013 5:11 PM
    The parent company of Rivers Casino in Des Plaines is seeking an injunction against a new Cook County tax on slot machines and other gambling devices.

     
  • The Soapbox Jun 29, 2013 11:33 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on a wide range of suburban topics -- from the thrills of a Blackhawks victory parade to the challenges of cutting county budgets.

     
  • Mayor: County must help homeowners May 29, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Franklin Park Mayor Barrett Pedersen urges the Cook County Board to investigate skyrocketing real estate taxes for homeowners, and find some relief. "If the economy is truly to recover, we must stabilize our neighborhoods and protect our homeowners," he writes.

     
  • Cook County, Schaumburg tout joint road projects for 2013 May 2, 2013 3:59 PM
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other county officials joined with their Schaumburg counterparts Thursday to mark this year's important collaborative road projects and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cook County Highway Department."This is a real opportunity for us to show off the good work the county does," Preckwinkle said.

     
  • Preckwinkle: Development efforts must be regional Apr 30, 2013 9:59 PM
    Investing in education and infrastructure is the key to economic growth in Cook County, coupled with a focus on the region and not just Chicago, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday during a business luncheon in Palatine. "We're at the core of the region," she said. "My view is our goal has to be to figure out how we can support economic development and growth in the region as a whole."

     
  • Cook County OKs program to boost transit-oriented development Apr 17, 2013 4:24 PM
    Cook County soon will offer federal loan guarantees for economic development projects that feature transportation and job growth opportunities. The county board voted Wednesday to participate in the U.S. Housing and Urban Development program. County officials are still determining how the loans will be issued, but the $30 million available has to be allocated by February 2014.

     
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