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Clout StreetFirearms owners in suburban Cook County will face fines up to $2,000 if they don't report to police when their guns are lost, stolen or sold under an ordinance commissioners approved today. The plan, pushed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle,...
Tags: John P. Daley, Fines, Chicago Mayor, Theft, Rahm Emanuel
Clout StreetState Sen. Napoleon Harris of Flossmoor, sworn into his first elective office this month, is expected to drop out of the race for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District and will back former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson, a...
After two years of discussion, the Cook County Board last week approved the creation of a countywide land bank. Now the real work begins for the land bank, which will accumulate unproductive properties, maintain them and hold them tax-free until agreed-...
Change of SubjectTranscript: Flash back to the mid 1990s and ask —who are the most prominent African American politicians in Illinois? Jesse White, Roland Burris, Danny Davis, Tim Evans, Bobby Rush, Carol Mosley Braun, Emil Jones, John Stroger and the up and......
A land bank that would acquire, manage and repurpose vacant and abandoned properties in Cook County is one step closer to reality. Two months after its formation, an advisory committee appointed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
Tribune reporters— If anyone thought gay marriage legislation would pass easily in Illinois, the initial hiccup Wednesday in the state Senate illustrated how hard-fought the issue is likely to be every step of the way. A bill to allow same-sex marriage did not...
Tribune reporterJohn Daley’s fellow Cook County Board commissioners surprised him Tuesday with a resolution honoring his two decades as a county leader — and being “human.” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle let out a big laugh when...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to directly challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's recent criticisms of his crime-fighting and public schools strategies, instead talking about the passion they share for education and safe streets....
Toni Preckwinkle is taking back some very critical comments she made about Mayor Emanuel. While speaking at the Union League Club Thursday, the Cook County board president said Emanuel's solution to Chicago's street violence is "just to arrest...
Tribune reporterCook County Jail inmates would pay less for phone calls and get to stay on the horn longer under a plan pending before the County Board. Currently, a 15-minute call at the jail costs as much as $9.99. Under a proposal, the cost of a 15-minute call would...
Tags: Cook County Government, Prisons
Clout StreetCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday quickly backed off a public barb she tossed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his crime-fighting strategy, marking the second time in a little more than three months she has toned down off-the-cuff remarks....
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