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Tribune reporterA one-time steakhouse busboy who became a key player in a patronage scandal involving former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was indicted today on charges he fraudulently collected state and federal housing assistance by hiding his $60,000-a-year...
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school ward boss who often bragged about his political dominance with a barnyard reference to his virility, was indicted Thursday on charges he pocketed campaign funds and a county stipend without paying...
A troubled Cook County program put faulty camera equipment in police cars, wasting perhaps millions of federal dollars, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general said in an audit released this morning. Sen. Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Michael...
Tribune reporterFor years, Cook County highway workers have been dumping roadway and sewer waste at a pair of work yards, creating large mounds that potentially could be contaminating the environment, according to a watchdog report released today. The pollutants include...
Clout StreetCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking greater control over how the county buys goods and services. At a news conference today, Preckwinkle said the ordinance she's proposing will "streamline" government by speeding up the approval of...
Tribune reporterThe brother-in-law of former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has resigned from his $195,906-a-year post as chief operating officer at the county's Department of Public Health. Stephen Martin's resignation is effective Sept. 23, according to...
During a year when many unionized Cook County workers are taking 10 unpaid days off to help balance the budget, five commissioners are refusing to do so. The commissioners, who make $85,000 a year, have asked the county comptroller for their money back...
Clout StreetAt a time when more than 75,000 mortgage foreclosures are pending in Cook County, commissioners are asking for more scrutiny of a mediation program designed to help homeowners navigate the foreclosure process. Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans&...
Clout StreetCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle asked commissioners today to "do more with less" by passing her budget recommendation for next year. "This budget rests on a framework of long term financial management and strategic structural changes...
Clout StreetWith real estate prices low, the Cook County Forest Preserve District is planning to snap up land on the cheap next year to add to its nearly 69,000 acres of property. Officials have set aside more than $10 million to purchase property under a new budget...
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