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Cook County

County hospital system CEO not worried about patient retention under Obamacare

Patients insured under the Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s CountyCare program will have the option to move to other managed care programs early next year, but CCHHS CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon said during a Tuesday City Club of Chicago event that he does not believe CountyCare enrollment will decline.

County hospital board signs off on $1.5B 2015 budget; CountyCare shrinks taxpayer liability

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board on Friday approved the public health system’s $1.536 billion 2015 budget.

Lighten up on pot, toughen up on guns, state's attorney says

CCHHS committee advances $1.5B budget for 2015

More than 100,000 patients enrolled in Cook County Health and Hospitals System’s CountyCare program will have the option to join different health care programs next year, and system CEO Dr. John Jay Shannon on Friday said making the program more efficient is the key to patient retention.

Jail boss: We'll have room for fugitives sought in new police initiative

Preckwinkle freed to push reform

Cook County health board selects new leaders

Cook County Land Bank announces $10M to rehab, occupy vacant homes

Cook County Land Bank Authority Chair Bridget Gainer announced $10 million in financing to help revitalize neighborhoods hit hard by foreclosure.

Under the deal, Chicago-based The PrivateBank will provide capital for the Land Bank to acquire and renovate abandoned properties, Gainer explained Thursday. A home’s acquisition and rehabilitation costs will then be combined into a mortgage for a qualified homebuyer who intends to make the property their primary residence.


Cook County to cut buildings' carbon emissions

County board's finance committee OKs bond sale for capital improvement projects

The Cook County Board Finance Committee approved the sale of a bond on Wednesday that will fund capital improvement projects in 2014 and 2015.

The committee entered into an agreement with PNC Bank for the issuance of a $125 million bond. The county will pay a “very, very low” rate of 0.05 percent in interest under the deal, according to county CFO Ivan Samstein.