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Cook County

County will pay consultant to draft old hospital building plan

Cook County officials are – again – examining what to do with the old Cook County Hospital building that has sat vacant on Chicago's Near West Side since 2002.

The Cook County Board on Wednesday approved a $2.4 million contract with Chicago Consultants Studio, Inc., which will “evaluate current needs, future needs and make sure we have the flexibility for unforeseen needs” at the county building site, according to John Cooke, director of the Office of Capital Planning and Policy at Cook County.

Dart presses for municipal auditing power despite Preckwinkle opposition

A novel plan to give Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart broad audit authority over troubled suburbs has been met with opposition by Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle. But a Dart spokeswoman said Thursday that the sheriff is “absolutely” still working with state and county officials to obtain audit powers over suburban governments.

Voter registrations reach record in Cook County

2nd Illinois county begins offering gay marriage licenses

Controversial mug shot companies may have crashed sheriff’s website

County morgue gets new cooler, more workers

Lobbying in Cook County hits record level

Editorial: Cook County's next top doc

Raju leaving CCHHS, returning to NYC as head of public health system

Dr. Ram Raju, who worked in New York City’s public health system before taking over as CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System two years ago, is returning to New York to serve in the top position in that city’s hospital network.

Preckwinkle takes aim at high incarceration rate

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