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Cook County

County commissioners: Tighten reins on home-run businesses

An application for a permit to operate a business in a residential area sparked a conversation among members of the Cook County Board Zoning and Building Committee Wednesday about keeping a closer watch on home-run businesses.

Cook County AFSCME employees to hold a lunchtime picket

Report: No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle

Cook County pension proposal is light on funding specifics

Preckwinkle lobbies for county pension bill

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was in Springfield Thursday to push pension legislation that a key union fiercely objected to at Wednesday’s Cook County Board meeting.

Preckwinkle told reporters after the board meeting that she planned to talk with House and Senate Democratic and Republican leaders to drum up support for a bill expected to fully fund the county’s public worker pension system by 2034.

Law enforcement on human trafficking in Chicago: 'wake up'

Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

Preckwinkle names new county IT chief

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Monday the appointment of the county’s new tech chief.

Effective immediately, Simona Rollinson will serve as Cook County’s chief information officer, according to a press release from Preckwinkle’s office.

Preckwinkle charged Rollinson with spearheading a number of initiatives in her new role, including the launch of a new county payroll system, streamlining the information technology of the county’s criminal justice system and updates to broadband infrastructure.


Dart: pay attention to troubled suburbs

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart exhorted City Club of Chicago attendees Thursday to pay more attention to “distressed” suburbs such as Harvey, Robbins, and Ford Heights where some residents cannot rely on their local police force to keep them safe.

“Law enforcement is marginal at best, at times corrupt, and at the end of the day does not provide any type of justice,” Dart said of these communities.


Sneed: Almost 1000 gay couples have filed for Cook County marriage licenses