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Reported county lobbying activity shrinks; Orr calls for ‘real-time’ reports

After a Cook County Clerk’s Office report showed a decline in county lobbyist activity in 2014, County Clerk David Orr on Wednesday suggested lobbyists should be required to engage in “real-time” activity reporting.

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Cook County Land Bank seeks director to succeed Brian White

Preckwinkle continuing to push criminal justice reform in second term

On Monday Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said her administration will lobby for passage of legislation at the state level ending the automatic transfer of youth in Illinois to adult court for certain crimes. Preckwinkle explained the effort will be her “top criminal justice priority in Springfield in this next session.” The lobbying effort will be a key element of Preckwinkle’s work to make criminal justice reform a focus of her second term as board president.

Cook County court trials coming to a TV screen near you

Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul

Cook County to join cameras-in-court program

Preckwinkle calls for end to automatic transfers of minors to adult court

Cook County may pay $41,000 in old vehicle tickets to city

Illegal Chicago guns being turned into jewelery, Sheriff's Office says

Preckwinkle proposes $3.99 billion 2015 budget with no new taxes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced a proposed $3.99 billion 2015 county budget that contains no new taxes, fines or fees during a special meeting of the Cook County Board Thursday.

The budget proposal represents a spending increase of approximately 12 percent compared to this year’s $3.56 billion budget. Much of that spending increase is the result of a $409.7 million rise in allocations for the Health Enterprise Fund for spending related to CountyCare.

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