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Cook County

Toni Preckwinkle appoints new ethics chief after Berrios flap

Stroger Hospital names atrium after Richard Phelan

An atrium in Stroger Hospital’s Specialty Care Center has been renamed in honor of Richard Phelan, who served as president of the Cook County board from 1990 to 1994.

The area was officially designated as the Richard J. Phelan Specialty Care Atrium during a ceremony held Monday.

Preckwinkle dumps top Cook County ethics official who fought Berrios over nepotism

Cook County nixes gun-court idea: Commissioner John Fritchey

Judge orders halt to Cook County tax

County to have new parking tax rates, possible parental leave policy

The Cook County board signed off on a measure Wednesday that would replace the county’s tiered parking tax structure with a percentage-based rate, a system the county says has been implemented in cities such as Philadelphia and New York.

Commissioners approved a 6 percent tax rate for daily parking and a 9 percent rate for weekly and monthly parking that will take effect Sept. 1. The change was made possible by a state law passed earlier this year that allows the county to implement the new structure.

County board approves firearm measures, $2 million to fund anti-violence initiatives

Reacting to a state deadline to approve changes in local gun ordinances, the Cook County Board today approved two gun control measures and unanimously voted to hand out nearly $2 million to local groups for anti-violence initiatives.

County Board approves firearm measures, $2 million to fund anti-violence initiatives

Reacting to a state deadline to approve changes in local gun ordinances, the Cook County Board today approved two gun control measures and unanimously voted to hand out nearly $2 million to local groups for anti-violence initiatives.

Cook County property tax bills to show how much goes to TIF districts

Ex-Commissioner Moreno pleads guilty to bribery

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