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Cook County

Joe Berrios: Daughter's primary loss not a referendum on me

Chicago-area population barely grows

Dart to aspiring journos: reporters 'churn out a lot of garbage'

Mack out as Preckwinkle's spokeswoman; Vaughan is replacement

Dart to testify before congressional subcommittee

Cook County accuses HSBC units of predatory lending

Top state court's verdict means less power for top Cook Co. judge

Bridgeport's last Daley leaves a neighborhood legacy

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.