Lobbyists were paid nearly $2.4 million in 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the county's new land bank, driver's licenses for immigrants, and the landfill moratorium, according to reports subm
Open Data and Transparency
Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled MetroChicagoData.org, the nation’s first “convergence cloud” site that brings public data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illin
Lobbyists were paid $1.9 million in 2011 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the budget, pension reform, and taxes on tobacco, alcohol and amusements, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr's Lo
Lobbyists were paid nearly $1 million during the first half of 2011 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials, although the number of reported contacts dropped by nearly 10 percent, Clerk David Orr announced Monday.
Broadening her efforts to make County Government transparent and accountable, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled three new tools to improve public access to Cook County Board meetings and open the doors of County Government