A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision will allow Cook County to collect about $3 million in unpaid taxes, as well as generate another $1 million in tax revenue annually from Midwest Gaming, owner and operator of Rivers Casino in Des Plaines.... Read more
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More efficient system will save money, promote use of ‘green’ vehiclesCook County is reducing and streamlining its vehicle fleet operations and creating a more efficient system of vehicle purchase, use and maintenance that will save taxpayers money.... Read more
Cook County’s justice agencies will soon be getting a new “bus” – not the kind with four wheels, but a system to allow the various agencies to cross the digital divide with long-needed modernization.The Cook County Board today approved the $2.3... Read more
I have long thought that former Supt. McCarthy’s policing strategies were wrong-headed and did nothing to instill trust and confidence – especially in communities of color. The mayor says former Supt. McCarthy’s resignation is not the end but a... Read more
My heart goes out to the family of LaQuan McDonald. I cannot begin to understand the grief felt by LaQuan's family and friends. We cannot ease their pain but we can demand accountability. While we cannot yet know all the facts of the case, delay and... Read more