Lobbyists earned nearly $1 million in first half of 2011
Lobbyists were paid nearly $1 million during the first half of 2011 as they attempted to influenceCookCountyofficials, although the number of reported contacts dropped by nearly 10 percent, Clerk David Orr announced Monday.The 178 active lobbyists... Read more
July 25, 2011
ALERT: 7/21 is a Cook County Air Pollution Action Day
From the Cook County Department of Environmental Control:Persons with heart or respiratory ailments are advised to limit activities and remain indoors.Participants in the Partners for Clean Air Program are requested to initiate their activities. The... Read more
July 21, 2011
Good Government Through the Looking Glass
Originally posted by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the Huffington Post, 7/19/11:Increasing the effectiveness of governmental programs and services requires a framework to efficiently gauge performance. Put simply, you cannot manage... Read more
July 20, 2011
831 couples applied for Civil Union licenses during June
Cook County Clerk David Orr issued 831 civil union licenses during June, the first month civil union licenses were issued in Illinois.It's thrilling to see so many happy couples getting licenses and celebrating their relationships, Orr said. My... Read more
July 18, 2011