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TribLocal - Tinley Park » NewsTinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he is not supportive of a Cook County task force recommendation announced Monday that encourages municipalities to eventually annex …...
Tribune reporterCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced a new worker wellness program that’s all carrot and no stick, in contrast to a similar effort launched last year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Free massages, cooking demonstrations and...
Tribune reporterThe Cook County Board of Commissioners agreed today to pay out more than $1 million to settle a nine-year-old federal lawsuit by female inmates at the county jail who said their civil rights were violated when the facility repeatedly went on lock down....
Tribune reporterCook County commissioners have been known to yell and even curse at each other over the years, and the public now will get a chance to watch online as meetings unfold. The proceedings have been a bit calmer under Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who...
Tribune reporterA South Side man says items from a public storage locker he bought at an auction last week once belonged to late Cook County Board President John Stroger. Among the items in Chris Amer's find: what appear to be two Chicago Bulls championship rings. "I...
Special to the TribuneA Cook County judge has set July 24 and 25 as the dates for the jury trial of former Cook County board member Anthony Peraica, who was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property for allegedly destroying an election sign for his opponent...
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Clout StreetSt. Patrick’s Day has a political tradition in Chicago, and the annual downtown parade is a hot spot for politicians seeking votes. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a staunch backer of hometown President Barack Obama, declined to talk politics at the...
Tribune reporterA one-time steakhouse busboy who became a key player in a patronage scandal involving former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was indicted today on charges he fraudulently collected state and federal housing assistance by hiding his $60,000-a-year...
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Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school ward boss who often bragged about his political dominance with a barnyard reference to his virility, was indicted Thursday on charges he pocketed campaign funds and a county stipend without paying...
1st District U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush has had a long, comfortable ride in Congress. Since taking office in 1993, he has been routinely re-elected with 80 percent of the vote or more. (He's still the only person who has ever beaten Barack Obama in a political...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans. To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com. 1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago 2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
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