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Cook County

$90 million county medical facility opens for inmates

Cook County population: Hispanics gaining on African-Americans

Cook County seeks $180 million in strip-search insurance flap

Preckwinkle announces sustainable energy initiative in Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday announced a plan to implement environmental initiatives designed to reduce the county government’s carbon footprint.

Preckwinkle’s announcement followed the recent release of a report from the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council that outlined approaches the county can take to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.


Struggling small business owners seek help from Cook County commissioners

County may review non-profit contracts

Comm. John Daley (D-Chicago) introduced an ordinance at the Cook County Board meeting on Wednesday that would require social service providers who contract with the county to submit annual “performance reports.”

The measure, which was referred to the board’s finance committee, broadly applies to “other governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations, or for profit enterprises engaged in the field of social services.” Contractors must submit an “empirical analysis” describing whether they have met the terms of their deals with the county.

Preckwinkle delays push for county pension reform

Preckwinkle dealt setback in effort to shrink juvenile detention center

County ends discrimination against housing choice voucher holders

A measure protecting federal housing voucher holders from discrimination by landlords received the approval of the Cook County Board of Commissioners Wednesday on a 9-6 vote.

The new law amends the county’s human rights ordinance to effectively prohibit landlords from refusing to rent to potential tenants on the basis that they possess housing choice vouchers, previously known as Section 8 vouchers.

Cook County pension woes worsen