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Cook County

Cook County pension woes worsen

Sheriff Tom Dart proposes Cook County concealed-carry ordinance

Preckwinkle announces $35 million roadwork in suburbs

County hospital system cites progress on staffing issues

Cook County Health and Hospital System board members on Friday praised the efforts of Gladys Lopez, chief human resources officer of CCHHS, for working overtime to deal with understaffing.

But the board acknowledged that Lopez’s work also underscores the severity of personnel issues at CCHHS. The system is focused on human resources hires, meaning CCHHS is in the process of hiring the people who will then recruit needed medical personnel.

Cook County to pay $2.6 million to 3 fired doctors

E-filing contract for county courts wins board approval

A three-year extension of a contract with an Alabama-based company to implement the Circuit Court of Cook County’s new e-filing system will move forward despite concern from several county commissioners over the procurement process surrounding the contract.

The County Board voted Wednesday to extend the agreement with On-Line Information Services, Inc. for three years beginning June 7, 2013. The company was chosen from a pool of eight that responded to the county’s request for qualifications.

Preckwinkle backs e-filing plan, but with a big string

County Forest Preserve leases its land for farming

The Cook County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners approved leases Tuesday for 1,500 acres of county land for farming uses.

That acreage is spread out between 13 forest preserve sites throughout the county. The sites range in size from a 486-acre parcel in the Janura Preserve just west of Hoffman Estates to 25-acres of land in at Tampier Lake.

Cook County car sales tax may be revamped

Evans: 'No question' witnesses have been killed after courtroom cellphone recordings