Cook County commissioners passed an ordinance Wednesday restricting the retail sales of animals obtained from large-scale commercial breeders. Read »
Convicted former Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Alfred “Al” Sanchez will not be allowed to run for a spot on the Cook County Board. Read »
Al Sanchez was the head of Chicago's streets and sanitation department and Isaac Carothers is an ex-alderman. Both are running for the board, even though they were convicted in corruption cases. Felons can't run Read »
Two former city of Chicago officials who went to prison for misconduct are now vying for seats on the Cook County Board. Read »
Attorneys for former County Commissioner William Beavers have filed a motion in federal court asking that he be permitted to stay out of jail on bond while his appeal is heard. Read »
Former Cook County president Todd Stroger tells the Chicago Sun-Times that he plans to return to politics and run for a seat on the board he used to lead Read »
As cigarette taxes continue to climb, Cook County board President Toni Preckwinkle said the county is ramping up efforts to halt illegal cigarette sales. Read »
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