Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she will not put her support behind either of the two felons running for a vacant commissioner seat.
Two former Illinois officeholders, and convicted felons, are looking to run for the Cook County Board seat left vacant by William Beavers, who went to prison Monday on corruption charges.
Todd Stroger says he intends to run for William Beavers' old seat on the Cook County Board.
By a 17-0 vote Friday, the Cook County board signed off on a $3.2 billion budget for 2014.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is looking to end the nearly free ride Cook County judges have when it comes to health insurance.
A second former Chicago Transit Authority official has been tapped to join Metra's board of directors.
Eugene Mullins, a former aide of Todd Stroger when he was Cook County Board President, was found guilty of bribery and wire fraud.
In an attempt to "restore trust in Northeastern Illinois public transit", Gov. Pat Quinn signed an Executive Order today to create an independent task force to analyze and revamp the mass transit system in Northeastern Illinois.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has called for the resignation of another Metra board member.