The managing editor of the Chicago Tribune assured Chicago City Wire that reporter Kim Janssen is taking every precaution to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest given that his wife, Becky Schlikerman, is a spokesperson for Cook County.
You'll need to dig deep to pop for a soda in the Chicago area, according to the Better Government Association (BGA), which says the new Cook County beverage tax has made it one of the most expensive places in the United States for soft drinks.
Cook County is going to court to try to recoup $17 million in tax revenue it says it lost because of a temporary restraining order of the county’s new beverage tax, but Wirepoints founder Mark Glennon is arguing that the county's move is a bullying tactic.
A Cook County judge has ruled that the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and the county itself violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in a case brought against them by a legal intern, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) report.
James Abrams, a donor to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the husband of a city alderwoman, violated an ethics ordinance by lobbying without registering to do so, according to the Chicago Board of Ethics.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners is considering a measure to create an electronic "witness slip" system that would make the county – one of the largest in the country – a national frontrunner in public access and transparency.
In sixteen square blocks of Chicago’s West Side Austin neighborhood, between Cicero Ave. on the east and Laramie Ave. on the west, Chicago Ave. on the north and the Green Line El tracks on the south, there have been exactly seven home sales in the past six months.
Not to be a party pooper, but Sam Toia thinks a proposal to require every licensed business in Chicago with a public bathroom to make it available to anyone with an “emergency” should be flushed down the drain.