Cook County

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Cook County Board Approves Inspector General Changes to Improve Reports

At a meeting on September 24, the Cook County Board approved changes in the operations of the County’s Inspector General’s Office, including

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New Directions for the Office of the Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court: Recommendations for Planning and Transitioning to New Leadership

UPDATE: READ THE 100-DAY PROGRESS REPORT HEREUPDATE: READ THE ONE YEAR PROGRESS…

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Public Health System Seeks Increased Tax Support from Cook County

UPDATE: On September 21, the Cook County Health (CCH) Board approved by a vote of eight to three an amended FY2021 proposed budget with $40…

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Cook County’s FY2020 and FY2021 Budget Forecasts Significantly Impacted by COVID-19

On June 26, 2020, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued a preliminary budget forecast for fiscal year 2021,…

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The Final 2019 Cook County Equalization Factor is 2.9160

The Illinois Department of Revenue recently announced that the final equalization factor for the Cook County 2019 property assessment year (…

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Cook County Seeks Consulting Services to Review Electronic Monitoring Practices

Changes could be coming to Cook County’s pretrial electronic monitoring program as the Cook County President’s Office looks to hire a consultant to examine best practices and potential alternatives to the way the Sheriff’s electronic…

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Update: How Public Safety Agencies Have Been Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This blog post is an update to the Civic Federation’s April 9, 2020 blog post: How COVID-19 is Impacting…

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Cook County April Revenue Estimates Show Early Impact of COVID-19

Revenue estimates presented at the April 29, 2020 meeting of the…

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Chicago Local Governments’ Executive Orders Provide for Continuance of Government Functions During the COVID-19 Crisis

As discussed in a previous blog post, the unprecedented public health emergency brought on by…

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Chicago’s Criminal Justice System and How Public Safety Agencies are Responding