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Housing options expand for low-income renters in Cook County

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2013

Filed under City, Local

Hundreds of low-income renters in Evanston will have expanded housing options starting in August, thanks to the passage of an ordinance by the Cook County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The ordinance prohibits landlords...

Murray returns from State of the Union as Cook County Commissioner calls for ‘common sense’ reform

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 14, 2013

Filed under City, National

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) thinks mothers will be a crucial force in passing gun control legislation. “I think moms can put pressure on Congress and turn this issue around,” she told The Daily last week. On Tuesday,...

Cook County board president introduces new gun control ordinance

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 23, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, State

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the members of a violence prevention committee Wednesday after advancing several other gun-control measures this past week. Preckwinkle introduced a “lost and stolen”...

Cook County budget includes gun tax, $2 million to anti-violence groups

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 19, 2012

Filed under City, Crime, Local

The passage of Cook County’s 2013 budget on Nov. 9 includes the adoption of a $25 gun tax and additional measures to decrease handgun violence, which anti-gun activists view as a small step in the right direction. The county...