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Srivastava: Electronic monitoring isn’t positive prison reform for Cook County

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

March 7, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

On Feb. 22, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart issued a letter to Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle claiming that the recent increase in electronic monitoring programming for local defendants awaiting trial poses a threat to...

Cook County budget includes staff reductions, sugary beverages tax

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 17, 2016

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved their 2017 budget this week, which includes a tax on sweetened beverages and cuts to county staff. The budget, approved by a 11-4 vote Tuesday, includes staff reductions of 300 Cook County emp...

Soda prices in Cook County set to rise this summer

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston consumers will have to pay more to buy sugary drinks later this year after a soda tax was passed narrowly on Thursday by the Cook County Board. The tax, which passed with a 9-8 vote, will increase the price of a two-liter...

Evanston businesses say proposed soda tax will not change consumer habits

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 7, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

Some Evanston businesses say they aren’t too worried about a potential tax on sugary drinks in Cook County. In the executive budget recommendation for the 2017 fiscal year, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle propo...

Cook County districts may receive funding for transportation projects

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 23, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Evanston may receive funds from county coffers to tackle transportation infrastructure projects next year. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced last week that she is including half a million dollars to be...