Posts Tagged “Cook County”

Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people focus of forum March 29

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Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people focus of forum March 29

Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people to be addressed at forum Wednesday March 29 A rising spike in heroin use by students and young people in the Chicago suburbs will be the focus of a community forum on educating parents about the signs of drug and heroin use by their children WHEN:…

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County Published in the SW News Group Column March 9, 2017. Taxes continue to increase in Illinois and especially in Cook County that taxpayers have to take actions and consider ways to manage their spending to reduce the tax burden. In many cases, that means buying major items and groceries…

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Raising taxes is never about healthy living

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Raising taxes is never about healthy living

Raising taxes is never about healthy living Instead of raising taxes on soda pop, how about cutting the obscene $4.4 billion a year budget for Cook County. Merge Cook County into Township government. Eliminate redundancies that are outrageous. End the double dipping pensions and payrolls politicians in Cook County now get. Published in the Southwest…

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Kim Foxx offers voters better prosecution choice

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Kim Foxx offers voters better prosecution choice

Besieged Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez faces two challengers, Kim Foxx and Donna More, although Foxx has the backing of the Democratic party’s political leadership in Cook County. Alvarez faces intense criticism for her failed responses in a series of police killings of Black teenagers in Chicago and is expected to be replaced in the Democratic Primary election…

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Alvarez dumped by Cook County Democrats

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Alvarez dumped by Cook County Democrats

The Cook County Democratic Organization Thursday dumped controversial Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and instead endorsed Kim Foxx. The Democratic Party decision is an expected blow to Alvarez, who has been under political and social siege as a result of her efforts to conceal police violence against teenagers in the African American community. Despite…

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West Suburban mayors endorse Dorothy Brown

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West Suburban mayors endorse Dorothy Brown

West Suburban mayors endorse Dorothy Brown “The Court Clerk’s office has been the most progressive under [Brown’s] administration” On TUESDAY, JAN 12, 2016, West Suburban Mayors, Mayor Joe Tamburino of Hillside, IL, Mayor James Discipio of Lagrange Park, IL, Mayor Sam Pulia of Westchester, IL, Mayor Dr. Frank Pasquale of Bellwood, IL, Mayor Ben Mazzulla…

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Suburbs lose a great leader in Liz Gorman

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Suburbs lose a great leader in Liz Gorman

Liz Gorman ended her 13-year career in government defending the rights of taxpayers, resigning from her secure seat on the Cook County Board. A centrist Republican who recognized the reality of working in Cook County, Gorman helped champion the rights of taxpayers By Ray Hanania Liz Gorman, the Orland Township GOP Committeeman and Cook County…

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Gorman leaves Cook County office at top of her public service

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Gorman leaves Cook County office at top of her public service

Popular Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman shocked the public Wednesday when she resigned her county board seat to take a position with a major Fortune 100 Chicago corporation as director of Government Affairs. The District’s GOP Committeemen will meet to select a successor but the leading candidate is Gorman’s closest political ally, Palos Township…

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Cicero responds to false allegations against Animal Shelter

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Cicero responds to false allegations against Animal Shelter

Officials of the Town of Cicero responded forcefully to numerous false accusations made by a small handful of critics who are misleading the public into believing that animals are abused at the Waggin’ Tails Cicero Animal Shelter. The small handful of critics have used false allegations to play to the emotions of many members of the…

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I owe Jane Byrne for launching my journalism career

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I owe Jane Byrne for launching my journalism career

Chicago Mayor Jane M. Byrne, who died on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, was Chicago’s first female elected chief executive and the 41st mayor of the City of Chicago. The turbulence of her politics and administration launched my journalism career, and for that I owe her much Jane Byrne defeated the Machine but she became the Machine…

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