Suburban Cook County's minimum wage is set to increase to $13 an hour under legislation approved Wednesday by the board of commissioners.
A Cook County Board committee advanced a plan Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020.
With Cook County facing a lawsuit challenging its bail system, local community groups and attorneys gathered Tuesday to "demand alternatives to monetary bond" to help poor detainees.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is calling for a change in Illinois law so that his office can ask for bond reductions for poor, nonviolent jail detainees.
The Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) at DePaul University has released its Cook County House Price Index for the second quarter of 2016, finding that the "housing recovery lags in many suburban areas."
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will unveil her 2017 budget proposal Thursday, and it's expected to include a tax on sugary beverages.
Earned paid sick leave will soon become a reality for all workers in Cook County.
The idea of taxing sugary beverages in Cook County is reportedly under consideration by Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
A proposed ordinance to establish mandatory paid sick leave in Cook County is under consideration by board members.