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.
A Cook County minimum wage proposal is expected to be the subject of a Tuesday committee hearing.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will unveil her 2017 budget proposal Thursday, and it's expected to include a tax on sugary beverages.
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.
Activists are continuing their push Wednesday for the Responsible Business Act in Cook County by protesting at a Walmart in Chicago.
At a state hearing Thursday, Cook County commissioners urged for action on youth unemployment policies to help address gun violence in Chicago.