County Could Farm Out Snow Removal Near Municipalities

BGA President Andy Shaw writes in the Chicago Sun-Times Monday of suggestions made by former Cook County Commissioner (now Congressman) Mike Quigley on saving Cook County government money. One that sounds a lot like something McHenry County Board member Mike … Continue reading

More Contestants for the Crook County Fair Blue Ribbon

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: GRAND JURY INDICTS FORMER COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONER, FORMER CHICAGO ALDERMAN, AND SIX OTHERS IN ALLEGED CORRUPTION SCHEMES CHICAGO — Two former local public officials and five businessmen who were arrested last month … Continue reading

Sales Tax Hike Phase-out in Chicago, But Not in Crystal Lake

Front page news on both of Chicago’s papers today was the Cook County Board’s vote to phase out its hefty sales tax under the now out-of-office Todd Stroger. The Crystal Lake City Council’s March, 2008, 75% city sales tax increase went … Continue reading

But Not in Crystal Lake

The Cook County Board voted to cut the Cook County sales tax by 50%. The suggestion in this article in today’s Chicago Sun-Times proved correct. The Cook County sales tax hike took effect the same day that Crystal Lake Mayor … Continue reading