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Cook County OKs 8 tax inventive deals for Chicago, DesPlaines, Elk Grove, Lyons, Wheeling, other suburbs

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 26, 2018

Cook County has awarded eight businesses tax incentives equal to half off their property taxes for the next 12 years, in an effort, a county spokesman said, to either keep businesses and jobs in the county or revitalize vacant sites, add new jobs and return them to the tax rolls.

Cook County OK to restrict campaign cash from lawyers, others seeking 'official action,' appeals court says

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 25, 2018

A state appellate court has again ruled Cook County has the power to make ethics rules that apply to county officers, including the Cook County Assessor, this time finding the County Board did not overstep in prohibiting real estate lawyers and otheers from contributing to the campaign coffers of county officials when they are seeking “official action” from the county.

Family asks court to name estate rep for Cook correctional officer who shot them, committed suicide

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 21, 2018

A family suing Cook County, alleging they were attacked shot in their home by a county correctional officer, who ultimately committed suicide, has asked a federal judge to appoint someone to represent the deceased correctional officer's estate, so they can wrap up their legal claims.

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