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Commissioners discuss budgets, bonding and how the Committee of the Whole will work

Commissioners discussed budget concerns for 2018 and bonding for the current year.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Heidi Doo-Kirk about matters in the Committee of the Whole me


County board votes to not live stream certain meetings

After a lengthy conversation about the process of recording and broadcasting certain segments of their public meetings each month, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday,


Commissioners attend leadership conference

Members of the Cook County Board recently attended a leadership conference.


This is National Safety Telecommunicators Week

This week is set aside to recognize those who serve as the first access point in the case of emergencies.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Dispatcher Lindsey Mielke and Sheriff P


County working on a compensation plan and "branding" program

Cook County is working on a uniform compensation plan as well as a policy regarding county “branding.”  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with County Administrator Jeff Cadwell about th


County may not live stream certain meetings

The Cook County Board is planning to set aside part of one meeting a month for a “committee of the whole” discussion period.


Cook County YMCA reports progress to the county board

The Cook County YMCA presented the County Board with an update on memberships and what 2017 has in store for the local facility. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story. 


Commissioners consider "committee of the whole" format

Commissioners have done some restructuring at Health and Human Services as well as considering a “committee of the whole” format.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Cook County Com


Annual emergency conference is scheduled for late April

The annual emergency response conference is approaching in late April.


Soil and Water: trees, compost and rain barrels

The annual Soil and Water tree sale is coming up. They’ll also have rain barrels and compost bins available.