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Vote Here sign at Cook County courthouse - Photo by Rhonda Silence

Auditors office working to get mail ballots out, offers absentee option for city voters

At the end of June, Cook County Auditor Braidy Powers told WTIP that mail ballots for the August 11 primarily will likely go out Tuesday, July 7, or within a day or two of that date.

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is the public health educator in Cook County. Submitted photo

Contact tracing of COVID-19 a primary focus for new public health job in Cook County

Cook County hired a public health educator in June to continue the local effort to prepare for, and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the community.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

WTIP moves county commissioner primary forums up one week

A notice was sent to voters living outside Grand Marais city limits this week, reminding citizens that mail ballots for the upcoming primary election will arrive in the near future.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

WTIP sets candidate forums, see who filed for county board

There are two seats up for election this year on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Cook County sign at the Cook-Lake county border - Submitted photo

Cook County continues to discuss travel advisory amid pandemic

Cook County officials continue to discuss a travel advisory as the COVID-19 pandemic remains at the forefront of county operations and community health, with one commissioner explaining during a publi


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Two county commissioner seats up for election as filing begins May 19

There are two seats up for election this year on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.


Cook County logo. WTIP file photo

Commissioners discuss Highway 61 reroute options

The Cook County Board of Commissioners heard an update on the Highway 61 reconstruction project from state officials during a board meeting April 28.


Cook County Courthouse and government offices. WTIP file photo

Cook County considers property tax deadline flexibility

The Cook County Board of Commissioners are considering delaying penalties or interest on tax payments made after the May 15 deadline, giving property owners until later this summer to get current on p


Highway engineer Krysten Foster. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Highway engineer for Cook and Lake counties resigns

The only county highway engineer serving the North Shore has resigned from her posts, leaving Lake and Cook counties searching for a new leader of the critical county agencies amid the ongoing concern


The 110,000-gallon swimming pool at the Cook County Community YMCA has been drained for repairs. Photo by Rhonda Silence

County using COVID-19 downtime to repair YMCA pool

Maintenance of the swimming pool at the Cook County Community YMCA falls under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Maintenance Department.