Cook County

Cook County board president Tony Preckwinkle is poised to seize a job that's done by the man who wears the sheriff's star: responsibility for putting jail detainees on electronic monitoring.

A report by the Better Government Association says Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown tried—and failed—to hike revenues for a government office that's "as bad as a bureaucracy gets."

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the two forms of justice and more.

strogerInterview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on how Chicagoans use county government, and more.

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the scripting of Joint Board of Review meetings, and more.