The Cook County Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2010 county budget at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the Commissioners Room. The board will likely adopt the budget at their Dec. 22 meeting.
The county board continues to pursue a county-wide fiber optic network, or broadband, and adopted an ordinance on Tuesday Dec. 1 to create a management structure for the network.
Eighth District Congressman Rep. Jim Oberstar and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken weighed in with reactions to President Barak Obama’s Afghanistan speech, Tuesday night.
Superior National Forest managers have announced a new decision regarding off-highway vehicle (OHV) use in the forest. Off-highway vehicles include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles, and four-wheel drive vehicles.
Voters approved a 1 percent local option sales tax in November, requiring commissioners to adopt an ordinance making the tax a reality.
The kids at Sawtooth Elementary have been included in a recent issue of the Healthy Schools Program Success Stories Newsletter. The story is titled “Being Active Outside Despite the Cold” and chronicles an outing last spring, when Sawtooth Elementary students made the most of the coldest days of winter on snowshoes.
How to sell Cedar Grove Business Park lots was the question at a meeting of the Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority (EDA), Monday, Nov. 23.
Cook County Commissioners are thinking about revamping the county’s management structure. Instituting a county administrator position has been a topic of discussion on and off over the years. With the passage of the 1 percent local option sales tax, the board is now seriously considering the matter.