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Election results

WTIP Election Night Roundup

The election turnout in Cook County was once again large with 77 percent of registered voters casting their ballots. The highest turnout was in Cascade Precinct 7 with 89 percent of the eligible voters voting.
 


Mr. Frost reads to his preschool class

Early childhood education, economic development and the school referendum

Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.


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ISD166 School Board Candidates Forum

On Thursday, Oct.7, the four candidates for ISD166 school board were in the WTIP studio to answer questions, state positions and discuss among themselves their role in the future of Cook County S

Election results

Primary vote sets stage for change in county government

Voters in Commissioner Districts 3 and 5 went to the polls Tuesday and set the stage for what could prove to be a closely watched general election.


Se. Al Franken

Sen. Al Franken weighs in on unemployment benefits and health care

Congress is back in session and a number of issues are pending, including the extension of unemployment benefits. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with Minnesota’s U.S.

"Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture," on First Thursday Community Conversation

Deconstructing Racism on WTIP's First Thursday program

Join Jay Andersen and Barbara Jean Johnson from WTIP North Shore Community Radio for "Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture." In this one hour program, they talk with in-stu


Se. Tom Baak

Bakk ends bid for governor

District 7 Senator Tom Bakk this weekend decided to end his bid for the DFL endorsement for governor.


Cook County Commissioners

Commissioners begin discussion of county administrator position

At a special work session Tuesday, Cook County Commissioners began discussing the creation of a county administrator position.