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County board agrees to hire consultants for financial advice

The Cook County Commissioners are willing to spend up to $20,000 to have third-party financial consultants advise them on setting future budgets.


Jeff Cadwell

County to seek fiscal planning assistance

The Cook County board will bring in a consultant to help them develop a plan to set them on a sustainable path to even out what has in the past been a rocky levy history.


Cook County's new branding design

County may hire consultants to help with budget goals, capital improvement plan

During a ‘Committee of the Whole’ meeting at the Cook County Courthouse on May 16, members of county staff and the commissioners discussed hiring outside consultants to help advise them wh


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County considers plans to build a new 'justice center'

During a ‘Committee of the Whole’ meeting at the Cook County Courthouse on May 16, members of county staff and the commissioners discussed building a new jail, law enforcement and judicial


James Vannet

James Vannet talks about his District One candidacy

James Vannet is a candidate for the position of County Commissioner representing District 1. The special election is Tuesday, June 6.


Robert Deschampe

Deschampe discusses his District One candidacy

Robert Deschampe is a candidate for the position of County Commissioner representing District 1. The special election is Tuesday, June 6.


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Lutsen continues with plans to annex area near Deeryard Lake

During a meeting of the Cook County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 9, the County Board agreed to accept a petition from homeowners in Deeryard Lake unorganized territory to become part of the Lutsen To


Sheriff Pat Eliasen

Sheriff: special run for Special Olympics

There’s a two-day border to county line run scheduled for mid-June and it’s designed to aid the Special Olympics.


Rena Rogers at the podium during Tuesday's press conference. All photos by Rhonda Silence

County officially unveils new logo, focuses on communication policy

Improved communication and a look at the new county logo were among the highlights during several meetings in the Cook County Commissioners room on Tuesday, April 25th. 


Commissioner Bursheim

Emergency Management and Public Information department discussed

At the recent county board meeting, commissioners heard an annual report from county engineer Dave Betts.