Posts tagged "Cook County Board of Commissioners"

No 8s: Is not accepting voucher holders discrimination or avoiding red tape headaches?

No 8s: Is not accepting voucher holders discrimination or avoiding red tape headaches?
A few weeks ago, we featured a series on housing voucher discrimination in Cook County, with perspectives from tenants, landlords and a look at a piece of legislation designed to fight it that’s in front of the Cook County Board. Here’s another installment of No 8s, this time with perspectives from housing authority officials and... Read more »

Should Cook County hold inmates for immigration purposes ?

Should Cook County officials honor requests by the federal government to hold inmates for immigration purposes? County commissioners held a four-and-a-half hour hearing Thursday to determine whether to amend an ordinance, which was approved in September 2011, that allows Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to decline enforcing an immigration-hold request, also known as a “detainer,”... Read more »