County Budget Downgrades Emergency Room Services, Closes South Side Clinics

On Tuesday, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s $6.9 billion budget for 2021. The budget closes a shortfall of more than $400 million with funds from the county’s general reserve, eliminations of vacant jobs, more than a hundred layoffs at Cook County Health (CCH), clinic closures, and restructuring of county-run hospitals.   This story […]