Correction and clarification: An earlier version of this story described Ann Kalayil as the second chief of the Bureau of Asset Management in the county’s history–she is the third, but the second to be confirmed by the Cook County Board. The Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Chief Information Officer’s name is Bridget Dancy, not Bridget Daney. We apologize for the error.
After 15 months of wrangling, the Cook County Board finally approved changes to the county’s tax break system– “a step in the right direction,” according to sponsor Comm. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Commissioners also punted on consideration of a $36 million contract for Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown’s 40-year-old mainframe, and okayed the launch of a new internship pilot program for at-risk youth in the county’s South and West suburbs the same day it was introduced.