I've got to hand it to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle—she doesn't give up easily. Or at all, apparently.
After trying twice, both times unsuccessfully, to convince state regulators to allow the closure of the county's Oak Forest Hospital, Preckwinkle's back again.
She still wants to turn the hospital into a community health center, which would be cheaper to operate and help the county close a budget deficit.
This time she's offering to keep the facility open 24 hours a day, in hopes of appeasing community members and union officials who complained about the initial plan.