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The Cook County Situation Report

The Cook County Situation Report Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today's Weather             Tip of the Day:  Easter Egg Safety Make sure the Easter bunny at your house pays "egg"stra attention to Easter egg safety when handling eggs for dyeing and hunting. Use these tips for Easter egg safety. Keep fresh eggs refrigerated until it’s time to cook [more]

A Letter to the Editor of Newsweek

A Letter to the Editor of NewsweekCook County President Toni Preckwinkle responds to Newsweek Magazine’s March 4, 2014 article: “How Obamacare May Lower the Prison Population More Than Any Reform in a Generation”.  To the Editor: Cook County, home to 130 municipalities including the City of Chicago, is the second largest county in the United States. As President of Cook [more]

Cook County, Illinois Files Lawsuit Against HSBC, Bank of America, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch for Predatory and Discriminatory Mortgage Lending Practices

Cook County, Illinois Files Lawsuit Against HSBC, Bank of America, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch for Predatory and Discriminatory Mortgage Lending PracticesCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez today filed lawsuits on behalf of Cook County against HSBC, Bank of America and Bank of America subsidiaries including, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch, alleging that their predatory and discriminatory mortgage lending and loan servicing activities violated the Fair Housing [more]

Cook County Board Approves Changes to Strengthen its Minority And Women Owned Businesses Program

Cook County Board Approves Changes to Strengthen its Minority And Women Owned Businesses Program The Cook County Board today approved revisions to the County’s procurement code that will strengthen future participation of Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and crackdown on fraudulent activity. “These changes will enhance our ability to hold contractors who skirt the law accountable, while giving worthy M/WBEs greater opportunities to do [more]

President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan

President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today set in motion the development of a plan that will look at the County’s transportation network and its impact on economic growth and quality of life over the next 25 years. “We can no longer continue to make one-off transportation investments. We need a [more]

President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook CountyCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced proposed revisions to the County’s procurement code to enhance participation of Minority- and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and to crackdown on fraudulent activity. “My administration remains committed to ensuring that M/WBEs share an equal footing with larger companies seeking to do business [more]

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