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President Preckwinkle Proposes Technology Upgrades To Track County Vehicle Locations

By at February 20, 2014 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Proposes Technology Upgrades To Track County Vehicle Locations

The Cook County Board today approved technology upgrades proposed by President Toni Preckwinkle to track the location of County vehicles and automate building inspections, moving away from a paper-based system. The Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system will provide real-time GPS tracking of county vehicles. President Preckwinkle anticipates that over the next several more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces National Accreditation For Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

By at February 13, 2014 | 1:17 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces National Accreditation  For Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that the County Medical Examiner’s Office has been awarded provisional accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). Provisional accreditation recognizes that the office is making substantial progress toward or meeting professional standards in key areas of operations, staffing and more...

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Data In Action: How Cook County Government Measures Performance

By at February 10, 2014 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

  Last week, Cook County Chief Performance Officer Andrew Schwarm participated in a  performance management webinar hosted by GovLoop and Socrata called “Data in Action: How Leading Governments Measure Performance.” More than 500 people joined in the free live webcast. Beth Blauer, the Director of GovStat, hosted the forum. On the panel along with Andrew more...

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Cook County Olympic Athlete Twitter Tracker

By at February 6, 2014 | 11:36 am | 0 Comment

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Sheriff Dart Announces Results from First Month of Conceal Carry Applications

By at February 5, 2014 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart Announces Results from First Month of Conceal Carry Applications

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has objected to the concealed carry applications for 240 individuals within the first month of Illinois’ new concealed carry law, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. Among the 240 applicants, five have already been denied by the Illinois State Police. The Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing Board will review and decide the merits of more...

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Clerk Orr hails winners of “Voting at 17” video contest, kicks off “Democracy Week”

By at February 4, 2014 | 2:57 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr hails winners of “Voting at 17” video contest, kicks off “Democracy Week”

  Cook County Clerk David Orr on Tuesday congratulated Maine East High School students Andrea Garneata and Veronica Malesinski, the winners of a “Voting at 17” video contest. In addition to personally congratulating the students and their teachers at the Park Ridge high school Tuesday afternoon, Clerk Orr and staff are teaming with the school to conduct more...

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Popular Savings Plan for Pet Spay and Neuter Month

By at February 3, 2014 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Popular Savings Plan for Pet Spay and Neuter Month

Cook County will again partner with private veterinarians to offer discounted spay and neuter services for pets in February, which is National Spay and Neuter Month. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cited the ease of the program which provides discounts of up to $40 per procedure. It is available for up to two pets per household. Click here for the Cook more...

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Number of Cook County lobbyists, compensation kept growing in 2013

By at January 30, 2014 | 10:13 am | 0 Comment

Number of Cook County lobbyists, compensation kept growing in 2013

Lobbyists reported contacting Cook County officials less in 2013, yet the number of lobbyists and their compensation was higher than any year since online filing began, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr’s Lobbyist Online website. Lobbyists were paid more than $2.8 million in 2013, as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues more...

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President Toni Preckwinkle accepts the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

By at January 24, 2014 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment

President Toni Preckwinkle accepts the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle today formally accepted the “Next Century Conservation Plan” for the preserves. The plan was created by a blue-ribbon commission of local leaders appointed by Preckwinkle in 2013 as part of the Forest Preserves’ centennial anniversary celebration. The Next Century Conservation Plan aims to make Cook more...

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County’s Car Sharing Program Saves $250,000 in its First Year

By at January 23, 2014 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

County’s Car Sharing Program Saves $250,000 in its First Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that during the first year of the County’s car sharing program it downsized its vehicle fleet, cut mileage reimbursement and salvaged older vehicles. The measures saved the county roughly $250,000. Overall, savings were generated by employees using Zipcars and the County’s Shared Fleet of existing more...

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