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Bitter Cold Temperatures and Snow Expected Tonight and Coming Days; Residents Advised to Take Precautions

By at January 23, 2014 | 11:15 am | 1 Comments

Bitter Cold Temperatures and Snow Expected Tonight and Coming Days; Residents Advised to Take Precautions

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials are advising residents to take precautions against the extremely cold temperatures today and in the coming days. “The temperatures we are experiencing are dangerous and can lead to serious health issues such as frostbite, hypothermia, and heart problems if residents are not prepared,” said CCDPH chief more...

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Harsh Winter Weather is Equally Hard on Pets

By at January 23, 2014 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Harsh Winter Weather is Equally Hard on Pets

The heavy snow and Arctic-like weather of the past week should serve as a reminder to pet owners that special precautions should be made for health and welfare of their dogs and cats. Dr. Donna Alexander, administrator of the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control, issued a number of tips for pet owners to keep in mind during the winter season. “Given more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on CCHHS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju’s return to New York to lead the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

By at January 21, 2014 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on CCHHS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju’s return to New York to lead the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

After two years at the helm of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju will return to New York to lead the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation as President. From the start, Dr. Raju knew the potential of Cook County’s system. During his time here, Dr. Raju spearheaded the County’s efforts to secure an 1115 more...

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President Preckwinkle Receives Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Leadership Award

By at January 17, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Receives Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Leadership Award

At their Midwest Energy Solutions Conference held in Chicago on January 15th, the MEEA gave their 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. The award highlights President Preckwinkle’s initiatives to establish Cook County as a world-class model of sustainability. Her administration has worked to boost energy efficiency more...

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Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

By at January 15, 2014 | 4:46 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

The Cook County Board today approved a partnership between the Bureau of Technology and Smart Chicago Collaborative that will expand the open data the County provides and make it easier for the public to access. Collaborating with Smart Chicago will increase the County’s ability to find, clean and link data, such as crime and health statistics, to the County’s more...

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New Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Gets County Board Approval

By at January 15, 2014 | 4:33 pm | 1 Comments

New Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Gets County Board Approval

After months of collaboration and input from community and government organizations, the solid waste industry, and environmental advocacy groups, the Cook County Board Wednesday approved a Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (SWRO) that will give the County significant new tools to protect the environment. The SWRO will grant Cook County the ability to increase more...

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Influenza Activity Increasing in Suburban Cook County

By at January 8, 2014 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Influenza Activity Increasing in Suburban Cook County

Currently, suburban Cook County is experiencing an increase in influenza like illness with 44 confirmed  influenza ICU admissions and 6 influenza related deaths. Cook County Department of Public Health’s Chief  Operating Officer, Dr. Terry Mason is encouraging everyone six months of age and older to get a flu shot. “Of the 44 ICU admissions the ages range from more...

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Cook County Offices Under the President Will Resume Operations Tuesday January 7, 2014

By at January 6, 2014 | 6:10 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Offices Under the President Will Resume Operations Tuesday January 7, 2014

The Offices Under the President will resume operations Tuesday January 7, 2014. However, the safety of our employees is paramount. Given the likelihood of extreme weather conditions continuing through the morning, those employees who face hazardous travel can choose to use personal time (vacation or floating holiday included). We encourage employees with questions or more...

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Cook County Offices Under the President Closed January 6, 2014

By at January 5, 2014 | 9:48 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Offices Under the President Closed January 6, 2014

Due to the severe winter storm, cold and hazardous travel conditions, Cook County employees under the jurisdiction of the Office of the President – except those performing essential services required to provide for the public health and safety of our residents or are required for the continuity of government functions - are instructed to stay home on Monday, January 6, more...

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The 2013 Cook County Annual Report

By at January 3, 2014 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

The 2013 Cook County Annual Report

We are pleased to share our annual report with you. Click here or on the image to more...

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