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Statement From President Preckwinkle On Immigration Executive Order

By at June 15, 2012 | 3:19 pm | 3 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Immigration Executive Order

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Immigration Executive Order: I applaud President Obama’s decision to stop deporting young, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Allowing these young people, who are either in school or the military, to stay and work in the U.S. offers hope to hard working residents and brings us closer to realizing more...

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Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization

By at June 15, 2012 | 3:05 pm | 10 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization: We have reached a decisive moment in Chicago and Cook County. Every day, resources are diverted on arrests for low-level marijuana possession, crowding our jail and disproportionately affecting poor and minority families. A year ago I called for the decriminalization of small amounts of more...

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Robbins Renaissance – President Preckwinkle and Mayor Brodie Cut Ribbon on New Metra Station

By at June 15, 2012 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

Robbins Renaissance – President Preckwinkle and Mayor Brodie Cut Ribbon on New Metra Station

Robbins Renaissance - President Preckwinkle, along with Mayor Brodie of the Village of Robbins, cut the ribbon to celebrate the new 152-space Robbins Metra Station and Commuter parking facility in Robbins, Illinois on June 13.    Also present were Mayor Donald E. Peloquin of Blue Island, Mayor Robert B. Donaldson   of Hazel Crest, Ed Paesel of the South Suburban more...

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President Preckwinkle Tours Motorola Solutions

By at June 13, 2012 | 5:06 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Tours Motorola Solutions

President Preckwinkle toured Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, Illinois with Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The purpose of the visit was to give President Preckwinkle a tour of the Motorola Solutions campus, and let her know about their technology leadership, having been located in Cook County since 1928. This is the first time more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Small Business Financing Initiative

By at June 13, 2012 | 2:18 pm | 8 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Small Business Financing Initiative

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a $200 million partnership over the next three-to-five years with local lending institutions to promote and strengthen opportunities with Cook County for small, minority, and women owned businesses. The Small Business Financing Initiative is a commitment from Cook County to award approximately $200 more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Start of 2012 Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics

By at June 13, 2012 | 8:33 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Start of 2012 Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics

President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday kicked off the start of Cook County’s annual Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics at the VFW Hall in Berwyn. The clinic is one of 37 low-cost, mobile clinics the Department of Animal and Rabies Control will host from June through October at various locations throughout the county. “Rabies outbreaks have caused public health more...

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Beaubien Woods Event Kick-off by President Preckwinkle

By at June 11, 2012 | 2:56 pm | 0 Comment

Beaubien Woods Event Kick-off by President Preckwinkle

President Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall Kick-Off Beaubien Woods Event on June 9, 2012. This past Saturday, Cook County residents gathered along the shores of Flatfoot Lake at Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve on Chicago’s far south side for the Beaubien Woods Celebration and Summer Kickoff. Forest Preserve District Board President Toni more...

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Chief of Staff Kurt Summers to Appear on Bloomberg’s State & Municipal Finance Panel

By at June 6, 2012 | 9:15 pm | 4 Comments

Chief of Staff Kurt Summers to Appear on Bloomberg’s State & Municipal Finance Panel

Chief of Staff Kurt Summers will appear on a panel of municipal financial experts and municipal managers on June 7th at 10:45 am CST.  Sponsored by Bloomberg Financial, the event is titled "Bloomberg State & Municipal Finance".  Part of a day-long event taking place in Chicago's Financial District, Summers' segment will be live-Tweeted at more...

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Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

By at June 6, 2012 | 10:37 am | 6 Comments

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

Cook County elected officials announced Wednesday that 1.8 million second-installment property tax bills are expected to be mailed on time this year for the first time since 1978 – a move that will save municipalities and school districts millions of dollars. Staff from county agencies met months ago to develop an accelerated schedule to restore timeliness and more...

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Cook County Health & Hospitals System Announces “Step Up, Get Tested” Series of HIV Testing Events in June

By at June 6, 2012 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Health & Hospitals System Announces “Step Up, Get Tested” Series of HIV Testing Events in June

A collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and other AIDS service organizations throughout the city of Chicago, announced today the launch of a campaign called STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K, the first-ever collaborative National HIV Testing Day event series for the city. Click more...

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