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Make Cook County More Efficient

By at January 21, 2011 | 11:22 pm | 1 Comments

Make Cook County More Efficient

In these difficult economic times, innovative thinking is more important than ever. Cook County government is facing significant challenges. Cook County must address a 21% budget gap for the remaining three quarters of FY2011. Fresh thinking is needed to help solve this budget crisis and put Cook County on a sustainable path. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle more...

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Preckwinkle introduces new performance based management and budgeting initiative

By at January 20, 2011 | 4:47 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle introduces new performance based management and budgeting initiative

Originally published January 19, 2011--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday announced a new initiative to address major components of her administration’s vision for Cook County government. The new performance based management and budgeting ordinance, which was introduced today by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, aims to add transparency, more...

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Cook County Board President introduces new efficiency and transparency initiatives

By at January 20, 2011 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President introduces new efficiency and transparency initiatives

Originally published January 10, 2011--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took new steps today to increase transparency and accountability in her Administration, introducing the Make Cook County More Efficient program and an online public event calendar. To help address both the short and long-term fiscal challenges, the county is turning to its greatest more...

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Preckwinkle names new county Chief Financial Officer

By at January 20, 2011 | 4:07 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle names new county Chief Financial Officer

Originally published January 18, 2011--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced today the County’s new Chief Financial Officer, Tariq G. Malhance. Malhance has 25 years of experience in public finance and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Private Equity of Unicorn Investment Bank,and President of UIB Capital, Inc. in Chicago. He retired more...

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Ask Kurt Summers about the 2011 Budget

By at January 19, 2011 | 1:03 pm | 1 Comments

Ask Kurt Summers about the 2011 Budget

This week's topic is the 2011 Cook County Budget.  Want to know something about how the budget process works?  Ask Kurt Summers, Chief of Staff to Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President. Once you've asked your questions, keep coming back.  Every week or so, you'll be able to see and hear the answers to selected questions in a video segment. Click here more...

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Cook County Officials & IL Secretary of State Promote Organ Donation

By at January 18, 2011 | 3:38 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Officials & IL Secretary of State Promote Organ Donation

Originally published January 4, 2011--Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele (2nd) in a partnership with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Secretary of State Jesse White and the Cook County Board of Commissioners are recognizing the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network and Donate Life Illinois for their work to promote awareness of organ and tissue more...

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Preckwinkle, Daley and County officials pledge to meet necessary budget cuts

By at January 14, 2011 | 8:31 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Daley and County officials pledge to meet necessary budget cuts

Originally published December 22, 2010--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by Cook County Board Finance Committee Chairman John Daley and a group of County elected officials including Assessor Joseph Berrios, Cook County Health and Hospital System Chief Executive Officer William Foley, Recorder of Deeds Eugene “Gene” Moore, Clerk David Orr, more...

Budget 2011 , Elected Officials , President's Office

Preckwinkle appoints leaders in procurement and contract compliance

By at January 14, 2011 | 7:12 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle appoints leaders in procurement and contract compliance

Originally published December 21, 2010--County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has named two experienced leaders to head her purchasing team. Maria De Lourdes Coss was selected to serve as the Purchasing Agent. E. LaVerne Hall will serve as Director of Contract Compliance. Maria De Lourdes Coss most recently served as the Director of Purchasing at the more...

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220 canoeists, kayakers paddle Chicago River on New Year’s Day

By at January 14, 2011 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

Originally published January 2, 2011--Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle was one of hundreds of canoeists and kayakers who paddled the Chicago River on New Year's Day. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County says 220 paddlers participated in Saturday's "Happy Canoe Year!" event. Officials say the five and a half mile float started near Winnetka at Skokie more...

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Preckwinkle institutes ethics training rules for all employees

By at January 13, 2011 | 9:15 pm | 0 Comment

Originally published December 20, 2010--County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has introduced new, wide-ranging ethics rules as part of her comprehensive 100 Day Reform Initiative. Preckwinkle issued her second executive order on Monday expanding the number of employees who are required to receive ethics training as well as the frequency of those more...

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