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Judge Evans Praises Judges for Newest Juvenile Initiative

By at August 27, 2012 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

Judge Evans Praises Judges for Newest Juvenile Initiative

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and Juvenile Justice Division Presiding Judge Michael P. Toomin announced juvenile court judges have recently diverted 269 minors, who otherwise faced detention in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC), into alternative community and faith-based programs designed to address their individual problems and needs. The Juvenile more...

Law Enforcement and Jails , News

Camping In Cook County Forest Preserve District: Master Plan Drafted

By at August 27, 2012 | 1:20 pm | 2 Comments

Camping In Cook County Forest Preserve District: Master Plan Drafted

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) has published an early draft of its camping master plan. The plan is available for public viewing online at www.fpdcc.com/camping. The plan is working document, and remains in a conceptual phase. It was presented to the public for feedback during a series of open meetings held on August 22 and August 23. The final more...

Forest Preserve District , News

Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 23 in suburban Cook County

By at August 23, 2012 | 11:06 am | 1 Comments

Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 23 in suburban Cook County

To date, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials report 23 human cases, 284 mosquito pools and six birds with West Nile virus (WNV) throughout suburban Cook County. These 23 cases do NOT include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Stickney Township or Oak Park – these communities have their own state certified local health departments.   “While we do not more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care , ,

Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

By at August 16, 2012 | 10:59 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

On Thursday, August 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Bloom Township Senior Services are co-sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back event. This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have more...

Agencies , Features , News

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. If you have a cataract, your vision can also worsen slowly over time. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. As a cataract slowly begins to develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision at more...

Features , Hospitals and Health Care , News

Cook County Forest Preserve Eagle Young Take Flight

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Forest Preserve Eagle Young Take Flight

When a nest of American bald eagles hatched this April, they made local and national news as the first observed bald eaglets to hatch in Cook County in more than a century. Now at least one has fledged and is flying around the eagles’ Tampier Slough home. After the eaglets hatched this spring, their parents immediately began to tend and feed them. In June, Forest more...

Features

Olympic Alternate Honed Equestrian Skills in the Cook County Forest Preserves

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:12 am | 0 Comment

Olympic Alternate Honed Equestrian Skills in the Cook County Forest Preserves

It’s official—the Forest Preserve District of Cook County offers an equestrian landscape rich enough to transform a thumb-sucking novice into a world-class athlete. Just ask Allison Springer, who a few weeks ago was an alternate on the USA equestrian team at the 2012 London Olympics, shortly after coming in second in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the United more...

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Cook County Health System Board of Directors Names New Chair, David Carvalho

By at August 14, 2012 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health System Board of Directors Names New Chair, David Carvalho

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced today that the independent governing board elected David Carvalho as Chair, and Jorge Ramirez as Vice-Chair of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. “I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to David who has a long history with the health system and brings a high level of more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care , News

Clerk Orr Announces Lobbyists Paid Over $1 Million in First Half of 2012

By at August 14, 2012 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr Announces Lobbyists Paid Over $1 Million in First Half of 2012

Lobbyists were paid $1.15 million during the first half of 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County elected officials and high-ranking employees, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday. The 211 active lobbyists in Cook County earned $1,154,003 and reported 540 lobbying contacts from January to June. The number of reported lobbying contacts is the lowest more...

Agencies , Elected Officials , News

Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District: West Nile Virus Cases on the Increase

By at August 10, 2012 | 5:00 pm | 0 Comment

Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District: West Nile Virus Cases on the Increase

Our hot and dry climatic conditions have been ideal for the development of disease vector mosquitoes, primarily Culex pipiens. This mosquito is the main vector of West Nile Virus (WNV) in our area. The adult mosquito is not an aggressive biter, and its presence is typically not noticed by the public. Our District monitors WNV levels within the adult mosquito more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care , News

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