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We Want to Hear from You

By at January 3, 2014 | 10:28 am | 1 Comments

We Want to Hear from You

It's the time for resolutions. We've got some big plans for 2014, but we want to make sure we hear from you about how to shape our goals for the New Year. Take a few moments to share your thoughts on the survey below.  Or tell us on Twitter @tonipreckwinkle using the hashtag #TellToni, or at our Facebook page.  Thanks! Create your free online surveys with more...

Featured News , President's Office

Queremos Saber De Usted

By at January 3, 2014 | 9:36 am | 0 Comment

Queremos Saber De Usted

Es tiempo de hacer nuestras resoluciones. Nosotros tenemos grandes planes para el 2014, pero queremos saber de ustedes como mejorar nuestras metas para el año nuevo. Tómese unos minutos para compartir sus ideas con nosotros usando la siguiente forma. También puede enviarnos un tweet al @tonipreckwinkle, usando el #TellToni hashtag, o en nuestra página de more...

Featured News , President's Office

Clerk Orr marries first couple of 2014

By at January 2, 2014 | 12:44 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr marries first couple of 2014

A relentless snowfall that covered the Chicago area Thursday could not deter one couple from becoming Cook County’s first to get married in 2014. Ricca Rivera and Fernando Chaidez had to push their snow-covered car out of their parking spot in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood to make their way to Cook County Clerk David Orr’s downtown office in time to win the more...

Elected Officials , Features

Happy Canoe Year!

By at December 23, 2013 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Happy Canoe Year!

Happy Canoe Year! On January 1, 2014, the Forest Preserves of Cook County will host the annual New Year’s Day Canoe Paddle down the North Branch of the Chicago River. Experienced paddlers are invited to participate in this free tradition, which begins below the Skokie Lagoons and finishes approximately four miles south in Linne Woods The New Year’s Day Canoe Paddle more...

Agencies , Features

Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

By at December 17, 2013 | 1:19 pm | 1 Comments

Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

For the first time in decades leaders from the region’s public and private economic development sectors gathered to discuss how they can work together to promote a stronger regional economy. County board chief executives from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will counties and the City of Chicago’s deputy mayor met last week at a summit hosted by the more...

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Cook County Partners with Philip Morris’s Canine Unit to Combat Illicit Cigarette Trafficking

By at December 13, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Partners with Philip Morris’s Canine Unit to Combat Illicit Cigarette Trafficking

Cook County’s Department of Revenue was in the field this week with Philip Morris USA’s Brand Integrity Department’s canine unit.  The company has partnered with Cook County and other law enforcement agencies to help combat illicit cigarette trafficking. Its dogs are trained to detect the odor of tobacco and to alert their handler where tobacco is concealed. With more...

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President Preckwinkle and Sheriff Dart Dedicate Monument at Indigent Burial Site

By at December 11, 2013 | 5:41 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Sheriff Dart Dedicate Monument at Indigent Burial Site

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart today dedicated a monument at the south suburban cemetery used by Cook County for the burial of deceased indigents and the remains of unclaimed or unidentified individuals. Preckwinkle and Dart were joined by Commissioners Elizabeth “Doody” Gorman (17th), John Daley (11th), Timothy Schneider (15th) more...

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Howard Tullman, Incoming CEO of 1871 to Discuss His New Position, Venture Capital in Cook County On “Changing the Code”

By at December 10, 2013 | 9:07 am | 0 Comment

Howard Tullman, Incoming CEO of 1871 to Discuss His New Position, Venture Capital in Cook County On “Changing the Code”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Bureau of Technology are proud to announce that Howard Tullman will be the featured guest for the Friday, December 13, 2013 episode of the webcast “Changing the Code.” The production is a new monthly live-stream talk show that features Cook County technology companies, startups, research more...

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County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

By at December 9, 2013 | 12:29 pm | 0 Comment

County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

Cook County has eliminated charges for its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, making it free and more accessible to the public. Starting January 1, 2014, users will no longer have to pay for GIS data, which includes map and map-making information. Cook County Commissioners last week approved the GIS Open Data Ordinance, sponsored by Cook County Board more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

By at December 5, 2013 | 12:52 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

“Nelson Mandela was a personal hero – not only for me, but for countless individuals. He taught us that nothing worth fighting for is easily attained. His sacrifice in the pursuit of democratic change has been felt the world over. “He also reminded us that we should not canonize our heroes. He was a man of flesh and blood who led a disciplined, principled life more...

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