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Cook County Reaches Agreement to Lease 35th Floor of Dunne Building

By at December 4, 2013 | 3:26 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Reaches Agreement to Lease 35th Floor of Dunne Building

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced agreements with two state agencies to lease the 35th floor of the George W. Dunne Building.  The deals are expected to bring in more than $2 million over the five-year term of each lease. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (HFSRB) will more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Major Natural and Cultural Resources Plan

By at November 21, 2013 | 1:00 pm | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Major Natural and Cultural Resources Plan

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is teaming up with the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois to create a comprehensive plan for the management of its natural and cultural resources. The Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan will draw together two traditionally separate disciplines. “Natural resources” include the land, water and wildlife more...

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Lake Cook Road Improvements Highlighted by President Preckwinkle as Cook County Concludes Major 2013 Construction Projects

By at November 21, 2013 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment

Lake Cook Road Improvements Highlighted by President Preckwinkle as Cook County Concludes Major 2013 Construction Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the end of the county's 2013 construction season at Lake Cook Road, a major arterial thoroughfare in the far northern suburbs that has undergone significant improvements. “In this, the centennial year of the County’s Transportation and Highways Department, I am pleased we have been able to reconstruct or more...

Featured News , Highways , President's Office

Great American Smokeout is November 21, 2013 – it’s a great day to quit

By at November 19, 2013 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Great American Smokeout is November 21, 2013 – it’s a great day to quit

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to set the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout as the day to quit smoking. Currently, 22 percent of suburban Cook County residents smoke, which is slightly higher than the national average of 20.4 percent. CCDPH data indicates that 67 percent of current more...

Features , Hospitals and Health Care

November 20th is G.I.S. Day

By at November 18, 2013 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

November 20th is G.I.S. Day

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology allows for the visualization and understanding of geographic data as it relates to the operations of County agencies.  Understanding this data allows Cook County to observe what is going on, measure an event or impact, analyze disparate data, develop plans and ultimately, help County agencies decide on a course of action as more...

Features , Technology

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Passage Of The 2014 Budget

By at November 8, 2013 | 12:24 pm | 0 Comment

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Passage Of The 2014 Budget

“Today the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2014 budget.  Our $3.2 billion spending plan does not raise taxes, fines or fees for Cook County residents and strengthens the County’s finances while making critical investments in our public health and safety systems. The County also plans to make significant technology upgrades to modernize operations more...

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President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

By at November 7, 2013 | 9:21 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

Cook County and Forest Preserves Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10th) today announced an additional $100,000 in the FY 2014 budget to provide young people summer jobs at the Forest Preserves District of Cook County (FPDCC). “Providing teenagers with summer jobs will enhance their development and give them productive ways to more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

By at November 6, 2013 | 3:11 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

“Today’s landmark vote by the Illinois General Assembly finally brings marriage equality to the land of Lincoln. I’m thrilled same-sex couples who are in loving, committed relationships will be able to get married in Illinois and be treated equally in the eye of the law. Gay and lesbian couples deserve full recognition and now they won’t have to leave home to tie more...

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Performance Management: Using Data to Set Targets and Achieve Results

By at October 25, 2013 | 2:23 pm | 0 Comment

Performance Management: Using Data to Set Targets and Achieve Results

Many private companies tout the service level they provide their customers— from product quality assurance to customer response time. You utilize government services every day.  How do you know how well your government is performing? Since 2011, all offices and agencies of the County report progress toward stated goals quarterly to elected leaders and residents, more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Plan To Consolidate, Modernize County Real Estate

By at October 25, 2013 | 8:53 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Plan To Consolidate, Modernize County Real Estate

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today highlighted a plan that is expected to save more than $100 million over the next 15 years by consolidating and better managing county real estate. The County plans to reduce downtown office space to save $30 million.  The County anticipates saving about $8 million by consolidating highway facilities, roughly $18 more...

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