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Cook County Receives Budget Award

By at July 20, 2012 | 2:40 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Receives Budget Award

Cook County’s Department of Budget and Management Services has been recognized for meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting, President Preckwinkle announced today. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has chosen Cook County for their annual Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.  The award tracks more...

Agencies , Budget

Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

By at July 19, 2012 | 3:17 pm | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the creation of a Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished business and civic leaders from across the region who will advise Cook County on how to promote long-term economic growth within Cook County as well as the larger economic region. The Council will be co-chaired by John W. more...

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President Preckwinkle Holds Public Hearing on the 2013 Preliminary Budget

By at July 19, 2012 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Holds Public Hearing on the 2013 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a public preliminary budget hearing on Wednesday night.  Attended by President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Daley, and County department heads, the public hearing gave citizens the opportunity to voice questions, suggestions, and concerns regarding the proposed 2013 budget. The hearing is part of the administration’s more...

President's Office , Property and Taxes

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Death Of Nikkii Bostic-Jones

By at July 19, 2012 | 11:59 am | 1 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Death Of Nikkii Bostic-Jones

I send my condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Cook County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones, who was killed by a hit and run driver last night while heading to her shift at the Cook County Jail.  The tragedy of Bostic-Jones' death is magnified by the fact that the driver who struck her didn't stop, and has not come forward more...

News , President's Office

Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

By at July 18, 2012 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law today allowing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) with respect to construction and procurement contracts. The bill was a high priority to Cook County Board President Preckwinkle’s administration and she hand-delivered it more...

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Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

By at July 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

Cook County Clerk David Orr on Wednesday released the 2011 TIF revenue report, which shows just under $729 million was collected in the 443 active tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Chicago (163 TIFs) and the Cook County suburbs (280 TIFs). “The 2011 report shows that 80 percent of all Chicago TIFs saw double-digit revenue drops,” said Orr. “Only ten more...

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President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

By at July 18, 2012 | 10:19 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

President Preckwinkle has been honored with American City and County Magazine’s 2012 Leader of the Year Award at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo), held July 13-17 in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to read the above article “I am thrilled to receive this award, and by the vote of confidence from my peers,” President Preckwinkle more...

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Livestream Viewing Instructions

By at July 18, 2012 | 8:50 am | 0 Comment

Tonight's broadcast is a webinar produced by Polycom.  Follow these easy instrctions, and you'll be watching in no time at all. For PC Users: 1) Using the Internet Explorer browser, type or copy this link into your browser's address bar: https://192.148.244.149/rss/ and press "Enter". 2) A website titled "Polycom RSS 400" should load.  On the page you should more...

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Black United Fund of Illinois to Salute Young Leaders at its Event, “The Embers”

By at July 17, 2012 | 12:14 pm | 3 Comments

Black United Fund of Illinois to Salute Young Leaders at its Event, “The Embers”

Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) will be celebrating the emerging generation of African American leaders at a special reception on Thursday, July 19 at their offices.  BUFI has designated 2012 “The Year of the Man, and as a precursor to their annual Living Legacy/Passing the Torch event in September, they have selected eight emerging  leaders who are making a more...

Features , News

Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

By at July 17, 2012 | 11:22 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced new initiatives aimed at removing barriers for small, minority and women owned businesses and stimulating economic growth. At a news conference Tuesday, President Preckwinkle announced three policy initiatives focused on building the capacity for small businesses to create jobs and grow, to do more business more...

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