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President Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Evans Discuss Bond Court Reform on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at July 13, 2012 | 8:45 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Evans Discuss Bond Court Reform on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

From WTTW.com, July 12, 2012. Click on the image above to watch the video: The vast majority of the 9,400 prisoners in Cook County Jail have not been convicted of a crime, but are waiting for trial. About one-tenth of them are considered low-risk and are being held on low bonds, typically less than $10,000, but either don't have the money to post bond or don't have more...

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President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

By at July 12, 2012 | 11:30 am | 11 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council has concluded its comprehensive six month study on the operation of bond court and pre-trial services, and implementation of initiatives is already underway, President Preckwinkle announced today. The JAC began the study on January 18th at the direction of President Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  The more...

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Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

By at July 11, 2012 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

The Cook County Department of Revenue (DOR) is now offering an online electronic payment option for home rule taxes, President Preckwinkle announced today. Home rule payments for parking, gas and diesel, amusement, liquor, and dealerships paying use and new motor vehicles taxes, can all be paid through the new automated clearinghouse (ACH) payment option system.  more...

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Clerk Brown Co-sponsors Records Relief Seminar on July 20th

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:33 am | 1 Comments

Clerk Brown Co-sponsors Records Relief Seminar on July 20th

Cook County Clerk of the Court Dorothy Brown is a co-sponsor of the "Records Relief Seminar." The event is a full-service seminar to assist an advise individuals with past criminal records through preparation of expungement and sealing petitions, as well as in‐depth advice on the clemency process, certificates and waivers. Attendees will also be able to receive more...

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FPDCC’s “Films in the Forest” a Family Entertainment Blockbuster

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC’s “Films in the Forest” a Family Entertainment Blockbuster

No need to dim the lights—Mother Nature will take care of that. No worries about leg room—there is plenty of open space. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show at Films in the Forest, the Forest Preserve District’s new series of films about—and in—the great outdoors. Each month a different feature film with a nature connection will be presented along more...

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Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:27 pm | 0 Comment

Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

Cook County prosecutors have secured the guilty plea of a Chicago man who was involved in a Chicago-based counterfeit check cashing ring that produced and cashed an estimated $2 million worth of phony checks, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Deangelo Evans, 27, of Chicago, has pled guilty to the charge of Continuing a Financial more...

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Free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment

Free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Mass Care Workgroup will be hosting a free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar on July 19th, from 11am to 12pm.  The webinar will highlight the importance of public health preparedness planning as well as provide some tools that businesses can use when preparing for public health more...

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Statement By President Preckwinkle On Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Proposed Welcoming City Ordinance

By at July 10, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 2 Comments

Statement By President Preckwinkle On Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Proposed Welcoming City Ordinance

I support Mayor Emanuel’s proposed Welcoming City Ordinance, which furthers our community’s decision to be a fair and equal county for immigrants, and underscores the message that we will not target the undocumented who are here to work hard and obey our laws. The mayor’s ordinance, along with Cook County laws, ensures that police officers will be able to focus more...

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Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

By at July 10, 2012 | 12:01 pm | 4 Comments

Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios alerted taxpayers that they should carefully check their second-installment tax bills which will be arriving in mailboxes early this week to ensure they receive all the money-saving exemptions to which they are entitled. “It’s critical that all eligible homeowners review their tax bills to ensure their exemptions appear on their more...

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President Preckwinkle Appoints Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner

By at July 10, 2012 | 11:16 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Appoints Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner

President Toni Preckwinkle appointed Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner today, and his name has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners for consent and confirmation. Dr. Cina is currently the associate medical director and chief administrative officer of the University of Miami’s Tissue Bank. From 2007 to 2011, he served as deputy chief medical more...

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