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Resolution Passed Thanking G.A. Finch

By at October 23, 2013 | 10:39 pm | 0 Comment

Resolution Passed Thanking G.A. Finch

  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today presented her Chief of Staff, G.A. Finch, with a resolution thanking him for his service to the County. On November 1, Finch is leaving Cook County to rejoin his law firm, Hoogendoorn and Talbot, LLC. Finch accepted the position, he said, because he thought he could make a difference while learning new more...

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President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

By at October 17, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

Forest Preserves of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled her 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The proposed budget is $179 million and is balanced without increases to property taxes, fines or fees. Click here to view or download the Forest Preserves' 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation “This 2014 budget allows more...

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President Preckwinkle Pursuing Unpaid Taxes On Real Estate Sales

By at October 17, 2013 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Pursuing Unpaid Taxes On Real Estate Sales

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced her administration is establishing a new enforcement measure to go after businesses and individuals that avoid paying transfer taxes on real estate transactions by undervaluing the property they sell. The County’s Department of Revenue will audit real property transfer tax returns filed with the Recorder more...

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Clerk Orr appointed Senior Fellow at Harris School

By at October 10, 2013 | 3:10 pm | 1 Comments

Clerk Orr appointed Senior Fellow at Harris School

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy announced Thursday that Cook County Clerk David Orr has been appointed a Senior Fellow. The appointment is effective September 30, 2013, and runs through June 30, 2016. “Policy practitioners like David Orr are able to give our students insight into how local government really works and what it takes to more...

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Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

By at October 10, 2013 | 3:05 pm | 0 Comment

Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is pleased to announce that the fall trout fishing season starts at dawn on Saturday, October 19. Catchable-sized rainbow trout (1/2 –1 lbs) will be stocked into Axehead Lake, Belleau Lake, Horsetail Lake, and, new this year, Busse Reservoir North Pool. As part of the stocking process, from October 1 until dawn on October more...

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President Preckwinkle Introduces 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

By at October 10, 2013 | 12:29 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Introduces 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced her FY 2014 Executive budget recommendation.  The proposed $3.2 billion operating budget includes no new taxes, fines, or fees and makes critical investments in the County’s public health and safety systems while reducing unnecessary costs. “This budget reflects my administration’s work over the more...

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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce $70.9 Million In Savings and Revenue During Second Year of Collaboration

By at October 8, 2013 | 10:49 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce $70.9 Million In Savings and Revenue During Second Year of Collaboration

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the City and County have identified more than $70 million in savings and revenue, as part of its City-County Collaboration. The City and County implemented 60 initiatives to eliminate duplicative services, coordinate enforcement and service delivery, and pursue joint contracts and more...

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President Preckwinkle Moves to Reform County Health Benefits

By at October 7, 2013 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Moves to Reform County Health Benefits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a proposal to reform the County’s health benefits, a move that is expected to save more than $2.2 million in next year’s budget and roughly $4 million annually. The proposal would require employees and officials who receive less than full-time County pay to pick up the full share of their health benefits. more...

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President Toni Preckwinkle Meets with Suburban Police Chiefs

By at October 3, 2013 | 10:14 am | 0 Comment

President Toni Preckwinkle Meets with Suburban Police Chiefs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with representatives from the North, South, and West Suburban Police Chief associations Tuesday in a continued effort to solve the overcrowding problems in Cook County jail and to discuss the impact of city violence on suburban municipalities. Attendees included Chief James Keegan from Streamwood, Chief Michael Deegan more...

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President Preckwinkle Nominates Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors

By at September 30, 2013 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Nominates Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle today announced her intention to appoint Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors. Brown is a retired transit manager with more than 30 years of operations and customer service experience.  She started her career at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as a conductor and rose through the ranks, eventually earning the more...

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