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Preckwinkle Marks 50 Years of Cook County Law Library, Providing Equal Access to Legal Resources

By at September 26, 2013 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Marks 50 Years of Cook County Law Library, Providing Equal Access to Legal Resources

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the 50th anniversary and rededication of the Cook County Law Library (CCLL), pointing out that equal access to legal resources is critical to a properly functioning system of justice. The Law Library’s main branch, located in the Richard J. Daley Center in downtown Chicago, is open to judges, lawyers, more...

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CCHHS Announces Improvements at Oak Forest Health Center

By at September 26, 2013 | 11:12 am | 1 Comments

CCHHS Announces Improvements at Oak Forest Health Center

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System today announced the opening of Oak Forest Health Center (OFHC), where new radiology and laboratory services will be offered. The nearly $6 million transformation will allow the county to provide CT scans, ultrasounds and mammogram screenings at the regional outpatient center. Officials also announced that the OFHC more...

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Watch the Premiere of “Changing the Code: Technology & Data in Cook County” September 27th at 11:00 am

By at September 23, 2013 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Watch the Premiere of “Changing the Code: Technology & Data in Cook County” September 27th at 11:00 am

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Bureau of Technology are proud to introduce “Changing the Code”, a monthly live-stream talk show that features Cook County technology companies, startups, research organizations, events  and the people behind them. It is produced by the Cook County Bureau of Technology and INXPO. “Changing the more...

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Marian Hatcher and Brenda Myers-Powell: Two Survivors Fighting to End Human Trafficking in Cook County

By at September 17, 2013 | 4:15 pm | 0 Comment

Marian Hatcher and Brenda Myers-Powell: Two Survivors Fighting to End Human Trafficking in Cook County

[caption id="attachment_13998" align="alignnone" width="550"] From left: Marian Hatcher, and Brenda Myers-Powell[/caption] In an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, along with the Commission on Women’s Issues, is sponsoring a public hearing, “Ending the Exploitation of Women & Girls.” The event takes more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s crack down on illegal cigarettes nets $1.8 million

By at September 12, 2013 | 10:54 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s crack down on illegal cigarettes nets $1.8 million

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the results of her administration’s crack down on illegal cigarette sales. Since taking office, the County has nearly tripled the number of inspections, going from roughly 3,000 to roughly 9,000.  These inspections have resulted in nearly twice as many confiscations, totaling more than 75,000 packs of more...

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Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

By at September 12, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would give Cook County significant new tools and information to increase recycling, prosecute fly-dumping and reduce thefts of metal and other valuable materials from public and private property. Overall, the proposed ordinance contains provisions designed to protect public health and more...

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Cook County Board Approves Medical Examiner’s Ordinance Changes to Explore the Use of Cremation

By at September 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Board Approves Medical Examiner’s Ordinance Changes to Explore the Use of Cremation

The Cook County Board today unanimously approved changes to the Medical Examiner’s ordinance that for the first time would allow it the option of cremating the bodies of unclaimed and disclaimed indigents. The ordinance's original sponsors were Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioners Jeffrey Tobolski (16th) and Elizabeth Doody Gorman more...

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Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

By at September 9, 2013 | 2:30 pm | 0 Comment

Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

Cook County Department of Public Health officials remind residents that bats are active this time of year, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing. Five bats have tested positive for rabies so far this year in suburban Cook County. Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. A person may contract rabies through more...

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Ending the Exploitation Public Hearing

By at September 6, 2013 | 2:38 pm | 0 Comment

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Second Annual Forest Preserve of Cook County Nature Photo Contest

By at August 29, 2013 | 1:57 pm | 1 Comments

Second Annual Forest Preserve of Cook County Nature Photo Contest

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting its second annual photo contest. More than 350 photos were submitted in last year’s inaugural contest, with more than 1500 votes cast on the winners. The winning photographs will be featured in the Preserves’ 2014 wall calendar, and in an exhibition in the Cook County building in downtown Chicago and Cook County’s more...

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