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Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Officially Launches

By at July 9, 2012 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Officially Launches

  Today Cook County and the City of Chicago officially launched the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP), consolidating their separate employment assistance agencies and naming two board chairmen for the new entity, President Preckwinkle announced. Dr. Larry J. Goodman, chief executive officer of Rush University Medical Center, and Frank Clark, former CEO more...

Agencies , News , President's Office

Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

By at July 3, 2012 | 10:16 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner Deborah Sims, Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, Dixmoor Mayor Keevan Grimmett and other project partners and community leaders were on hand for the official opening of the Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail. The ribbon cutting was followed by more...

Elected Officials , Features , Forest Preserve District ,

Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Hosts Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Forums Throughout Cook County

By at July 2, 2012 | 4:09 pm | 1 Comments

Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Hosts Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Forums Throughout Cook County

To coincide with the highly anticipated mailing of second installment property tax bills in July, the Cook County Board of Review will be opening to accept pre-registration assessment appeals. In an effort to provide taxpayers with an opportunity to take advantage of this pre-registration period, Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. along with U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, more...

Elected Officials , News , Property and Taxes

Sheriff Dart Encourages Safety as 4th of July Approaches

By at July 2, 2012 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart Encourages Safety as 4th of July Approaches

Every year the Cook County Sheriff’s Police confiscate thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks throughout Cook County and Sheriff Dart is encouraging everyone to use caution and be safe during this 4th of July season. Although the rules vary based on what part of Illinois you live in, for the most part, nearly ALL fireworks are illegal in Illinois. All more...

Features

City, County Announce $33 Million In Savings As First Year Of Collaboration Comes To A Close

By at July 2, 2012 | 10:47 am | 0 Comment

City, County Announce $33 Million In Savings As First Year Of Collaboration Comes To A Close

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that in the first year of the City-County collaboration, $33.4 million has been saved, and that over 85 percent of the savings will recur on an annual basis. “We are energized by the numbers we’ve achieved.  Today’s results show that the collaboration is on target to more...

Finance , News

Criminal Courthouse Renamed After Retired Judge And Civil Rights Leader George N. Leighton

By at June 30, 2012 | 7:48 am | 0 Comment

Criminal Courthouse Renamed After Retired Judge And Civil Rights Leader George N. Leighton

Elected officials, judges, and the public joined the Honorable George N. Leighton and his family on Friday, June 29th for the renaming and dedication ceremony at the Cook County Criminal Court Building. The courthouse, located at 26th and California, will now be known as “The Honorable George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building”. The renaming commemorates Judge more...

President's Office

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Supreme Court’s Ruling To Uphold The Affordable Care Act

By at June 28, 2012 | 10:21 am | 2 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Supreme Court’s Ruling To Uphold The Affordable Care Act

“I applaud today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act. “In accordance with this historic ruling, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System will continue to seek a 1115 Medicaid Waiver from the work Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This waiver, if approved by the federal government, would permit CCHHS to more...

Hospitals and Health Care , President's Office

Update: An Air Pollution Action Day has been declared for Chicago, IL, on Friday, August 24

By at June 27, 2012 | 4:18 pm | 5 Comments

Update: An Air Pollution Action Day has been declared for Chicago, IL, on Friday, August 24

The Illinois Partners for Clean Air and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have extended the previously issued Air Pollution Action Day Alerts to Friday, August 24th.  The continued high temperatures and low wind speeds are expected to lead to elevated ground-level ozone in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Regional air quality is expected to reach the more...

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Cook County, Homeland Security, and Forest Preserve District Urge Citizens To Use County Services To Keep Cool

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, Homeland Security, and Forest Preserve District Urge Citizens To Use County Services To Keep Cool

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, along with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are encouraging citizens to be prepared and keep cool as temperatures elevate to the upper 90’s during what the National Weather Service advises is a “heat wave,” a period of extreme more...

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Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Tuesday released the 2011 property tax rates for more than 1,500 taxing agencies* in Chicago and suburban Cook County. This completes a process that started last December when each local taxing district, as required by law, filed its levy with the Clerk’s office. Each levy represents the amount of revenue an individual taxing more...

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