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The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

By at May 23, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control clinics allow affordable rabies vaccinations to bring all citizens into compliance with the law. They while providing an essential public health protection against a deadly disease that has caused public health concerns in four states over the past two years. 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar from more...

Agencies , Features , Hospitals and Health Care , News

Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals

By at May 23, 2013 | 12:25 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals considers all rezoning appeals pertaining to land uses in unincorporated Cook County.  Public hearings for Map Amendments and/or Special Use applications are conducted in the township in which the property is located and in such a way as to decide a just and lawful determination of issues involved.  The Board’s first concern is the interest more...

Agencies , President's Office ,

Cook County Board of Review Closes 2012 Appeals Session Reviewing Over 422,000 Appeals

By at May 23, 2013 | 9:35 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review Closes 2012 Appeals Session Reviewing Over 422,000 Appeals

The Commissioners of the Cook County Board of Review closed the Board of Review 2012 complaint session, which included the reassessment of all real estate in the city of Chicago. During this most recent session, the Board of Review evaluated appeals regarding more than 422,000 parcels of properties, which is the second largest volume of work in its appeal history. The more...

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Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

By at May 22, 2013 | 9:12 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

Originally published in the May 22, 2013 edition of the Chicago Sun Times.com Comprehensive immigration reform can’t come to Cook County soon enough. Momentum in Washington appears to be on the side of reform. The Senate Judiciary Committee has quickly marked up the 844-page bill and may vote on it as soon as Wednesday. And by early June the full Senate is more...

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Watch Our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion

By at May 16, 2013 | 12:24 pm | 0 Comment

Watch Our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion

On April 29, 2013 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by distinguished jurists and the Chief of Police of Aurora, Illinois to discuss how to make the justice system more efficient. Efficient administration of justice promotes a speedy trial and all of its attendant benefits. While that constitutional right to a speedy trial should be reason enough more...

Featured News , Law Enforcement and Jails , President's Office

Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit diseases including ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and Lyme disease through their more...

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Children’s Book Week, May 13-19: Drop Off Used Children’s Books at the Cook County Law Library

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

Children’s Book Week, May 13-19: Drop Off Used Children’s Books at the Cook County Law Library

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!  In 2013, official events will be hosted in a record-breaking 50 cities, along with innumerable local events. Cook more...

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Cook County Employees: Spring Into Health Begins May 16

By at May 14, 2013 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Employees: Spring Into Health Begins May 16

This year’s program will include health screenings, cooking demonstrations, educational materials and more. Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois booth to register for WalkingWorks®. All you need is your County ID to join us and pick up your free pedometer. Calendar of Events May 16 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rolling Meadows - 3rd District Courthouse Lower more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care , President's Office

Chicago-Cook Partnership Announces P2P Program Open for Vets, Unemployed Workers 50+

By at May 10, 2013 | 3:10 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago-Cook Partnership Announces P2P Program Open for Vets, Unemployed Workers 50+

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, a collaborative workforce development program announced that Platform to Employment (P2E), a national program addressing the specific needs of unemployed workers over 50 and military veterans, has opened its on-line application for residents of Chicago/Cook County. Those interested in the program can apply at the Platform to more...

Agencies , Economic Development

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

By at May 10, 2013 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed an Intergovernmental Agreement between Cook County and the Village of Robbins to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) passed on May 8, 2013. The agreement is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Economic Development, the Department of Building more...

Agencies , Economic Development , News

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