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Get your flu vaccine, today!

By at October 31, 2012 | 1:57 pm | 0 Comment

Get your flu vaccine, today!

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials remind residents that everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine. Vaccine is available at your local pharmacy, family doctor and grocery stores throughout suburban Cook County.  The 2012-2013 flu vaccine will protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

DHSEM Daily Briefing, October 31

By at October 31, 2012 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

In partnership with the National Weather Service, DHSEM assesses that the impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy will diminish through today and tomorrow. Waves and winds will both be higher than average through today and are trending back to what we expect for normal weather for this time of year in Chicago. LAKE IN-PORTER COUNTIES LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING more...

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Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

By at October 31, 2012 | 10:26 am | 12 Comments

Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a compromise to the proposed firearm and ammunition tax and a $2 million dedicated to violence prevention, intervention and reduction programs that combat gun violence. The County will impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms, while eliminating the proposed tax on ammunition. The $2 million, which more...

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Cook County Seeking Tech Talent as it Looks to Upgrade

By at October 30, 2012 | 5:08 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Seeking Tech Talent as it Looks to Upgrade

Originally published in the October 30, 2012 edition of Blacklinereview.com Just like the ’80s blockbuster hit movie, Back to the Future, Cook County is looking back in time to see what it needs to progress forward. Currently, the technology serving the millions of county residents is, literally, trapped in time. And, while the rest of the world marches forward more...

Features , News

President Preckwinkle Announces Adjustment to Proposed Tax on Gambling Machines

By at October 30, 2012 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Adjustment to Proposed Tax on Gambling Machines

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced an adjustment to her proposed tax on gambling machines by creating a two-tiered system. The tax rate would be $1,000 per electronic gambling device, such as a slot machine, and $200 per video gaming terminal, such as a video poker machine.  The Gambling Machine Tax will continue to be paid by the machine more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Modification to the Proposed Buy Local Tax

By at October 29, 2012 | 3:16 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Modification to the Proposed Buy Local Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a modification to the proposed Buy Local Tax, which incentivizes businesses and residents to buy goods in Cook County by increasing the exemption from $2,500 to $3,500 in annual purchases. The change will provide businesses and residents more leeway to purchase goods throughout the year.  President more...

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Cook County lands $100 million federal waiver

By at October 29, 2012 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County lands $100 million federal waiver

Originally published in the October 29, 2012 edition of Crain's Chicago Business Cook County hit a $100 million jackpot over the weekend. In a little noticed but crucial decision announced Friday night, the federal government signed off on a request by county board President Toni Preckwinkle to enroll 114,000 low-income people a year early in the Medicaid more...

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President Preckwinkle Welcomes New Chief of Staff

By at October 26, 2012 | 9:24 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Welcomes New Chief of Staff

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pleased to announce G.A. Finch as her incoming chief of staff. Finch is a partner with Hoogendoorn & Talbot LLP, where he is a member of the business, employment, real estate and litigation practice groups. He will join the county in November. Finch also has an extensive background in government. He served as a more...

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Bureau of Economic Development Announces Affordable Housing Website and Event

By at October 25, 2012 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

Bureau of Economic Development Announces Affordable Housing Website and Event

Originally published at the Cook County Economic Development website, "Commit to Cook", October 24, 2012: The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development rolled out their new website geared towards affordable housing in Cook County, IL. Highlights of the website include the work of the Department of Planning and Development and their work with the Neighborhood more...

Agencies , Economic Development

On the Mend-Cook County’s Health System is in Recovery

By at October 25, 2012 | 12:12 pm | 0 Comment

On the Mend-Cook County’s Health System is in Recovery

Originally published in the October 25, 2012 edition of ChicagoTribune.com. Image courtesy of the Chicago Tribune: One of the highlights of the budget presentation Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made last week to the Tribune editorial board was an impressively streamlined $868 million spending plan for the health system. In this case, what more...

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