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Employees: Keep the Flu at Arm’s Length, Get a Free Vaccination at Open Enrollment Events

By at October 9, 2012 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

Employees: Keep the Flu at Arm’s Length, Get a Free Vaccination at Open Enrollment Events

It's Open Enrollment time again.  Time to meet with health professionals, take health screenings, receive wellness materials and learn more about your benefits. The schedule of events for Cook County employees is below. Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois booth to take your health assessment (you must register for Blue Access for Members in advance and more...

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President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

By at October 9, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hosptials Website: On Friday, October 5, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ramanathan Raju announced significant progress in two key areas relating to patient care at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, CCHHS’ flagship more...

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Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

By at October 9, 2012 | 9:55 am | 0 Comment

Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

From the Friday, October 5 edition of Cook County Sustainability: Cook County’s Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved earlier this year, tasks the County with continuing to decrease the amount of waste we are sending to landfills.  As a part of this effort, The Cook County Department of Environmental Control has partnered with other counties in the more...

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Law Office Of the Cook County Public Defender Receives $159,000 Grant for Mitigator Project

By at October 4, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 1 Comments

Law Office Of the Cook County Public Defender Receives $159,000 Grant for Mitigator Project

The Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender has received a $159,000 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to hire experienced mitigators and create a mitigator internship program, in partnership with graduate programs throughout Illinois.  “Government funding is scarce, resources are limited, and this grant is critical to our mission to more...

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New Life on the Des Plaines River: Hofmann Dam Removal Project

By at October 3, 2012 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

New Life on the Des Plaines River: Hofmann Dam Removal Project

Residents in Lyons and Riverside have seen some big changes in the Des Plaines River. In June of this year, the Hofmann Dam was breached, the last of three low-head dams to recently be removed from the River. The first Hofmann Dam was installed in the early part of the last century, when it was not uncommon for the entire Des Plaines River to dry up. Adding the dam more...

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Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

By at October 3, 2012 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement that creates a mutual aid relationship between Cook County and the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN). As a member of IPWMAN, Cook County will have access to valuable statewide resources that will allow the County to augment its existing arsenal of resources, and improve response times during more...

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Cook County Honors Military Veterans

By at October 3, 2012 | 2:51 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Honors Military Veterans

From the October 2, 2012 edition of the Oak Lawn Patch.com: "The Salute to Our Armed Forces" event drew more than 300 veterans to the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip. The event was held to honor Cook County service men and women. They rose in unison, more than 300 retired members of the Armed Forces, gathered to remember, to honor their fallen friends and their own more...

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FPDCC NeighborhoodSpace Addresses Big City, Small Spaces

By at October 3, 2012 | 2:45 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC NeighborhoodSpace Addresses Big City, Small Spaces

Have you heard of NeighborSpace? It’s an innovative way for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to support Chicago residents through open space projects that were once considered too small and too urban to be compatible with the District’s system of preserves and natural areas. By design, the Forest Preserves circle the city, an oasis of natural areas and more...

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By at October 1, 2012 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and remains the second leading cause of death among women. The good news is that death rates for this disease have been on the decline since 1990, partially due to better screening and detection techniques, increased awareness and improved more...

Features , Hospitals and Health Care

President Preckwinkle, Housing Authority of Cook County Announce Creation of 1,350 New Affordable Housing Units in 2012

By at October 1, 2012 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Housing Authority of Cook County Announce Creation of 1,350 New Affordable Housing Units in 2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) announced today the creation of more than 1,300 new affordable housing units in Cook County in 2012. As part of the County’s effort to revitalize the sister agency, President Preckwinkle and HACC Executive Director Richard J. Monocchio have made a strong push for new housing more...

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