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Meet the Members of the Cook County Wellness Council

By at August 23, 2012 | 10:42 pm | 1 Comments

Meet the Members of the Cook County Wellness Council

Cook County’s new Wellness Council convened for the first time to begin an on-going discussion on ways to build a culture of health and fitness for thousands of county employees, President Preckwinkle announced today. The Wellness Council reflects a cross section of the community and is comprised of individuals dedicated to employee wellness, including representatives more...

Hospitals and Health Care , President's Office ,

President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:47 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, local elected officials and dozens of community leaders joined to unveil the first phase of the re-development of the E Building on the Oak Forest Campus as part of the planned transition to the Oak Forest Health Center. The construction more...

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Commissioner Michael Cabonargi Announces Assessment Appeal Seminars

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:07 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Michael Cabonargi Announces Assessment Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold seminars with State Senator John Mulroe, State Representative Michael McAuliffe, Commissioner Peter Silvestri, Mayor Ronald Oppedisano, and Mayor Arlene Jezierny on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and potentially lower their property tax bills. The seminars will be held on more...

Elected Officials , Property and Taxes , ,

Forest Preserve District Unveils Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Forest Preserve District Unveils Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan

The Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan is a comprehensive vision for the future development, public use, and long-term management of the Oak Forest Heritage Preserve. The plan is intended to help guide circulation and access improvements, ecological and site restoration, memorialization of sacred space, implementation of recreational amenities, and the more...

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President Preckwinkle Kicks-off Employee Blood Drive

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Kicks-off Employee Blood Drive

As part of the preparations for employee blood drive on August 15th and 16th, President Preckwinkle took time to congratulate the team of volunteers responsible for coordinating donors in their bureaus and departments.  She spoke of the importance of donating blood, the need to expand the pool of blood donors, and her own experiences as a donor. This year’s more...

News , President's Office

Don’t Miss the Final “Film in The Forest” Tuesday, August 14th

By at August 7, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Don’t Miss the Final “Film in The Forest” Tuesday, August 14th

Learn about birds... Make a kite...Go fly a kite...Relax and enjoy a movie. All in the great out of doors! Activities begin at 6:30pm with the film being shown at dusk til 10:30pm. In the movie, "The Big Year",  hilarious comedians Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from different walks of life who participate in the biggest more...

Features , Forest Preserve District

Statewide Health Organizers Partner Up to Push Message “Vaccinations for Children”

By at August 7, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 1 Comments

Statewide Health Organizers Partner Up to Push Message “Vaccinations for Children”

Today, health officials and organizers from around the State of Illinois are partnering up to raise awareness about the importance of protecting children against deadly diseases by getting vaccinated. With kids headed home from overnight camp, and the beginning of the school year just around the corner, parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date more...

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Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Focuses on the Affordable Care Act

By at August 7, 2012 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment

Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Focuses on the Affordable Care Act

The United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one of this Country’s great leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr.  Among his famous quotes chiseled on the walls of his monument is one more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Sheriff’s Office Launches First Sales at Daley Plaza’s Farmers Market

By at August 6, 2012 | 5:06 pm | 9 Comments

Sheriff’s Office Launches First Sales at Daley Plaza’s Farmers Market

The Cook County Sheriff's Office is launching its latest initiative at the Farmers Market in Daley Plaza where they are selling pesticide-free produce and herbs grown at the Cook County Jail, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced."I'm very happy to see this program expand into the farmers markets and also bringing gardens into communities which may lack local more...

Agencies , Elected Officials , Law Enforcement and Jails

Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

By at August 6, 2012 | 3:31 pm | 1 Comments

Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced July 23rd, the mailing of reassessment notices to more than 106,000 residential property owners in West Township. Reassessment notices contain proposed values that will be reflected on second-installment tax bills, which will be due in the fall of 2013. Taxpayers have 30 days to file an appeal on their proposed assessed more...

Agencies , Elected Officials , Property and Taxes

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