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President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

By at May 2, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off the 2013 roadway construction season and marked the centennial anniversary of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways. This year the department plans to allocate $35 million to improve nearly 49 lane miles of roadway in 19 municipalities across Cook County. When the department was more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Earth Day Events and County’s Green Achievements

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Highlights Earth Day Events and County’s Green Achievements

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced two weeks of eco-friendly events and also highlighted sustainability initiatives that have saved the County millions in energy costs and conserved the environment. “We’re creating a model that other counties and local governments can use to positively impact the more...

Features , President's Office

County Board Honors Barrington High School Students for Extraordinary Volunteerism

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

County Board Honors Barrington High School Students for Extraordinary Volunteerism

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners Wednesday honored Barrington High School students for their extraordinary volunteering achievements. President Preckwinkle presented a resolution commending the students for their dedication to improving the world through “ambitious and wide-ranging volunteering efforts.” Six student more...

Elected Officials , Features

Cook County Expands Opportunities for Veterans

By at March 22, 2013 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Expands Opportunities for Veterans

Cook County’s commitment to expand opportunities and programs for veterans moved another step forward today when the Board of Commissioners granted preference to veterans applying for County employment positions. Veterans who meet the minimum qualifications of a position will automatically be interviewed for a job opening, under a newly amended ordinance. Previously, more...

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Animal Control Director Outlines Success of County’s Feral Cat Program

By at March 20, 2013 | 9:36 am | 0 Comment

Animal Control Director Outlines Success of County’s Feral Cat Program

The director of Cook County’s Department of Animal and Rabies Control reported Tuesday that the County’s Managed Care of Feral Cats Program has effectively reduced the population of feral cats in the most humane manner and assured their protection against rabies. Dr. Donna Alexander reviewed the success of the program during an open public forum hosted by the more...

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County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

By at March 14, 2013 | 10:54 pm | 1 Comments

County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has doubled its funding to make an Oak Lawn intersection safer for motorists and children crossing from nearby schools.  The County will pick up the entire $1.6 million in construction costs to widen Central Avenue at Southwest Highway and add left turn lanes at the intersection. A previous more...

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Medical Examiner’s Office Launches Expanded Website

By at March 7, 2013 | 10:11 am | 0 Comment

Medical Examiner’s Office Launches Expanded Website

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the Medical Examiner’s Office has launched an improved and expanded website that will include a link to unidentified remains aimed at helping family members find a missing loved one. The website also explains how to obtain records and reports from the ME’s office, provides more...

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Autopsy of Poisoned Lottery Winner Yields No Clues to How the Toxin Entered His Body

By at March 3, 2013 | 9:55 pm | 0 Comment

Autopsy of Poisoned Lottery Winner Yields No Clues to How the Toxin Entered His Body

The post-exhumation autopsy of cyanide poisoning victim Urooj Khan could not confirm how the toxin entered his body, according to Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina. “Cyanide has a short half-life and may be lost over the postmortem period unless tissues are adequately preserved,” Dr. Cina said. “In this case, due to advanced putrefaction of the more...

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Video showcases African American Veterans During Black History Month

By at February 20, 2013 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Video showcases African American Veterans During Black History Month

[caption id="attachment_12345" align="alignleft" width="350"] Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Bill Browne, director of the Veterans Affairs at Cook County, watch a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the County building during Black History Month.[/caption] Throughout Black History Month, the Cook County Department of more...

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The 4 Most Common Questions about Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

By at February 19, 2013 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

The 4 Most Common Questions about Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying or neutering will NOT make your dog or cat fat and lazy unless they are overfed. It is NOT true that a cat or dog should have one litter before being spayed. This only leads to more unwanted puppies and kittens. It is NOT true that a cat or dog should have one heat cycle before being spayed. Altering your pet will NOT change your pet's personality. more...

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