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New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

By at February 13, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of a car sharing program that is expected to save the County more than $250,000 in vehicle costs and travel reimbursement during the first year, as well as promote energy efficiency. County employees can now book Shared Fleet vehicles to conduct daylong business or reserve Zipcars for shorter more...

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Cook County Offers Savings To Pet Owners During National Spay & Neuter Month

By at February 4, 2013 | 10:32 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Offers Savings To Pet Owners During National Spay & Neuter Month

[caption id="attachment_12144" align="alignleft" width="480"] Dr. Donna Alexander, director of Cook County Animal and Rabies Control, with her pet Leroy Brown, who is neutered and wearing a current rabies tag.[/caption] As part of National Spay and Neuter Month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that residents can receive up to a $40 discount more...

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Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

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

Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Joe Orr Road’s recent realignment and eventual extension into Indiana will yield economic benefits for the south suburban region. The first phase of the project, from east of Stony Island Avenue to Torrence Avenue in Lansing, moved and reconstructed Joe Orr Road further south and expanded it to more...

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Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

By at December 14, 2012 | 4:42 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

Bill Browne, Cook County Director of Veterans affairs, and Abundio Zaragoza, Superintendent of the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission today joined Governor Pat Quinn, Erica Borggren, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Illinois service members to celebrate "Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Weekend", which marks the one-year more...

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Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

By at December 7, 2012 | 12:13 pm | 1 Comments

Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the Chicago region has been named a 2012 Metro-Scale Sustainable Community Leader by the Institute for Sustainable Communities. The award recognizes Chicagoland’s ongoing leadership in sustainable transportation. Cook County and Chicago share the honor with Will County, the more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Safety Improvements At Fatal Accident Site

By at December 6, 2012 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Safety Improvements At Fatal Accident Site

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Transportation, has completed safety improvements to two roadways outside the Cook County Jail, where Corrections officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident in more...

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Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

By at November 19, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch a program that will let families purchase a memorial marker near the site of a DUI fatality to commemorate the loss of a loved one. Under the new DUI Memorial Program, families can acquire the marker online for fatal DUI crashes on or after January 1, 1990 on highways under the jurisdiction of the more...

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Collaboration and Cooperation Result in Improved Safety at Jack Hile Middle School in Oak Forest

By at November 14, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 1 Comments

Collaboration and Cooperation Result in Improved Safety at Jack Hile Middle School in Oak Forest

After student Alex Fitzgerald was struck by a car on 151st Street near the school last April, the Cook County Highway Department moved swiftly to make the area safer. A new traffic signal was installed at the school exit, and the county partnered with the City of Oak Forest to construct a safer crosswalk for students. Brighter street lights were also installed to light more...

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Cook County Designates November As Child Support Awareness Month

By at November 2, 2012 | 1:29 pm | 6 Comments

Cook County Designates November As Child Support Awareness Month

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has designated November as Child Support Awareness Month, part of an educational campaign to highlight the free services available to families seeking child support. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the campaign’s goal is to encourage custodial parents to use the no-cost IV-D Child Support Services Program more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

By at September 12, 2012 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a strategic road project that will promote economic growth in the South Suburbs. The county will use $8-$10 million dollars in Motor Fuel Tax funds to reconstruct and widen Center Street from 159th Street to 171st Street—a crucial truck route in Harvey. In addition to reconstructing the deteriorated pavement, the more...

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