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Resource Fair Offers Veterans One-Stop Access to Aid and Support

By at September 1, 2012 | 11:57 am | 1 Comments

Resource Fair Offers Veterans One-Stop Access to Aid and Support

Cook County’s Veterans Assistance Commission offered one-stop access to a variety of aid and support during a multi-agency Resource Fair on August 29. Forty-five agencies, organizations and government offices set up booths in the auditorium of the county’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to provide help with employment, continuing education, housing, crisis more...

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Cook County Awarded $175,000 Grant to Upgrade Technology in Medical Examiner’s Office

By at August 28, 2012 | 3:34 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Awarded $175,000 Grant to Upgrade Technology in Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Cook County has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will help modernize the computer software system at the Medical Examiner’s Office. “We made a commitment to institute reforms at the ME’s office, and this accomplishment is another milestone toward our goals,” President more...

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Veterans Resource Fair, August 29th, 9 am to 2 pm

By at August 27, 2012 | 11:29 am | 7 Comments

Veterans Resource Fair, August 29th, 9 am to 2 pm

The Veterans Assisstance Commission of Cook County will host a Veterans Resource Fair offering everything from housing assistance and health screenings to free haircuts. The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Juvenile Detention Center, 1100 S Hamilton, Chicago, from 9 am to 2 pm. Nearly 30 agencies, organizations and government offices will provide a wide more...

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County’s Mobile Vaccine Clinics Make Rabies Shots Accessible and Affordable

By at August 17, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

County’s Mobile Vaccine Clinics Make Rabies Shots Accessible and Affordable

[caption id="attachment_9637" align="alignnone" width="350" caption="John Martinez brought in Binx, Pebbles and Cierra to get vaccinated at Cook County’s mobile Rabies and Microchip Clinic in Richton Park."][/caption] The Cook County Department of Animal Control’s mobile Rabies and Microchip Clinics have vaccinated hundreds of area pets this summer, and will be more...

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County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:25 am | 3 Comments

County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

Bradley University engineering student Brian Heinrich helped design a bike trail during his summer internship at the Cook County Highway Department. Heinrich and six other engineering students spent 10 weeks working mostly out in the field on projects ranging from bridges and road repairs to drainage design and sewer reconstruction. The students met with President more...

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County’s latest green ordinance requires recycling and reuse of demolition debris

By at July 31, 2012 | 12:37 pm | 4 Comments

County’s latest green ordinance requires recycling and reuse of demolition debris

A groundbreaking ordinance approved July 24 by the Cook County Board of Commissioners will require the bulk of the region’s demolition debris to be recycled and reused instead of clogging up the county’s remaining landfill, President Preckwinkle announced today. The Demolition Debris Diversion ordinance requires demolition contractors working in suburban and more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

By at July 25, 2012 | 1:42 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

President Toni Preckwinkle stopped in Glenview on Wednesday to highlight a number of significant projects being done by the Cook County Highway Department in the village and throughout the northern section of the county. During an outdoor press conference along Harms Road near Wilmette Avenue, President Preckwinkle announced that the repaving project along Harms more...

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Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

By at July 25, 2012 | 8:13 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

On July 24, 2012, the Cook County Board of Commissioners confirmed the appointment of Dr. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner. Dr. Cina brings to the county two decades of experience in the field of forensic pathology, as well as outstanding credentials and executive experience. He is currently the associate medical director and chief administrative officer of the more...

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President Preckwinkle and Department of Labor partner to resolve existing concerns within Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 29, 2012 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Department of Labor partner to resolve existing concerns within Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle is working in collaboration with the Department of Labor (DOL) to resolve existing concerns at the Medical Examiner’s Office. For several weeks, Cook County has partnered with the DOL to correct 21 violations cited in the facility. The DOL’s investigation of the ME’s office occurred during the same time the county was conducting its own more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 19, 2012 | 12:33 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the retirement of Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones and the appointment of Daryl Jackson as the new executive officer of the Medical Examiner’s office.  Dr. Jones retirement is effective July 31st . “Dr. Jones has a wealth of institutional knowledge and we will rely on her expertise to help the county make a more...

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