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The Cook County Situation Report

By at April 24, 2014 | 9:15 am | 9 Comments

The Cook County Situation Report

Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today's Weather             Tip of the Week:  Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Issues a Disaster Proclamation for Cook County

By at April 19, 2013 | 8:56 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Issues a Disaster Proclamation for Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today issued a disaster proclamation for Cook County. Severe weather across Cook County has caused significant widespread flooding, with more severe weather forecasted to occur.  Flash flooding has forced evacuations, significantly impacted homes and businesses, and closed numerous roadways. It continues to pose a more...

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Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

By at February 26, 2013 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Executive Director Michael Masters today announced the launch of the Cook County Community Emergency Response Program in a speech at the City Club. The United States Department of Homeland Security and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recommend that more...

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Over 600 First Responders Train on Active Shooter Situations on 5th Anniversary of Northern Illinois Shooting

By at February 19, 2013 | 11:02 am | 1 Comments

Over 600 First Responders Train on Active Shooter Situations on 5th Anniversary of Northern Illinois Shooting

February 14, 2013 marked the five year anniversary of the tragic Northern Illinois University shooting that killed five and injured twenty-one individuals. Mass shooting incidents continue to happen at an alarming pace, with one occurring in the United States every month since 2009. In remembrance of this event – and in recognition of recent events in places such as more...

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Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

By at February 6, 2013 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

Michael Masters, Executive Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, IL, will join senior law enforcement officials from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and former New York, Los Angeles, and Boston Police Chief Bill Bratton Wednesday at the White House, where they will discuss strides made in securing US borders, more...

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

By at December 19, 2012 | 9:04 am | 2 Comments

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, and other county departments have been working to ensure that Cook County is prepared to assist residents during winter months. “Cook County is better prepared to handle winter weather challenges than ever before. Thanks to the more...

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