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Preckwinkle takes steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration: Re-organization & Investment (ROI) Program to generate future savings

By at February 23, 2012 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle takes steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration: Re-organization & Investment (ROI) Program to generate future savings

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the signing of an Executive Order that will strengthen the County’s Budget process and increase collaboration between the President’s office and other offices and departments throughout the County government.  The Executive Order mandates the President’s office to issue a preliminary budget on June 30 more...

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Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

By at November 8, 2011 | 3:44 pm | 6 Comments

Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th) today announced a joint plan to eliminate proposed parking fees for jurors and law enforcement officials at Cook County courthouses. Under the introduced budget, all individuals utilizing County courthouse parking lots would be required to pay a $4.75 daily charge. The new proposal more...

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Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

By at October 6, 2011 | 2:25 pm | 1 Comments

Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that her office has awarded the office of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart up to $1 million in matching grant funds to provide services for individuals who are put on Electronic Monitoring within the Cook County criminal justice system.  The announcement comes on the heels of the latest STAR (Set Targets, more...

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Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

By at August 23, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference today to talk about her administration’s continued commitment to economic development. This year alone, Cook County has significantly increased its engagement with the business community – working directly with business organizations and owners, meeting with municipalities throughout Cook more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

By at July 28, 2011 | 10:57 am | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary budget estimates for 2012, projecting a shortfall of $315.21 million in the General Fund for 2012. The release of a preliminary budget is a first for Cook County. Citing the need for a more effective budget process, President Preckwinkle issued an Executive Order on June 29th mandating a preliminary more...

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President Preckwinkle Earns Leadership Role at National Conference

By at July 20, 2011 | 12:40 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Earns Leadership Role at National Conference

Recognizing her continued commitment to quality public healthcare, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was named the Vice Chair of the Health Steering Committee today at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo). The Health Steering Committee handles all matters pertaining to health care delivery and financing, with a particular more...

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President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

By at July 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

The day after introducing and passing a resolution with the Cook County Board opposing deep, proposed cuts to Medicaid, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the membership of the Southland Health Advisory Council, keeping a promise she made in June. "We promised to announce a Southland Health Advisory Council, to create a way for faith and more...

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President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

By at July 12, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

With the support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3.9 million HOME Investment Partnership Loan to South Suburban PADS to support the development of a new 77-unit construction rental housing project in Country Club Hills. President Preckwinkle, who met with community leaders in the south suburbs last more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:57 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

In an unprecedented effort to implement long-term financial planning and instill a new culture of accountability in Cook County government, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the first Set Targets, Achieve Results (STAR) performance management report today, joined by elected officials from across the county. This is the first time performance more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

By at July 6, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 6 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Judicial Advisory Council (JAC), an agency under the Office of the President charged with the coordination and reform on the Cook County criminal justice system. The JAC will pursue President Preckwinkle’s campaign promise and long-standing priority of reforming the criminal justice more...

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