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President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan

By at February 25, 2014 | 2:59 pm | 5 Comments

President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today set in motion the development of a plan that will look at the County’s transportation network and its impact on economic growth and quality of life over the next 25 years. “We can no longer continue to make one-off transportation investments. We need a coherent strategy. The County should invest in transportation more...

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President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

By at February 20, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced proposed revisions to the County’s procurement code to enhance participation of Minority- and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and to crackdown on fraudulent activity. “My administration remains committed to ensuring that M/WBEs share an equal footing with larger companies seeking to do business more...

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Popular Savings Plan for Pet Spay and Neuter Month

By at February 3, 2014 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Popular Savings Plan for Pet Spay and Neuter Month

Cook County will again partner with private veterinarians to offer discounted spay and neuter services for pets in February, which is National Spay and Neuter Month. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cited the ease of the program which provides discounts of up to $40 per procedure. It is available for up to two pets per household. Click here for the Cook more...

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County’s Car Sharing Program Saves $250,000 in its First Year

By at January 23, 2014 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

County’s Car Sharing Program Saves $250,000 in its First Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that during the first year of the County’s car sharing program it downsized its vehicle fleet, cut mileage reimbursement and salvaged older vehicles. The measures saved the county roughly $250,000. Overall, savings were generated by employees using Zipcars and the County’s Shared Fleet of existing more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on CCHHS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju’s return to New York to lead the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

By at January 21, 2014 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on CCHHS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju’s return to New York to lead the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation

After two years at the helm of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju will return to New York to lead the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation as President. From the start, Dr. Raju knew the potential of Cook County’s system. During his time here, Dr. Raju spearheaded the County’s efforts to secure an 1115 more...

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Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

By at January 15, 2014 | 4:46 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Partners with Smart Chicago Collaborative to Expand Open Data

The Cook County Board today approved a partnership between the Bureau of Technology and Smart Chicago Collaborative that will expand the open data the County provides and make it easier for the public to access. Collaborating with Smart Chicago will increase the County’s ability to find, clean and link data, such as crime and health statistics, to the County’s more...

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New Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Gets County Board Approval

By at January 15, 2014 | 4:33 pm | 1 Comments

New Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Gets County Board Approval

After months of collaboration and input from community and government organizations, the solid waste industry, and environmental advocacy groups, the Cook County Board Wednesday approved a Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance (SWRO) that will give the County significant new tools to protect the environment. The SWRO will grant Cook County the ability to increase more...

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Influenza Activity Increasing in Suburban Cook County

By at January 8, 2014 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Influenza Activity Increasing in Suburban Cook County

Currently, suburban Cook County is experiencing an increase in influenza like illness with 44 confirmed  influenza ICU admissions and 6 influenza related deaths. Cook County Department of Public Health’s Chief  Operating Officer, Dr. Terry Mason is encouraging everyone six months of age and older to get a flu shot. “Of the 44 ICU admissions the ages range from more...

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Happy Canoe Year!

By at December 23, 2013 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Happy Canoe Year!

Happy Canoe Year! On January 1, 2014, the Forest Preserves of Cook County will host the annual New Year’s Day Canoe Paddle down the North Branch of the Chicago River. Experienced paddlers are invited to participate in this free tradition, which begins below the Skokie Lagoons and finishes approximately four miles south in Linne Woods The New Year’s Day Canoe Paddle more...

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Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

By at December 17, 2013 | 1:19 pm | 1 Comments

Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

For the first time in decades leaders from the region’s public and private economic development sectors gathered to discuss how they can work together to promote a stronger regional economy. County board chief executives from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will counties and the City of Chicago’s deputy mayor met last week at a summit hosted by the more...

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