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Bureau of Economic Development Announces Affordable Housing Website and Event

By at October 25, 2012 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

Bureau of Economic Development Announces Affordable Housing Website and Event

Originally published at the Cook County Economic Development website, "Commit to Cook", October 24, 2012: The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development rolled out their new website geared towards affordable housing in Cook County, IL. Highlights of the website include the work of the Department of Planning and Development and their work with the Neighborhood more...

Agencies , Economic Development

Cook County Clerk Orr Announces New First Day Record for Early Voting

By at October 23, 2012 | 5:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk Orr Announces New First Day Record for Early Voting

Originally published Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Cook County Clerk's website: More than 13,500 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots Monday, setting a new record for the first day of Early Voting, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced. "Turnout is already impressive and I hope it keeps up until early voting ends Nov. 3," Orr said. "We are sending extra help more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Changes to Highway Department

By at October 17, 2012 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Changes to Highway Department

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today important changes to the Cook County Highway Department, renaming it the Department of Transportation and Highways, broadening the scope of the Department’s mission to take focus on regional strategic planning and make the department eligible for more federal grant funding. Currently, the department’s more...

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Attend the Cook County Women’s Commission Event, “Incarcerated Females: Breaking the Cycle,” October 18, 2012

By at October 16, 2012 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

Attend the Cook County Women’s Commission Event, “Incarcerated Females: Breaking the Cycle,” October 18, 2012

Join the Commission on Women’s Issues as we explore the frustrating and often dangerous cycle that women and girls find themselves in when they encounter our criminal justice system.  In order to break the cycle, we must first understand the cycle. How It Begins: What circumstances lead women/girls to engage in the behavior for which they are either detained or more...

Agencies , Features

Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

By at October 9, 2012 | 9:55 am | 0 Comment

Waste Not: Advancing Commercial Food Scrap Collection in the Chicago Area

From the Friday, October 5 edition of Cook County Sustainability: Cook County’s Solid Waste Management Plan Update, approved earlier this year, tasks the County with continuing to decrease the amount of waste we are sending to landfills.  As a part of this effort, The Cook County Department of Environmental Control has partnered with other counties in the more...

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Law Office Of the Cook County Public Defender Receives $159,000 Grant for Mitigator Project

By at October 4, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 1 Comments

Law Office Of the Cook County Public Defender Receives $159,000 Grant for Mitigator Project

The Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender has received a $159,000 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to hire experienced mitigators and create a mitigator internship program, in partnership with graduate programs throughout Illinois.  “Government funding is scarce, resources are limited, and this grant is critical to our mission to more...

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Budget Director Andrea Gibson Talks Revenue Increases, Spending Cuts in Speech to City Club of Chicago

By at September 26, 2012 | 1:40 pm | 4 Comments

Budget Director Andrea Gibson Talks Revenue Increases, Spending Cuts in Speech to City Club of Chicago

Story from ChicagoTribune.com: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a combination of targeted tax and fee hikes along with cutting costs to bridge what's expected to be a $115 million budget shortfall next year. But a property tax increase remains off the table, and Preckwinkle plans to push ahead with plans to eliminate the last quarter of more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Plans To Crack Down On County Tax Scofflaws

By at September 26, 2012 | 11:44 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Plans To Crack Down On County Tax Scofflaws

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today new plans to crack down on those who are evading taxes and fees within the County. The County is pursuing two new proposals that would bring in $4 million in Fiscal Year 2013 by going after businesses and residents not filing tax returns, paying too little in taxes, or simply evading Home Rule taxes in Cook more...

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President Preckwinkle Cuts Ribbon at Country Club Hills Wellness Center

By at September 26, 2012 | 10:32 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Cuts Ribbon at Country Club Hills Wellness Center

President Preckwinkle, joined by Reverend Harry Roberts, President, Board of Directors of South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) and Mayor Welch of County Club Hills, cut the ribbon on their new Wellness Center in Country Club Hills, yesterday morning. In her remarks, President Preckwinkle remembered that the group assembled had been at the ground more...

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Cook County Treasurer’s Office Announces 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale for Delinquent Property Taxes

By at September 25, 2012 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Treasurer’s Office Announces 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale for Delinquent Property Taxes

Under Illinois law, the Treasurer's Office is required to conduct a Scavenger Sale every two years. This court-ordered 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale, at which property taxes delinquent for two or more years will be sold, has been scheduled to commence on October 22, 2012. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. Seat selection is first-come, first-served. At the discretion of the more...

Agencies , News , Property and Taxes

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