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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

By at September 13, 2012 | 4:58 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle and City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the creation of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (SCF)—a public-private partnership uniting Chicago and Cook County government, businesses, job seekers, workforce development partners and educational institutions in a coordinated effort to jumpstart more...

Agencies , President's Office

Information Week Names Cook County Bureau of Technology a Leading Government Innovator

By at September 12, 2012 | 4:03 pm | 0 Comment

Information Week Names Cook County Bureau of Technology a Leading Government Innovator

Information Week Magazine named Cook County Government’s Bureau of Technology one of the leading innovators in Government Information Technology for 2012.  InformationWeek's Government IT Innovators awards, now in its fourth year, recognize local, state, and federal agencies for their innovative use of information technology. Cook County won the award by leading the more...

Agencies , Technology

First West Nile virus death in suburban Cook County

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

First West Nile virus death in suburban Cook County

To date, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials report one death, 58 human cases, 365 mosquito pools and seven birds with West Nile virus (WNV) throughout suburban Cook County. These numbers do NOT include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Stickney Township or Oak Park – these communities have their own state certified local public health more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Cook County Introduces First Agreement Under New Vacant Building Ordinance

By at September 10, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Introduces First Agreement Under New Vacant Building Ordinance

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an agreement to the Cook County Board of Commissioners between the County and the Village of Oak Lawn to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. The Intergovernmental Agreement is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Economic Development, the Department of Building and more...

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Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Make Board of Review Appeals Easier for Cook County Property Owners

By at September 6, 2012 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Make Board of Review Appeals Easier for Cook County Property Owners

On August 23rd, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 3386 allowing the Cook County Board of Review to modernize operations and making it easier and more convenient for property owners to file appeals of the assessed values of their homes and businesses.  The signing ceremony took place at the Cook County Board of Review, where Governor Quinn was a more...

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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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Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi Announces More Property Tax Appeal Seminars

By at August 29, 2012 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi Announces More Property Tax Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a series of property tax appeal seminars in the coming days and weeks. The seminars consist of a brief presentation on the assessment and property tax system followed by an opportunity for residents to receive assistance filing appeals, submitting evidence and asking Board of Review analysts any more...

Agencies , Elected Officials

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...

Agencies , Features

Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 23 in suburban Cook County

By at August 23, 2012 | 11:06 am | 1 Comments

Human cases of West Nile virus increase to 23 in suburban Cook County

To date, Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials report 23 human cases, 284 mosquito pools and six birds with West Nile virus (WNV) throughout suburban Cook County. These 23 cases do NOT include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Stickney Township or Oak Park – these communities have their own state certified local health departments.   “While we do not more...

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President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:47 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, local elected officials and dozens of community leaders joined to unveil the first phase of the re-development of the E Building on the Oak Forest Campus as part of the planned transition to the Oak Forest Health Center. The construction more...

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