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County’s Mobile Vaccine Clinics Make Rabies Shots Accessible and Affordable

By at August 17, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

County’s Mobile Vaccine Clinics Make Rabies Shots Accessible and Affordable

[caption id="attachment_9637" align="alignnone" width="350" caption="John Martinez brought in Binx, Pebbles and Cierra to get vaccinated at Cook County’s mobile Rabies and Microchip Clinic in Richton Park."][/caption] The Cook County Department of Animal Control’s mobile Rabies and Microchip Clinics have vaccinated hundreds of area pets this summer, and will be more...

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Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

By at August 16, 2012 | 10:59 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

On Thursday, August 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Bloom Township Senior Services are co-sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back event. This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have more...

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Forest Preserve District Unveils Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Forest Preserve District Unveils Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan

The Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan is a comprehensive vision for the future development, public use, and long-term management of the Oak Forest Heritage Preserve. The plan is intended to help guide circulation and access improvements, ecological and site restoration, memorialization of sacred space, implementation of recreational amenities, and the more...

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Cook County Health System Board of Directors Names New Chair, David Carvalho

By at August 14, 2012 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health System Board of Directors Names New Chair, David Carvalho

The Cook County Health and Hospitals System announced today that the independent governing board elected David Carvalho as Chair, and Jorge Ramirez as Vice-Chair of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors. “I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to David who has a long history with the health system and brings a high level of more...

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Clerk Orr Announces Lobbyists Paid Over $1 Million in First Half of 2012

By at August 14, 2012 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr Announces Lobbyists Paid Over $1 Million in First Half of 2012

Lobbyists were paid $1.15 million during the first half of 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County elected officials and high-ranking employees, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday. The 211 active lobbyists in Cook County earned $1,154,003 and reported 540 lobbying contacts from January to June. The number of reported lobbying contacts is the lowest more...

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Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District: West Nile Virus Cases on the Increase

By at August 10, 2012 | 5:00 pm | 0 Comment

Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District: West Nile Virus Cases on the Increase

Our hot and dry climatic conditions have been ideal for the development of disease vector mosquitoes, primarily Culex pipiens. This mosquito is the main vector of West Nile Virus (WNV) in our area. The adult mosquito is not an aggressive biter, and its presence is typically not noticed by the public. Our District monitors WNV levels within the adult mosquito more...

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Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Focuses on the Affordable Care Act

By at August 7, 2012 | 1:49 pm | 0 Comment

Dr. Ram Raju, CEO, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Focuses on the Affordable Care Act

The United States Supreme Court upheld the vast majority of the Affordable Care Act.  This is a momentous decision for our patients and for healthcare in this Country. In Washington D.C., they recently unveiled a beautiful monument to one of this Country’s great leaders: Martin Luther King, Jr.  Among his famous quotes chiseled on the walls of his monument is one more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Sheriff’s Office Launches First Sales at Daley Plaza’s Farmers Market

By at August 6, 2012 | 5:06 pm | 9 Comments

Sheriff’s Office Launches First Sales at Daley Plaza’s Farmers Market

The Cook County Sheriff's Office is launching its latest initiative at the Farmers Market in Daley Plaza where they are selling pesticide-free produce and herbs grown at the Cook County Jail, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced."I'm very happy to see this program expand into the farmers markets and also bringing gardens into communities which may lack local more...

Agencies , Elected Officials , Law Enforcement and Jails

Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

By at August 6, 2012 | 3:31 pm | 1 Comments

Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced July 23rd, the mailing of reassessment notices to more than 106,000 residential property owners in West Township. Reassessment notices contain proposed values that will be reflected on second-installment tax bills, which will be due in the fall of 2013. Taxpayers have 30 days to file an appeal on their proposed assessed more...

Agencies , Elected Officials , Property and Taxes

Notice of Rescheduled Meeting: Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System

By at August 6, 2012 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Notice of Rescheduled Meeting: Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2012 at the hour of 7:30 A.M., has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the hour of 7:30 A.M., at 1900 W. Polk Street, in the Second Floor Conference Room, Chicago, Illinois. An agenda with the items to be considered will be more...

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