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Clerk Brown Co-sponsors Records Relief Seminar on July 20th

By at July 11, 2012 | 9:33 am | 1 Comments

Clerk Brown Co-sponsors Records Relief Seminar on July 20th

Cook County Clerk of the Court Dorothy Brown is a co-sponsor of the "Records Relief Seminar." The event is a full-service seminar to assist an advise individuals with past criminal records through preparation of expungement and sealing petitions, as well as in‐depth advice on the clemency process, certificates and waivers. Attendees will also be able to receive more...

Agencies , Elected Officials , News

Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:27 pm | 0 Comment

Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

Cook County prosecutors have secured the guilty plea of a Chicago man who was involved in a Chicago-based counterfeit check cashing ring that produced and cashed an estimated $2 million worth of phony checks, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Deangelo Evans, 27, of Chicago, has pled guilty to the charge of Continuing a Financial more...

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Free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment

Free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Mass Care Workgroup will be hosting a free Business & Public Health Preparedness Webinar on July 19th, from 11am to 12pm.  The webinar will highlight the importance of public health preparedness planning as well as provide some tools that businesses can use when preparing for public health more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

By at July 10, 2012 | 12:01 pm | 4 Comments

Assessor Berrios Alerts Homeowners to Check Second-Installment Tax Bills for Exemptions

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios alerted taxpayers that they should carefully check their second-installment tax bills which will be arriving in mailboxes early this week to ensure they receive all the money-saving exemptions to which they are entitled. “It’s critical that all eligible homeowners review their tax bills to ensure their exemptions appear on their more...

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Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Officially Launches

By at July 9, 2012 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Officially Launches

  Today Cook County and the City of Chicago officially launched the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP), consolidating their separate employment assistance agencies and naming two board chairmen for the new entity, President Preckwinkle announced. Dr. Larry J. Goodman, chief executive officer of Rush University Medical Center, and Frank Clark, former CEO more...

Agencies , News , President's Office

President Preckwinkle and Department of Labor partner to resolve existing concerns within Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 29, 2012 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Department of Labor partner to resolve existing concerns within Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle is working in collaboration with the Department of Labor (DOL) to resolve existing concerns at the Medical Examiner’s Office. For several weeks, Cook County has partnered with the DOL to correct 21 violations cited in the facility. The DOL’s investigation of the ME’s office occurred during the same time the county was conducting its own more...

Agencies , President's Office

Cook County, Homeland Security, and Forest Preserve District Urge Citizens To Use County Services To Keep Cool

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, Homeland Security, and Forest Preserve District Urge Citizens To Use County Services To Keep Cool

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, along with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are encouraging citizens to be prepared and keep cool as temperatures elevate to the upper 90’s during what the National Weather Service advises is a “heat wave,” a period of extreme more...

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Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Tuesday released the 2011 property tax rates for more than 1,500 taxing agencies* in Chicago and suburban Cook County. This completes a process that started last December when each local taxing district, as required by law, filed its levy with the Clerk’s office. Each levy represents the amount of revenue an individual taxing more...

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Enjoy the outdoors this summer – just stay cool and be safe

By at June 27, 2012 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

Enjoy the outdoors this summer – just stay cool and be safe

“Summer is in full swing with the Fourth of July right around the corner,” said Cook County Department of Public Health interim chief operating officer Sandra Martell, RN, DNP. “Now is the time to get outside and enjoy the summer with your family. Just remember while you are enjoying picnics and block parties, this is the time of year when reports of foodborne more...

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Cook County’s Chief Information Officer Talks about Shared Services at Harvard

By at June 19, 2012 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s Chief Information Officer Talks about Shared Services at Harvard

Greg Wass, Chief Information Officer for Cook County Government is presenting at  "The 2012 Public Sector and Education Shared Services Summit: Pathways to Transformation" conference being hosted by Harvard University. The conference runs from June 20th through June 22nd. Shared services is a responsibility that involves a systemic approach to human capital more...

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