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President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 19, 2012 | 12:33 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the retirement of Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones and the appointment of Daryl Jackson as the new executive officer of the Medical Examiner’s office.  Dr. Jones retirement is effective July 31st . “Dr. Jones has a wealth of institutional knowledge and we will rely on her expertise to help the county make a more...

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Detail of Changes to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 19, 2012 | 12:31 pm | 3 Comments

Detail of Changes to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

Some of the biggest changes at the ME's office involve additional measures to promote employee health and safety.  For example, the Stroger Hospital Safety Division (SHSD) will begin training employees on safety issues this week, will develop a written hazard plan, and will also obtain more effective personal protective equipment for employees.  On-site infectious more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Small Business Financing Initiative

By at June 13, 2012 | 2:18 pm | 8 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Small Business Financing Initiative

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a $200 million partnership over the next three-to-five years with local lending institutions to promote and strengthen opportunities with Cook County for small, minority, and women owned businesses. The Small Business Financing Initiative is a commitment from Cook County to award approximately $200 more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Start of 2012 Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics

By at June 13, 2012 | 8:33 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Start of 2012 Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics

President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday kicked off the start of Cook County’s annual Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics at the VFW Hall in Berwyn. The clinic is one of 37 low-cost, mobile clinics the Department of Animal and Rabies Control will host from June through October at various locations throughout the county. “Rabies outbreaks have caused public health more...

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2012 Unincorporated Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now

By at May 24, 2012 | 1:10 pm | 5 Comments

2012 Unincorporated Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now

President Preckwinkle is reminding residents of unincorporated Cook County that vehicle stickers and tags are now on sale at most local township offices, online and at the Cook County Building downtown. Residents of unincorporated Cook County who own vehicles are required to purchase Cook County Vehicle Licenses, per the Wheel Tax Ordinance (Chapter 74, Article XVI).  more...

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Prescription Drug Take-back and Electronics Recycling Comes to Triton College Tomorrow

By at May 4, 2012 | 9:04 am | 1 Comments

Prescription Drug Take-back and Electronics Recycling Comes to Triton College Tomorrow

On Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Triton College is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  Citizens will also be able to recycle old electronics as well. This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush more...

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President Preckwinkle Unveils 2012 Cook County Highway Plan

By at May 3, 2012 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils 2012 Cook County Highway Plan

President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the 2012 Cook County Highway Plan today, offering motorists a roadmap for construction season and all-new online information about ongoing projects. The 2012 Cook County Highway Plan will improve 70 miles of roads in more than 30 suburban municipalities at a cost of $65 million dollars.  The 27 county roadway projects scheduled for more...

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President Preckwinkle and County Board Honor Veterans Wounded in Combat

By at May 1, 2012 | 5:39 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and County Board Honor Veterans Wounded in Combat

President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners today honored veterans from five wars who were wounded in combat. During a ceremony on Tuesday hosted by the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County, 27 seven veterans from five wars were honored, including five who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two others were World War II veterans; three more...

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Cook County Joins with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago for National Rebuilding Day Project

By at April 30, 2012 | 9:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Joins with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago for National Rebuilding Day Project

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and more than 100 volunteer county workers showed their support for community revitalization by repairing two homes in Harvey as part of National Rebuilding Day on Saturday. The annual event is organized by the non-profit agency Rebuilding Together * Metro Chicago and Cook County to help the growing number of homeowners who more...

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Chicago Southland Fiber Network Project Begins

By at April 27, 2012 | 9:24 pm | 2 Comments

Chicago Southland Fiber Network Project Begins

Cook County Chief Information Officer Greg Wass was joined today by South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA) Executive Director Edward Paesel to announce the successful start of the Chicago Southland Fiber Network (CSFN) project. The project is funded by the “Illinois Jobs Now!” capital construction program and includes a $10 million commitment from more...

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