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Welcome to Open Data Week 2012

By at April 23, 2012 | 2:42 pm | 0 Comment

Welcome to Open Data Week 2012

The Cook County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April 23-27 as Open Data Week.  To that end, the Cook County Bureau of Technology has filled the week with events and items on how government data is changing the way people perceive government, economic development, digital entrepreneurship, and civic involvement. Highlights of Open Data Week include a roundtable more...

Agencies , Technology

Grant Helps Cook County Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By at April 20, 2012 | 1:58 pm | 2 Comments

Grant Helps Cook County Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In furtherance of the administration’s sustainability goals, Cook County’s Clean Diesel Program has been awarded $633,135 in grants to install pollution control equipment on some of its heavy-duty diesel vehicles, President Preckwinkle announced today. The county’s Clean Diesel Program will use the funds to retrofit 43 vehicles with tailpipe technology that more...

Agencies , Environmental , President's Office , Technology

Cook County Solicits Bids For Absence Management

By at April 13, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Solicits Bids For Absence Management

President Preckwinkle today announces a request for proposal (RFP) for a third-party administered absence and leave management program at Cook County with the goal of improving labor allocation and cost control. The county is seeking vendor support to assist in managing sick time, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, worker’s compensation, and ordinary more...

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Environmental Control and South Suburban College Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in South Holland

By at April 13, 2012 | 8:32 am | 7 Comments

Environmental Control and South Suburban College Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in South Holland

On Monday, April 16th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and South Suburban College is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  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 been found in more...

Agencies , Environmental , Hospitals and Health Care , News

Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

By at April 4, 2012 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

Thirteen municipalities across Cook County received 193 certificates of purchase from the 2011 Scavenger Sale as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, President Preckwinkle announced today. The No Cash Bid program is one of the county’s economic development tools designed to help municipalities and other taxing bodies acquire tax delinquent property for reuse more...

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Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

By at April 3, 2012 | 3:14 pm | 12 Comments

Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

Today the Cook County Board approved President Preckwinkle’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for suburban Cook County, the first plan generated in 12 years.  The SWMP outlines the county’s current level of waste generation, disposal and recycling, and makes recommendations for improvement. President Preckwinkle’s 2012 Plan reimagines traditional solid waste more...

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Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

By at March 27, 2012 | 9:40 am | 7 Comments

Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

On Friday, April 6th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Calumet Township is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  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 been found in more...

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Cook County Honors Unusung Heroines for Women’s History Month

By at March 15, 2012 | 3:28 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Honors Unusung Heroines for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners joined together to host the 15th Annual Cook County Unsung Heroine Awards at a breakfast ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center today.  The event was emceed by Ms. Merri Dee, a Chicago broadcasting more...

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Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

By at March 6, 2012 | 5:00 pm | 5 Comments

Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today appointed Carmita Vaughan, CEO of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) to the Illinois Medical District Commission. Preckwinkle cited Vaughan’s strong managerial experience, her familiarity with medical issues and healthcare, and her deep-rooted commitment to service as her main reasons for her selection more...

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Preckwinkle Launches “Commit to Cook” Campaign at 2012 Auto Show

By at February 17, 2012 | 10:39 am | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches “Commit to Cook” Campaign at 2012 Auto Show

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and representatives of the Chicago Auto Show today to launch the “Commit to Cook” campaign encouraging residents to support Cook County businesses while engaging the business community to spur economic development.   President Preckwinkle laid out an ambitious goal for the more...

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