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President Preckwinkle Institutes Policy And Procedural Changes At The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

By at January 26, 2012 | 12:56 pm | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle Institutes Policy And Procedural Changes At The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

President Preckwinkle today addressed staff and senior management at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, announcing policy and procedural changes that will institute stricter controls, accountability and disciplinary measures throughout the department.  Today’s announcement marks the culmination of a months-long internal review of operations and hiring needs more...

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Cook County in Step With Inspector General’s Report on Project Shield

By at January 9, 2012 | 10:04 am | 3 Comments

Cook County in Step With Inspector General’s Report on Project Shield

After a thorough review of the program known as Project Shield, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, in its recently completed report, concurs with the findings of an internal audit conducted by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) last summer, and supports the direction in which more...

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2011 Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

By at January 9, 2012 | 8:25 am | 7 Comments

2011 Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

As Directed by State Statute, the Cook County Solid Waste Plan is being updated and is now available in draft form for review and comment. The Plan Update will be the subject of a public hearing. An interactive summary of the report recommendations is presented below. A public hearing on the updated plan will take place on Wednesday, February 1st at 1 pm, in more...

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Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

By at November 7, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, together with Bank of America, teamed up today to highlight their ongoing collaboration providing unemployed and underemployed residents the tools they need to find work and develop critical new skills in this difficult economy. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another more...

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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce City-County Merger in Workforce Development

By at October 20, 2011 | 1:43 pm | 13 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce City-County Merger in Workforce Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a new collaboration between the City of Chicago and Cook County, in which the two governments will work together to merge, reform and revitalize workforce development and job creation efforts throughout Chicagoland. “This new approach to workforce development will allow our companies more...

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President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

By at October 17, 2011 | 11:45 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

Joined by Mayor Peloquin of Blue Island who hosted the Harvest Festival, President Preckwinkle spoke to a large crowd assembled at the Tommie Brown Sports Association in Blue Island, to kick-off the creation of the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network.  Both President Preckwinkle and Mayor Peloquin urged those in attendance to learn about urban agriculture, as well more...

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Preckwinkle, Cook County Works (CCW) Award $15 million to Community Groups

By at October 14, 2011 | 12:45 pm | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle, Cook County Works (CCW) Award $15 million to Community Groups

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the list of community groups that Cook County Works (CCW) is partnering with by providing more than $15 million.  These service providers, a broader group than in previous years, will provide critical employment and training services to residents throughout South and West Suburban Cook County. Working in more...

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Preckwinkle Hosts Roundtable with Business Leaders to Discuss Minority and Women Owned Business Development in Cook County

By at October 5, 2011 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Hosts Roundtable with Business Leaders to Discuss Minority and Women Owned Business Development in Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hosted business leaders throughout Cook County to discuss her ongoing dedication to additional opportunities for M/WBE participation, and the County’s efforts to work with private sector partners to increase access to capital and support services for emerging companies. “I have always said that I believe that the more...

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Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

By at October 5, 2011 | 8:45 am | 3 Comments

Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

Join the new Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and our partners on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we launch our Community Garden Network at the Harvest Festival, being held at Tommie Brown Sports Association, 2805 West 141st Street in Blue Island.  Admission is free. Activities include: Gardening and fresh food more...

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Cook County Works Partners with Bank of America on Financial Literacy Workshops

By at October 3, 2011 | 12:35 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Works Partners with Bank of America on Financial Literacy Workshops

In order to more fully address the needs of unemployed and underemployed residents, Cook County Works has enlisted the help of Bank of America to teach workshops on addressing financial issues that arise during periods of economic stress.  Bank of America has trained a corps of 86 volunteers who will be facilitating these workshops in Cook County Works’ One-Stop more...

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