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Sheriff’s Office Torch Run Kick-off

By at June 7, 2011 | 4:33 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Office Torch Run Kick-off

Officials from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement leaders will be kicking off Leg 5 of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 7th.  The Sheriff's Office is hosting the kickoff ceremony in the parking lot of Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren, Chicago at 8:30 a.m., with the run beginning at 9 a.m.     This is more...

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Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

By at May 12, 2011 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

Do you have old electronics cluttering up your place?  Old TV's, microwave ovens, laptops and the like?  Bring them to the Hometown City Hall building this Saturday, May 14th and you can recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a Free Electronics Recycling event from 7 am to 2 pm.  The event will be held in the more...

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President Preckwinkle adds top state employment agency official to head County personnel department

By at May 9, 2011 | 1:02 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle adds top state employment agency official to head County personnel department

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the appointment of Maureen O’Donnell as the County’s new Director of Human Resources. O’Donnell most recently served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, a post she held since 2008. “Maureen O’Donnell has managed one of the state’s most critical agencies. She knows more...

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Everything a vendor needs to know about the Cook County ERP project

By at May 6, 2011 | 10:39 am | 0 Comment

Everything a vendor needs to know about the Cook County ERP project

Where can I access all the information to date about the Cook County ERP project? Click here to go to the Cook County ERP website   What is an Enterprise Resource Planning System, or ERP? Enterprise Resource Planning Systems are unusually complex and are designed to improve what is referred to as back-office operations. This includes Finance, Budgeting, more...

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Commissioner Larry Rogers hosts two outreach forums, files over 600 property tax appeals

By at April 27, 2011 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Larry Rogers hosts two outreach forums, files over 600 property tax appeals

Last week, Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr., hosted two informative community outreach events in Hyde Park Township to encourage over-assessed property owners to appeal their property taxes. The tax appeal forums were held at Kenwood High School (5015 S. Blackstone, Chicago, IL) and Rainbow PUSH Headquarters (930 E. 50th St., Chicago, IL), within the same more...

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Cook County Works restructures President’s Office of Employment Training (POET), streamlines County workforce training operations

By at April 26, 2011 | 12:43 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Works restructures President’s Office of Employment Training (POET), streamlines County workforce training operations

The President’s Office of Employee Training (POET) will be rebranded as Cook County Works under a restructuring announced today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Works Director Karin Norington-Reaves. Preckwinkle said the name change comes as the agency initiates a major restructuring that will see it refocus its mission, reduce staff more...

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Commissioner Patlak to Host Property Tax Appeal Seminars throughout Suburban Cook County

By at April 11, 2011 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Patlak to Host Property Tax Appeal Seminars throughout Suburban Cook County

The office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will conduct various property tax appeal seminars throughout Suburban Cook County. “Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” said Patlak. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over assessed. Our seminars are designed to more...

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Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

By at April 11, 2011 | 10:13 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

Cook County Board President on Monday introduced the County’s new Director of the Department of Environmental Control and as Chief Sustainability Officer, Deborah Stone The Department is the County’s “eyes, ears and nose” for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies (IEPA) for air pollution more...

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Unofficial April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election precinct results, write-in totals now online

By at April 6, 2011 | 6:35 pm | 0 Comment

Unofficial April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election precinct results, write-in totals now online

Unofficial precinct- and township-level results are now available online. To view precinct results for a race, click on the contest title or "View results for this race by township." Each contest can also be downloaded into a three-worksheet (summary, township, precinct) Excel file. Unofficial results include Early Voting and absentee ballots received through more...

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Recycle your old electronics April 9th at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Blue Island

By at April 6, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 1 Comments

Recycle your old electronics April 9th at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Blue Island

Do you have old electronics cluttering up your place?  Old TV's, microwave ovens, laptops, and the like?  Bring them to the Blue Island Public Works Yard on April 9th and you can recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a Free Electronics Recycling event from 8 am to 1 pm.  The event will be held at the Blue Island more...

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