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Cook County Partners with Philip Morris’s Canine Unit to Combat Illicit Cigarette Trafficking

By at December 13, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Partners with Philip Morris’s Canine Unit to Combat Illicit Cigarette Trafficking

Cook County’s Department of Revenue was in the field this week with Philip Morris USA’s Brand Integrity Department’s canine unit.  The company has partnered with Cook County and other law enforcement agencies to help combat illicit cigarette trafficking. Its dogs are trained to detect the odor of tobacco and to alert their handler where tobacco is concealed. With more...

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Howard Tullman, Incoming CEO of 1871 to Discuss His New Position, Venture Capital in Cook County On “Changing the Code”

By at December 10, 2013 | 9:07 am | 0 Comment

Howard Tullman, Incoming CEO of 1871 to Discuss His New Position, Venture Capital in Cook County On “Changing the Code”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Bureau of Technology are proud to announce that Howard Tullman will be the featured guest for the Friday, December 13, 2013 episode of the webcast “Changing the Code.” The production is a new monthly live-stream talk show that features Cook County technology companies, startups, research more...

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County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

By at December 9, 2013 | 12:29 pm | 0 Comment

County Eliminates Charge for GIS Data

Cook County has eliminated charges for its Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, making it free and more accessible to the public. Starting January 1, 2014, users will no longer have to pay for GIS data, which includes map and map-making information. Cook County Commissioners last week approved the GIS Open Data Ordinance, sponsored by Cook County Board more...

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Performance Management: Using Data to Set Targets and Achieve Results

By at October 25, 2013 | 2:23 pm | 0 Comment

Performance Management: Using Data to Set Targets and Achieve Results

Many private companies tout the service level they provide their customers— from product quality assurance to customer response time. You utilize government services every day.  How do you know how well your government is performing? Since 2011, all offices and agencies of the County report progress toward stated goals quarterly to elected leaders and residents, more...

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President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

By at October 17, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

Forest Preserves of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled her 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The proposed budget is $179 million and is balanced without increases to property taxes, fines or fees. Click here to view or download the Forest Preserves' 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation “This 2014 budget allows more...

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President Preckwinkle Nominates Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors

By at September 30, 2013 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Nominates Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle today announced her intention to appoint Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors. Brown is a retired transit manager with more than 30 years of operations and customer service experience.  She started her career at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as a conductor and rose through the ranks, eventually earning the more...

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Preckwinkle Marks 50 Years of Cook County Law Library, Providing Equal Access to Legal Resources

By at September 26, 2013 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Marks 50 Years of Cook County Law Library, Providing Equal Access to Legal Resources

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the 50th anniversary and rededication of the Cook County Law Library (CCLL), pointing out that equal access to legal resources is critical to a properly functioning system of justice. The Law Library’s main branch, located in the Richard J. Daley Center in downtown Chicago, is open to judges, lawyers, more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s crack down on illegal cigarettes nets $1.8 million

By at September 12, 2013 | 10:54 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s crack down on illegal cigarettes nets $1.8 million

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the results of her administration’s crack down on illegal cigarette sales. Since taking office, the County has nearly tripled the number of inspections, going from roughly 3,000 to roughly 9,000.  These inspections have resulted in nearly twice as many confiscations, totaling more than 75,000 packs of more...

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Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

By at September 12, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would give Cook County significant new tools and information to increase recycling, prosecute fly-dumping and reduce thefts of metal and other valuable materials from public and private property. Overall, the proposed ordinance contains provisions designed to protect public health and more...

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Cook County Board Approves Medical Examiner’s Ordinance Changes to Explore the Use of Cremation

By at September 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Board Approves Medical Examiner’s Ordinance Changes to Explore the Use of Cremation

The Cook County Board today unanimously approved changes to the Medical Examiner’s ordinance that for the first time would allow it the option of cremating the bodies of unclaimed and disclaimed indigents. The ordinance's original sponsors were Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioners Jeffrey Tobolski (16th) and Elizabeth Doody Gorman more...

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