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Cook County Medication Take-back program comes to Blue Island on April 9th

By at April 6, 2011 | 12:37 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Medication Take-back program comes to Blue Island on April 9th

On Saturday, April 9th from 8 am to 1 pm, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a medication take-back program at the Blue Island Public Works Yard, 3153 Wireton Road in Blue Island, IL.  Area residents are encouraged to bring in their old and unused prescription medications for safe and secure destruction.  The program is designed to keep more...

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Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

Dr. Donna Alexander, director of the Cook County Department of Animal & Rabies Control, is featured in the video, "In the Company of Dogs: How to Prevent Bites and Enjoy Man's Best Friend".  Check out the video below: The video has been submitted to win a 2011 Tellyaward, in the category of Best Non-broadcast Production.  If you like it, vote for it to win. more...

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Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues to join Equal Pay Day Rally on April 12th

By at March 30, 2011 | 10:35 am | 7 Comments

Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues to join Equal Pay Day Rally on April 12th

April 12th is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how far into the new year a woman must work on average to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. To show support for equal pay, hundreds will gather in Daley Plaza at noon for an Equal Pay Day Rally, sponsored by Women Employed and fourteen other organizations and government agencies. Despite many improvements in more...

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Cook County Commissioner Reyes, Commission on Women’s Issues co-sponsor “Hurting in Silence” anti-bullying seminar on 3/29

By at March 23, 2011 | 3:02 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Commissioner Reyes, Commission on Women’s Issues co-sponsor “Hurting in Silence” anti-bullying seminar on 3/29

Cook County Commissioner Edwin Reyes and the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues join forces  on Tuesday March, 29th to sponsor "Hurting in Silence, Breaking the Barrier", an anti-bullying seminar. The event, which runs from 1 pm to 3 pm, will take place at the Mirta Ramirez Computer Science Charter School, 1711 N. California Avenue in Chicago. Special guest more...

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The 2011 Peggy A. Montes “Unsung Heroine of Cook County” Award Winners

By at March 17, 2011 | 5:07 pm | 0 Comment

The 2011 Peggy A. Montes “Unsung Heroine of Cook County” Award Winners

WHEREAS, in the month of March we celebrate women’s history and women’s ongoing struggles to build a better world; and WHEREAS, to commemorate Women’s History Month, the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues established an award to honor a woman from each of the 17 districts in Cook County who has made exceptional contributions to her community, family, more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

By at March 1, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

The snow might be long gone, but Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are seeking to link local municipalities and other eligible applicants with federal disaster funding for costs associated with the Feb. 1 snowstorm. Preckwinkle said she has given her full support to helping more...

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Cook County Sheriff holds first registered sex offender compliance check

By at February 22, 2011 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff holds first registered sex offender compliance check

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office first sex offender roundup of the year successfully tracked dozens of registered offenders across unincorporated Cook County on Saturday. All offenders contacted were found in compliance. Early on the morning of February 19th, approximately 16 Cook County Sheriff’s Police detectives conducted random, surprise compliance checks of more...

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Cook County Dept. of Homeland Security to present Blizzard of 2011 preliminary damage assessments

By at February 22, 2011 | 4:02 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Dept. of Homeland Security to present Blizzard of 2011 preliminary damage assessments

On behalf of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) wishes to thank all Cook County municipalities, townships, other eligible units of government and non-profit organizations in providing our office with your Public Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA). The level of more...

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Updated 2/18–Maria Saldaña to lead new county Bureau of Economic Development

By at February 16, 2011 | 5:01 pm | 1 Comments

Updated 2/18–Maria Saldaña to lead new county Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has selected Maria Saldaña as the Director of the county’s new Bureau of Economic Development. Preckwinkle said the county can and should to more when it comes to job creation, workforce development and retaining and attracting businesses. “Previously, the county’s economic development functions were spread more...

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