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Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

By at September 9, 2013 | 2:30 pm | 0 Comment

Avoid Possible Exposure to Rabies by Avoiding Bats and Wild Animals

Cook County Department of Public Health officials remind residents that bats are active this time of year, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing. Five bats have tested positive for rabies so far this year in suburban Cook County. Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. A person may contract rabies through more...

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Public Hearing, September 19th: Ending the Exploitation of Women and Girls: Exploring Future Goals and Objectives

By at August 26, 2013 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Public Hearing, September 19th: Ending the Exploitation of Women and Girls: Exploring Future Goals and Objectives

9/19 Update: Click here to watch today's meeting, beginning at 9:00 am According to the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, there are more people being bought and sold at this moment than in the entire 300-year history of the Atlantic Slave Trade. This public hearing on the efforts of Cook County Government to end the exploitation of women and girls will more...

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U.S. Rep. Duckworth visits County, Files Her Discharge Papers With Recorder of Deeds Veterans Service Office

By at August 20, 2013 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

U.S. Rep. Duckworth visits County, Files Her Discharge Papers With Recorder of Deeds Veterans Service Office

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, visited the Cook County Building on Aug. 16, touring the Cook County Recorder of Deeds’ Veterans Service office and filing her DD-214 military discharge papers with the Recorder. Duckworth also met with county officials including Recorder Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Director of Veterans Affairs Bill Browne, Brian Cross of the more...

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Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

By at August 20, 2013 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

The Illinois Partners for Clean Air and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert to individuals and businesses in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Air pollution levels are expected to reach the “Orange” or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” category on the national Air Quality Index on Tuesday, August 20th.  This will more...

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President Preckwinkle Attends Forum on Veterans Benefits

By at August 2, 2013 | 9:04 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Attends Forum on Veterans Benefits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off a forum on benefits available to county employee veterans by emphasizing the commitment of her administration to helping vets navigate what can often be a confusing system of services available to them. The forum was the inaugural event in the outreach Cook County is making both to its employee veterans more...

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Forest Preserve Mowers Move to Propane Power

By at August 1, 2013 | 2:48 pm | 1 Comments

Forest Preserve Mowers Move to Propane Power

This July, as part of an ongoing effort to make its operations as green and economical as possible, the Forest Preserves of Cook County converted 16 new gasoline-fueled large riding lawn mowers to propane power. Most people already think of the Forest Preserves as being green—after all, the Preserves’ 69,000 acres account for the largest area of preserved natural more...

Agencies , Forest Preserve District

Forest Preserves of Cook County Hosts Community Open Houses at Key Sites

By at July 17, 2013 | 3:30 pm | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Hosts Community Open Houses at Key Sites

The Forest Preserves of Cook County will be hosting a series of community open houses in late July to showcase improvements suggested for key sites in the recently released Recreation Master Plan and the 2013–2017 Capital Improvement Plan. The open houses will feature design boards for community members to review and offer feedback on prioritizing the proposed more...

Agencies , Forest Preserve District

Forest Preserves of Cook County Host First Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit

By at July 15, 2013 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment

Forest Preserves of Cook County Host First  Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, in partnership with Cook County, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Brookfield Zoo, is hosting its first Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit. The event will take place at the Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center (8400 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 9am – 1pm. The Summit will more...

Agencies , Economic Development , Forest Preserve District

The Housing Authority of Cook County Fights Hunger in the South Suburbs

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

The Housing Authority of Cook County Fights Hunger in the South Suburbs

With summer vacation starting for children in Cook County, playing in water parks or on swings is far from the minds of many children that depend on school lunches for nourishment. For that reason, the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) and the Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) have joined forces to implement a Summer Food Service Program, for more...

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Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for Second Consecutive Year

By at June 25, 2013 | 9:30 am | 1 Comments

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for Second Consecutive Year

Cook County officials today announced that 1.6 million second-installment property tax bills will be mailed to residents on time for the second consecutive year. Property tax bills are expected to arrive in mail boxes around July 1. “We said last year that this would become the norm, it was not an anomaly,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.  more...

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