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Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

By at May 28, 2013 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has received national recognition for its progressive recycling policy which has kept tons of demolition debris out of landfills and created jobs through the reuse and resale of building material. The County was presented with the Walnut Gavel award for its leading-edge Demolition Debris Diversion more...

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The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

By at May 23, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control clinics allow affordable rabies vaccinations to bring all citizens into compliance with the law. They while providing an essential public health protection against a deadly disease that has caused public health concerns in four states over the past two years. 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar from more...

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Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals

By at May 23, 2013 | 12:25 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals considers all rezoning appeals pertaining to land uses in unincorporated Cook County.  Public hearings for Map Amendments and/or Special Use applications are conducted in the township in which the property is located and in such a way as to decide a just and lawful determination of issues involved.  The Board’s first concern is the interest more...

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Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit diseases including ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and Lyme disease through their more...

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Children’s Book Week, May 13-19: Drop Off Used Children’s Books at the Cook County Law Library

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

Children’s Book Week, May 13-19: Drop Off Used Children’s Books at the Cook County Law Library

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!  In 2013, official events will be hosted in a record-breaking 50 cities, along with innumerable local events. Cook more...

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Cook County Employees: Spring Into Health Begins May 16

By at May 14, 2013 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Employees: Spring Into Health Begins May 16

This year’s program will include health screenings, cooking demonstrations, educational materials and more. Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois booth to register for WalkingWorks®. All you need is your County ID to join us and pick up your free pedometer. Calendar of Events May 16 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rolling Meadows - 3rd District Courthouse Lower more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care , President's Office

Chicago-Cook Partnership Announces P2P Program Open for Vets, Unemployed Workers 50+

By at May 10, 2013 | 3:10 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago-Cook Partnership Announces P2P Program Open for Vets, Unemployed Workers 50+

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, a collaborative workforce development program announced that Platform to Employment (P2E), a national program addressing the specific needs of unemployed workers over 50 and military veterans, has opened its on-line application for residents of Chicago/Cook County. Those interested in the program can apply at the Platform to more...

Agencies , Economic Development

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

By at May 10, 2013 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed an Intergovernmental Agreement between Cook County and the Village of Robbins to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) passed on May 8, 2013. The agreement is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Economic Development, the Department of Building more...

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Cook County Government, INXPO, Social Media Team Up for Big Data Week Success

By at May 10, 2013 | 2:16 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Government, INXPO, Social Media Team Up for Big Data Week Success

An international digital marketing agency today rated Chicago the 5th most socially connected city during Big Data Week. Bloom Agency UK rated Cook County’s “CHGBigDataWeek” Twitter account the number one social media influencer of the event and “@ToniPreckwinkle” was rated number three in influence.  Click here to read the full report During the recent Big more...

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The Housing Authority of Cook County to Open Wait List on May 8, 2013

By at May 7, 2013 | 2:16 pm | 0 Comment

The Housing Authority of Cook County to Open Wait List on May 8, 2013

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) will be accepting applications for its site-based wait list for studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom project-based voucher (PBV) units at the Country Club Hills Wellness Center (CCHWC) located at 4411 Gatling Blvd in Country Club Hills, IL 60478. The CCHWC is a permanent supportive housing community serving the homeless. To more...

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