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May 10, 2013 is Deadline to Participate in the Inner City Capital Connections Training Seminar

By at May 1, 2013 | 10:25 am | 0 Comment

May 10, 2013 is Deadline to Participate in the Inner City Capital Connections Training Seminar

A three day intensive Inner City Capital Connections Training has been announced by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The actual training seminar, the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program, is designed to help small businesses in economically distressed areas access capital, achieve sustainable growth, and connect with debt and equity more...

Agencies , Economic Development

Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that more than 100 volunteers, including Cook County employees, completed major repairs to the homes of two elderly residents in celebration of National Rebuilding Day. The non-profit agency Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago partnered with the County to fix the two homes, located in south suburban Harvey. more...

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Dr. Ramanathan Raju Voted 50 Most Influential Physician Executives 2013

By at April 26, 2013 | 9:01 am | 0 Comment

Originally posted on the Cook County Department of Public Health Website Dr. Ramanathan Raju, M.D. and CEO of Cook County Health & Hostptals System was named one of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare. The honorees were chosen by readers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician for their leadership in the varied sectors more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Thank You to Earth Day Volunteers!

By at April 26, 2013 | 8:49 am | 0 Comment

Thank You to Earth Day Volunteers!

Originally published on the Cook County Sustainability blog April 23rd, 2013 Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff who partnered with the Department of Environmental Control to make the 2013 Earth Day clean-up events a success:   Friends of the Park Forest Preserve District of Cook County Blue Island Bike Club National Park Service Major Taylor Bike more...

Agencies , Environmental

Cook County’s early Medicaid expansion under way

By at April 19, 2013 | 5:19 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s early Medicaid expansion under way

Originally posted on the Cook County Health and Hospital System Blog April 15th, 2013 Cook County officials say 37,000 applications have been initiated in a new program that will provide insurance coverage without cost to patients. The CountyCare program expands Medicaid coverage a year ahead of what’s coming in many states under the Affordable Care Act. Cook more...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care

Attend our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion, April 29 at 3:00 pm

By at April 19, 2013 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

Attend our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion, April 29 at 3:00 pm

Efficiency is one of the cornerstones of justice. Efficient administration of justice promotes a speedy trial and all of its attendant benefits. While that constitutional right to a speedy trial should be reason enough to strive for greater efficiency, today’s economic climate compels us to work not only harder, but much smarter. Inefficiency, in all of its forms, more...

Agencies , Features , News

List of Closures at Cook County Forest Preserve Due to Flooding

By at April 18, 2013 | 12:47 pm | 0 Comment

List of Closures at Cook County Forest Preserve Due to Flooding

Please be advised that the following Forest Preserve District of Cook County locations are closed due to heavy rains and flooding. Avoid any high-water areas, as these areas may be dangerous. Locations will be reopened as water levels recede. NORTHWEST COOK COUNTY Busse South, Groves 5-16 Busse North 1 – 3 Busse Central 4 Busse Reservoir 17 – 25 NORTH more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces BUILT in Cook Loan Fund

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:04 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces BUILT in Cook Loan Fund

President Preckwinkle today announced that Cook County received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a $30 million loan guarantee program to finance four types of sustainable development. They are: transit-oriented, mixed-use developments within a half-mile of passenger rail; cargo-oriented projects near freight rail lines and more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

By at April 11, 2013 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

This week, Cook County Department of Public Health officials launched a new campaign aimed at suburban Cook County (SCC) residents who smoke. The campaign, “Nothing to Kid About,” features ads depicting young children who are exposed to secondhand smoke through their daily activities and their desire to “quit smoking.” The campaign is a multipronged approach more...

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2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, April 6

By at March 28, 2013 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, April 6

Experienced fishermen and novices alike can enjoy trout fishing at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s three trout fishing locations – Axehead and Belleau Lakes in Park Ridge and Sag Quarry-East in Lemont – when the 2013 season opens on Saturday, April 6. From Monday, April 1 through dawn on Saturday, April 6, the three lakes will be closed to all more...

Agencies , Features , Forest Preserve District

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