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Cook County Health & Hospitals System CORE Center Announces $150,000 Grant for Project CONNECT

By at March 28, 2013 | 2:17 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health & Hospitals System CORE Center Announces $150,000 Grant for Project CONNECT

Originally published on the CCHS website on March 22, 2013   The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announces that Project CONNECT was refunded by The Chicago Community Trust (CCT) under its Improving Access to Care initiative.   Project CONNECT transitions HIV positive patients to outpatient care services at the CORE Center. “Project CONNECT creates a personal more...

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Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

By at March 28, 2013 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

Originally published on the Bureau of  Economic Development website on March 26th Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, along with Chicago Heights Mayor David A. Gonzalez, local elected officials and top leadership from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Authority (HUD), on Friday, March 22nd, toured nearly $11 million of federal and county-funded more...

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Bureau Chief Speaks at Conference on Regional Economic Growth

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

Bureau Chief Speaks at Conference on Regional Economic Growth

Bureau Chief Herman Brewer,  Cook County Bureau of Economic Development was a featured speaker at the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Chicago  conference, which took place at the Standard Club in downtown Chicago on March 19.   The meeting brought together corporate executives investors, senior advisors, academic and government leaders to explore the full range more...

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Cook County Expands Opportunities for Veterans

By at March 22, 2013 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Expands Opportunities for Veterans

Cook County’s commitment to expand opportunities and programs for veterans moved another step forward today when the Board of Commissioners granted preference to veterans applying for County employment positions. Veterans who meet the minimum qualifications of a position will automatically be interviewed for a job opening, under a newly amended ordinance. Previously, more...

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Animal Control Director Outlines Success of County’s Feral Cat Program

By at March 20, 2013 | 9:36 am | 0 Comment

Animal Control Director Outlines Success of County’s Feral Cat Program

The director of Cook County’s Department of Animal and Rabies Control reported Tuesday that the County’s Managed Care of Feral Cats Program has effectively reduced the population of feral cats in the most humane manner and assured their protection against rabies. Dr. Donna Alexander reviewed the success of the program during an open public forum hosted by the more...

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County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

By at March 14, 2013 | 10:54 pm | 1 Comments

County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has doubled its funding to make an Oak Lawn intersection safer for motorists and children crossing from nearby schools.  The County will pick up the entire $1.6 million in construction costs to widen Central Avenue at Southwest Highway and add left turn lanes at the intersection. A previous more...

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Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:36 pm | 1 Comments

Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hospitals website Date & Time: March 19, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Stroger Hospital, Cafeteria, No appointment required. Kidney Screening Day, sponsored by the Stroger Hospital’s Department of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI – www.nkfi.org). All screenings are more...

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Cook County Health System CEO urges action against healthcare disparities

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:24 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health System CEO urges action against healthcare disparities

The head of the nation’s third-largest public healthcare system is calling on hospital leaders to aggressively promote inclusion and to reduce healthcare disparities, particularly among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patient populations. In a speech delivered before a packed ballroom at the annual meeting of the American College of Healthcare Executives, in more...

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Former CPD Captain John J. Roberts Named Forest Preserve Chief of Police

By at March 7, 2013 | 3:02 pm | 0 Comment

Former CPD Captain John J. Roberts Named Forest Preserve Chief of Police

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has appointed former Chicago Police Department Captain John J. Roberts to be the District’s new Chief of Police. Roberts will start this position on March 5, 2013. The District’s previous Police Chief, Richard Waszak, retired in late 2012 after ten years in the role. Roberts retired from the more...

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Medical Examiner’s Office Launches Expanded Website

By at March 7, 2013 | 10:11 am | 0 Comment

Medical Examiner’s Office Launches Expanded Website

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the Medical Examiner’s Office has launched an improved and expanded website that will include a link to unidentified remains aimed at helping family members find a missing loved one. The website also explains how to obtain records and reports from the ME’s office, provides more...

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