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Autopsy of Poisoned Lottery Winner Yields No Clues to How the Toxin Entered His Body

By at March 3, 2013 | 9:55 pm | 0 Comment

Autopsy of Poisoned Lottery Winner Yields No Clues to How the Toxin Entered His Body

The post-exhumation autopsy of cyanide poisoning victim Urooj Khan could not confirm how the toxin entered his body, according to Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina. “Cyanide has a short half-life and may be lost over the postmortem period unless tissues are adequately preserved,” Dr. Cina said. “In this case, due to advanced putrefaction of the more...

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Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

By at February 26, 2013 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Executive Director Michael Masters today announced the launch of the Cook County Community Emergency Response Program in a speech at the City Club. The United States Department of Homeland Security and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recommend that more...

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Cook County Commission on Human Rights Public Forum – February 26th

By at February 22, 2013 | 1:09 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Commission on Human Rights Public Forum – February 26th

The Cook County Commission on Human Rights would like to extend an invitation for you to attend a public informational forum. This forum is the first of several meetings the Commission will be convening throughout Cook County in 2013. Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. Metropolitan Family Services – Calumet 235 East 103rd Street Chicago, Illinois 60628 The more...

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Cook County Economic Development Helps Dedicate New Community Center Building in Ford Heights

By at February 21, 2013 | 1:13 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Economic Development Helps Dedicate New Community Center Building in Ford Heights

Originally appeared at the Commit to Cook website, February 21, 2013 Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development spoke at a dedication ceremony on February 20th for the Ford Heights Community Service Organization (FHCSO) Building Expansion.  Also present at the ceremony were Angela Smith, Executive Director, Mayor Charles Griffin of Ford more...

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Cook County Environmental Control and Delta Institute Host Demolition Ordinance Compliance Workshops

By at February 19, 2013 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Environmental Control and Delta Institute Host Demolition Ordinance Compliance Workshops

On March 13th and 14th, Cook County and Delta Institute will host two free public workshops during March to educate employees of Cook County municipalities about the County’s Demolition, Debris and Diversion Ordinance, which came into effect last November. The three-hour workshop will cover: The new ordinance, its benefits and compliance requirements The more...

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The 4 Most Common Questions about Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

By at February 19, 2013 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

The 4 Most Common Questions about Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying or neutering will NOT make your dog or cat fat and lazy unless they are overfed. It is NOT true that a cat or dog should have one litter before being spayed. This only leads to more unwanted puppies and kittens. It is NOT true that a cat or dog should have one heat cycle before being spayed. Altering your pet will NOT change your pet's personality. more...

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Over 600 First Responders Train on Active Shooter Situations on 5th Anniversary of Northern Illinois Shooting

By at February 19, 2013 | 11:02 am | 1 Comments

Over 600 First Responders Train on Active Shooter Situations on 5th Anniversary of Northern Illinois Shooting

February 14, 2013 marked the five year anniversary of the tragic Northern Illinois University shooting that killed five and injured twenty-one individuals. Mass shooting incidents continue to happen at an alarming pace, with one occurring in the United States every month since 2009. In remembrance of this event – and in recognition of recent events in places such as more...

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Judge Dismisses Shakman Litigation Against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

By at February 14, 2013 | 4:06 pm | 0 Comment

Judge Dismisses Shakman Litigation Against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier has granted a motion to dismiss the Shakman litigation against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. The motion was filed jointly by the District and Michael Shakman, with the agreement of the Court-Appointed District Compliance Administrator. With this decision, the Judge confirmed that the District has more...

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Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

By at February 6, 2013 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

Michael Masters, Executive Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, IL, will join senior law enforcement officials from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and former New York, Los Angeles, and Boston Police Chief Bill Bratton Wednesday at the White House, where they will discuss strides made in securing US borders, more...

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Cook County Offers Savings To Pet Owners During National Spay & Neuter Month

By at February 4, 2013 | 10:32 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Offers Savings To Pet Owners During National Spay & Neuter Month

[caption id="attachment_12144" align="alignleft" width="480"] Dr. Donna Alexander, director of Cook County Animal and Rabies Control, with her pet Leroy Brown, who is neutered and wearing a current rabies tag.[/caption] As part of National Spay and Neuter Month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that residents can receive up to a $40 discount more...

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