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Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Joe Orr Road’s recent realignment and eventual extension into Indiana will yield economic benefits for the south suburban region. The first phase of the project, from east of Stony Island Avenue to Torrence Avenue in Lansing, moved and reconstructed Joe Orr Road further south and expanded it to more...

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Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:20 pm | 2 Comments

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

Everyone six months of age and older should get an influenza, or flu, vaccine, every year. Vaccine is readily available at your local pharmacy, family doctor and grocery stores throughout suburban Cook County. While influenza is a health concern for people of all ages, young children, pregnant women, individuals with a weakened immune system and people aged 65 years and more...

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Cook County Health System Celebrates 10th Anniversary of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health System Celebrates 10th Anniversary of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Originally appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of CookCountyHHS.org Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju today celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.  In its first decade of providing quality healthcare in the new Stroger Hospital, the flagship remains committed to fulfilling more...

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Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

By at December 19, 2012 | 3:41 pm | 1 Comments

Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

    Originally appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of  CookCountyCourt.org Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced beginning January 14, 2013, the public will not be permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices into any Circuit Court of Cook County courthouse facility except for the Richard J. Daley more...

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

By at December 19, 2012 | 9:04 am | 2 Comments

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, and other county departments have been working to ensure that Cook County is prepared to assist residents during winter months. “Cook County is better prepared to handle winter weather challenges than ever before. Thanks to the more...

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Lydia Murray Leads Collaboration in Cook County, Ill.

By at December 18, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Lydia Murray Leads Collaboration in Cook County, Ill.

Originally published in the December 18, 2012 edition of GovTech.com Since September, Cook County, Ill.'s new CIO, Lydia Murray, has taken the tech reins in the county, after former CIO Greg Wass left for a position as a senior adviser at the state governor's office. She's been in charge of financial reporting, revenue, email systems and the county's website, and more...

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Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

By at December 14, 2012 | 4:42 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

Bill Browne, Cook County Director of Veterans affairs, and Abundio Zaragoza, Superintendent of the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission today joined Governor Pat Quinn, Erica Borggren, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Illinois service members to celebrate "Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Weekend", which marks the one-year more...

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Clerk Orr Introduces New Delinquent Property Tax Search

By at December 7, 2012 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr Introduces New Delinquent Property Tax Search

Originally published December 6, 2012 at the Cook County Clerk's website Clerk David Orr today unveiled a time and labor-saving delinquent property tax online search tool that provides instant information on all Cook County properties with sold, forfeited or unpaid taxes in the last 20 years. The delinquent property database contains 222,670 properties with more more...

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FPDCC Opens Oak Forest Heritage Preserve

By at December 7, 2012 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

FPDCC Opens Oak Forest Heritage Preserve

Originally published November 30, 2012 at the Forest Preserve website The Forest Preserve District of Cook County has opened portions of the new Oak Forest Heritage Preserve to the public. The 176.3 acre preserve is located on 159th Street, east of Cook County’s Oak Forest Medical Center campus. Visitors should enter the Oak Forest Heritage Preserve off of more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Safety Improvements At Fatal Accident Site

By at December 6, 2012 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Safety Improvements At Fatal Accident Site

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, in conjunction with the Chicago Department of Transportation, has completed safety improvements to two roadways outside the Cook County Jail, where Corrections officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident in more...

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