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President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

By at July 6, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 6 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Judicial Advisory Council (JAC), an agency under the Office of the President charged with the coordination and reform on the Cook County criminal justice system. The JAC will pursue President Preckwinkle’s campaign promise and long-standing priority of reforming the criminal justice more...

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Cook County Circuit Court Court to resume June 23rd in Maywood courthouse

By at June 22, 2011 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Circuit Court Court to resume June 23rd in Maywood courthouse

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced court will resume tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse in west suburban Maywood. All court proceedings were canceled Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in the Maywood courthouse after a power outage in the facility caused by severe weather the preceding more...

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Maywood Courthouse Closed Today, June 22nd

By at June 22, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

Maywood Courthouse Closed Today, June 22nd

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced that all court proceedings were canceled today in the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse, located at 1500 Maybrook Drive in west suburban Maywood, due to loss of the building's electrical power.  Chief Judge Evans said the loss of power was due to Tuesday's severe weather and that court proceedings in more...

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Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

By at April 14, 2011 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

Graduation ceremonies are set for today for the first class of Cook County correctional officer cadets who qualify for financial benefits through the G.I. Bill, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Last month, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs recognized the Sheriff of Cook County Training Academy as an approved site for benefits, meaning military veterans more...

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Cook County Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Raymond L. Jagielski to Fifth Municipal District

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:31 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Raymond L. Jagielski to Fifth Municipal District

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced the appointment of Circuit Judge Raymond L. Jagielski as Presiding Judge of the court’s southwest suburban Fifth Municipal District.  The appointment is effective April 15, 2011. Judge Jagielski will replace current Fifth Municipal District Presiding Judge David P. Sterba, whose more...

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Recycle your old electronics April 9th at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Blue Island

By at April 6, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 1 Comments

Recycle your old electronics April 9th at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Blue Island

Do you have old electronics cluttering up your place?  Old TV's, microwave ovens, laptops, and the like?  Bring them to the Blue Island Public Works Yard on April 9th and you can recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a Free Electronics Recycling event from 8 am to 1 pm.  The event will be held at the Blue Island more...

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Cook County Medication Take-back program comes to Blue Island on April 9th

By at April 6, 2011 | 12:37 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Medication Take-back program comes to Blue Island on April 9th

On Saturday, April 9th from 8 am to 1 pm, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a medication take-back program at the Blue Island Public Works Yard, 3153 Wireton Road in Blue Island, IL.  Area residents are encouraged to bring in their old and unused prescription medications for safe and secure destruction.  The program is designed to keep more...

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Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

Dr. Donna Alexander, director of the Cook County Department of Animal & Rabies Control, is featured in the video, "In the Company of Dogs: How to Prevent Bites and Enjoy Man's Best Friend".  Check out the video below: The video has been submitted to win a 2011 Tellyaward, in the category of Best Non-broadcast Production.  If you like it, vote for it to win. more...

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Cook County Department of Environmental Control “takes-back” prescription meds on April 2nd

By at March 28, 2011 | 3:20 pm | 5 Comments

Cook County Department of Environmental Control “takes-back” prescription meds on April 2nd

On Saturday, April 2nd from 8 am to 1 pm, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a medication take-back program.  Area residents are encouraged to bring in their old and unused prescription medications for safe and secure destruction.  The program is designed to keep potentially harmful medications out of the waste and water streams. The more...

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Cook County Sheriffs Police indict millionaire hedge fund trader for perjury

By at March 14, 2011 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriffs Police indict millionaire hedge fund trader for perjury

Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Chicago man accused of perjuring himself in court, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Thursday. Mikhail Malyshev, 41, of the 100 block of Garrison Avenue in Wilmette was indicted on two counts of perjury, a class 3 felony, and appeared in bond court on Wednesday. The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Financial Crimes more...

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