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Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

By at December 17, 2013 | 1:19 pm | 1 Comments

Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

For the first time in decades leaders from the region’s public and private economic development sectors gathered to discuss how they can work together to promote a stronger regional economy. County board chief executives from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will counties and the City of Chicago’s deputy mayor met last week at a summit hosted by the more...

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Field Museum CEO Updates President Preckwinkle On How a County Energy Savings Grant Will Help Them Save Up to $400k

By at August 5, 2013 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

Field Museum CEO Updates President Preckwinkle On How a County Energy Savings Grant Will Help Them Save Up to $400k

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently got a first-hand look at how a $25,000 energy savings grant from Cook County has helped benefit The Field Museum. Using Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Energy, the County’s Department of Environmental Control engaged the Delta Institute this past April to perform more...

Economic Development , Environmental , Featured News , President's Office

Forest Preserves of Cook County Host First Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit

By at July 15, 2013 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment

Forest Preserves of Cook County Host First  Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, in partnership with Cook County, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Brookfield Zoo, is hosting its first Construction and Landscaping Supplier Diversity Summit. The event will take place at the Brookfield Zoo’s Discovery Center (8400 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 9am – 1pm. The Summit will more...

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President Preckwinkle Opens Medical Facility at the Cook County Department of Corrections

By at June 18, 2013 | 12:12 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Opens Medical Facility at the Cook County Department of Corrections

On June 13, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled an $86 million medical facility at the Cook County Department of Corrections that will provide inmates at the jail access to critical health care services. The Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) will provide treatment for substance abuse, mental illness, general health screenings and evaluations.  more...

Economic Development , Hospitals and Health Care , Law Enforcement and Jails , President's Office

Chicago-Cook Partnership Announces P2P Program Open for Vets, Unemployed Workers 50+

By at May 10, 2013 | 3:10 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago-Cook Partnership Announces P2P Program Open for Vets, Unemployed Workers 50+

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, a collaborative workforce development program announced that Platform to Employment (P2E), a national program addressing the specific needs of unemployed workers over 50 and military veterans, has opened its on-line application for residents of Chicago/Cook County. Those interested in the program can apply at the Platform to more...

Agencies , Economic Development

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

By at May 10, 2013 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed an Intergovernmental Agreement between Cook County and the Village of Robbins to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) passed on May 8, 2013. The agreement is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Economic Development, the Department of Building more...

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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...

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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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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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Local Habitat for Humanity affiliate looking for volunteers

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Local Habitat for Humanity affiliate looking for volunteers

Post originally published on March 21st on the Economic Development Blog Local Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs affiliate is looking for volunteers.    On Saturday, March 23rd, they will have a volunteer event at the Bloom Township Center – 425 S. Halsted in Chicago Heights.  Even if you cannot make this event, please contact Habitat for Humanity more...

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