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Clerk of the Circuit Court, Elected Officials and Agencies Sponsor Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit

By at May 17, 2012 | 11:14 am | 7 Comments

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Elected Officials and Agencies Sponsor Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit

The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County; the Honorable Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney of Cook County; the Honorable Abishi C. Cunningham, Cook County Public Defender, the Honorable Thomas J. Dart, Cook County Sheriff; Dr. Byron Brazier, Pastor of Apostolic Church of God, NBC 5 Chicago, and an array of governmental, legal, community and more...

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The 2012 Fishing Derby is Around the Corner

By at May 14, 2012 | 2:06 pm | 1 Comments

The 2012 Fishing Derby is Around the Corner

Celebrate a summer day fishing at Busse Woods, a Cook County Forest Preserve, with some of your friends and family. Bring your fishing gear and fish for fantastic prizes! No fishing license needed during Illinois Free Fishing days! Commissioner Schnieder's Fishing Derby View more documents from more...

Elected Officials , Features

Post-Election Report: Romney dominated higher income townships; referenda drew closest vote margins

By at May 10, 2012 | 8:20 am | 0 Comment

Post-Election Report: Romney dominated higher income townships; referenda drew closest vote margins

Income and party were two key factors driving the outcome of election contests from president to local referenda in the March 20 primary, according to a Post-Election Report for Suburban Cook County released today by Cook County Clerk David Orr. "Despite the low turnout, Republican voters made their mark this time around," Orr said. "The number of ballots cast for more...

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Fallen Officers Honored in 11th Annual Memorial Ceremony

By at May 9, 2012 | 9:58 am | 0 Comment

Fallen Officers Honored in 11th Annual Memorial Ceremony

Police officers and other law enforcement personnel from all police agencies throughout Cook County are expected to attend the 11th Annual Cook County Peace Officers Ceremony of Recognition and Remembrance on Thursday, May 10th. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and honors peace officers killed in the line of duty from throughout Cook County. The event will be held at the more...

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Preckwinkle, Berrios Urge Passage of Exemption Fraud Legislation

By at May 1, 2012 | 12:10 pm | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Berrios Urge Passage of Exemption Fraud Legislation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios on Tuesday urged the Illinois Senate to pass legislation that would target property owners who fraudulently collect exemptions. “Each year, Cook County taxing bodies struggle to make ends meet,” Berrios said. “The legislation I’ve proposed will not only deter people from more...

Elected Officials , News , President's Office , Property and Taxes

Sheriff’s Office Partners with D.E.A. for National Drug Take-Back Initiative

By at April 25, 2012 | 8:48 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Office Partners with D.E.A. for National Drug Take-Back Initiative

Once again, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and various other law enforcement agencies in the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced on Monday, April 23rd. The purpose of this program is to bring awareness to the ever increasing abuse and theft of prescription more...

Elected Officials , News

Cook County Partners With League of Women Voters to Launch New Transparency Measures

By at April 16, 2012 | 2:58 pm | 5 Comments

Cook County Partners With League of Women Voters to Launch New Transparency Measures

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Clerk David Orr, and the League of Women Voters of Cook County held a press conference Monday, April 16th to announce new transparency measures for the Cook County Board. The measures are aimed at making it easier for residents to access and understand Cook County Board proceedings. Efforts were focused on more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

By at April 11, 2012 | 1:18 pm | 4 Comments

Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the completion of the Lynwood Wind Study Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Cook County and the Village of Lynwood that led to the construction of two different models of wind turbine and a data center. The newly completed turbines will provide several opportunities for the more...

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Cook County Board of Review Online Filing System Successful in First Year; Over 90,000 PIN Appeals Received Online

By at April 2, 2012 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review Online Filing System Successful in First Year; Over 90,000 PIN Appeals Received Online

In its first year of operation, the Cook County Board of Review online filing system received appeals on more than 90,000 PINs for the 2011 tax appeal session.   Property owners filed over 25% of their appeals online, including over 36% of all individual appeals.   The online filing system is the first phase in modernizing the Cook County Board of Review and makes more...

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One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

By at April 2, 2012 | 2:03 pm | 12 Comments

One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

A consolidated website that offers one-stop shopping for property tax information is complete and available for use by the public, President Preckwinkle and Treasurer Maria Pappas announced today.  Cook County’s Property Tax Portal can be accessed  through www.CookCountyPropertyInfo.com, and through individual office home pages, such as: www.cookcountyil.gov.  more...

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