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Tomorrow marks end of Early Voting, deadline to apply for mail ballot

By at March 14, 2012 | 1:23 pm | 0 Comment

Tomorrow marks end of Early Voting, deadline to apply for mail ballot

Cook County Clerk David Orr reminds voters tomorrow is the last chance to participate in Early Voting before Tuesday's Presidential Primary. "If you are at all concerned that you won't make it to your polling place on Tuesday, visit an Early Voting site before 5 p.m. tomorrow," Orr said. Tomorrow is also the deadline for the Clerk's office to receive mail ballot more...

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Preckwinkle Urges Passage of “Market Fairness Act” Championed by U.S. Senator Durbin

By at March 6, 2012 | 9:28 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Urges Passage of “Market Fairness Act” Championed by U.S. Senator Durbin

At the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference this past weekend, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle passed a resolution in support of the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” a bipartisan proposal aimed at leveling the playing field between local retailers with a physical presence in a community and online retailers. United States Senator more...

Elected Officials , President's Office , Property and Taxes

Mail voting now available for all voters

By at February 27, 2012 | 9:06 am | 4 Comments

Mail voting now available for all voters

    For the first time in a Presidential Primary Election, all voters in Illinois may request a mail ballot to cast their vote, Clerk David Orr announced Thursday. “In the past, you needed an absentee excuse to vote by mail,” Orr said. “All voters are now eligible for a mail ballot, bringing one more convenient option for participating in the more...

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Suburban Cook County’s Early Voting starts Monday at 43 locations

By at February 24, 2012 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment

Suburban Cook County’s Early Voting starts Monday at 43 locations

Early Voting for the March 20 Presidential Primary Election is set to start Monday, February 27 at 42 locations in suburban Cook County and one in downtown Chicago, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr "You don't have to wait until March 20 to cast a vote in this election," Orr said. "Take advantage of the convenience of Early Voting." Early Voting runs through more...

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New County Web Portal Offers One-Stop Property Tax Information

By at February 16, 2012 | 1:20 pm | 8 Comments

New County Web Portal Offers One-Stop Property Tax Information

President Toni Preckwinkle and Treasurer Maria Pappas were joined by Assessor Joseph Berrios, Clerk David Orr, Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore and Board of Review Commissioners Michael Cabonargi, Larry Rogers, and Dan Patlak in announcing the creation of a consolidated website that will offer one-stop shopping for property tax information. “We are making one of more...

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Cook County’s Vacant Building Ordinance Takes Effect

By at February 14, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County’s Vacant Building Ordinance Takes Effect

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance goes into effect today. The ordinance is aimed at eliminating blight in communities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis by requiring owners and mortgagees to register their properties with the County and maintain the interior and exterior of the buildings to certain more...

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Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle Announce an Additional $9.2 Million in Savings Through Collaboration

By at February 7, 2012 | 11:57 am | 4 Comments

Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle Announce an Additional $9.2 Million in Savings Through Collaboration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today met with the member of the City-County Collaboration committee, to receive a report about the advancements that the collaboration has made. Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle received reports detailing the amount of savings that was realized during the second quarter, which totaled more more...

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Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forums With Esteemed Rich Township Elected Officials

By at January 26, 2012 | 3:06 pm | 2 Comments

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forums With Esteemed Rich Township Elected Officials

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, along with Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., State Senator Maggie Crotty, State Senator Toi W. Hutchinson, State Representative William Q. Davis, Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims, Rich Township Supervisor and State Representative Al Riley, Rich Township Assessor Carol Ranieri, Rich Township Trustee more...

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Board of Review Commissioners Announce the Opening of Bloom, Hanover, Niles, Proviso, and Schaumburg Townships for Property Tax Assessment Appeal Filing

By at January 26, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 0 Comment

Board of Review Commissioners Announce the Opening of Bloom, Hanover, Niles, Proviso, and Schaumburg Townships for Property Tax Assessment Appeal Filing

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr., Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi, and Commissioner Dan Patlak announced today that the Cook County Board of Review is now open to accept property tax assessment appeals for Bloom, Hanover, Niles, Proviso, and Schaumburg Townships.  Those taxpayers who own property within these townships and feel they have been over assessed have until more...

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Lobbyists paid $1.9 million in Cook County last year

By at January 25, 2012 | 9:35 am | 5 Comments

Lobbyists paid $1.9 million in Cook County last year

Lobbyists were paid $1.9 million in 2011 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the budget, pension reform, and taxes on tobacco, alcohol and amusements, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr's Lobbyist Online website. "Lobbyists contacted officials nearly 1,200 times in 2011 about important issues facing the people of more...

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