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Inside the City-County Collaboration Report

By at October 4, 2011 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Inside the City-County Collaboration Report

In March 2011, County President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked a committee of civic leaders to explore collaboration opportunities for Cook County and the City of Chicago. The Joint Committee on City-County Collaboration was tasked with identifying ways the City of Chicago and Cook County could reduce costs, streamline services, and improve more...

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Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

By at October 3, 2011 | 11:53 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

In an effort to stop the unlawful practices of two neighboring towns, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in announcing that the County has filed a twelve count complaint against the City of Kankakee, the Village of Channahon and three separate Retail Acceptance Brokers to stop a wrongful sales-tax more...

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First New Sheriff’s Police Officers in 3 Years Begin Training

By at September 29, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

First New Sheriff’s Police Officers in 3 Years Begin Training

For the first time since 2008, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police will welcomes a class of new officers – with a group entirely made up of existing employees promoted from other sworn ranks. The 25 new officers – which include former court deputies and correctional officers promoted in accordance with rules governed by the Shakman Decree – began physical training more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

By at September 29, 2011 | 10:48 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold property tax seminars in Rogers Park Township on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  The seminars are shown below: -          October 5—50th Ward sponsored by Alderman Debra Silverstein and Commissioner Larry Suffredin more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

By at September 22, 2011 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a property tax seminar with Senator John Mulroe (10th District), Representative Michael McAuliffe (20th District), Commissioner Peter Silvestri (9th District) and Alderman Mary O’Connor (41st Ward) on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  The more...

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Commissioner Dan Patlak announces property tax appeal seminars for September 2011

By at September 15, 2011 | 2:43 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Dan Patlak announces property tax appeal seminars for September 2011

  Commissioner Dan Patlak is announcing two seminars that will be offered to taxpayers appealing their 2011 property tax assessments. These seminars will be hosted in Riverside and River Forest Townships and will educate taxpayers on how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal. The seminars will include a presentation by Commissioner Patlak more...

Elected Officials , Property and Taxes

Sheriff’s Detainee Rehabilitation Program Helps Hundreds Learn New Skills

By at September 12, 2011 | 9:30 am | 2 Comments

Sheriff’s Detainee Rehabilitation Program Helps Hundreds Learn New Skills

A massive expansion of the garden on the grounds of the Cook County Jail has allowed for more than 100 non-violent detainees to earn gardening and landscaping job skills while they are incarcerated. On Friday, September 9th, dozens of those detainees were recognized with certificates of completion. This is the 18th year for the garden program, which last year added a more...

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Cook County Board of Review Introduces Online Filing for Appeals

By at September 8, 2011 | 10:20 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board of Review Introduces Online Filing for Appeals

Cook County Board of Review Commissioners Larry Rogers, Jr., Michael Cabonargi, and Dan Patlak unveiled the first online filing system allowing taxpayers to appeal their property tax assessment via the Internet.  The online system makes incredible strides in creating a more open and convenient appeal process for taxpayers.  The new filing system was created in more...

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Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Documentary on Sheriff’s Anti-prostitution Program

By at August 16, 2011 | 9:44 am | 1 Comments

Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Documentary on Sheriff’s Anti-prostitution Program

A two-hour documentary set to air Thursday, August 18th on the Oprah Winfrey Network details the unique approach the Cook County Sheriff’s Office uses when handling prostitution cases and the efforts made to help those women turn their lives around. “Prostitution: Leaving The Life” is set to air at 8 p.m. CST on OWN. It details the work done by employees in the more...

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Inmates Begin Cleaning Animal Shelter Cages on August 1st

By at August 1, 2011 | 8:06 am | 2 Comments

Inmates Begin Cleaning Animal Shelter Cages on August 1st

Almost a year after Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart initiated discussions about utilizing Cook County Jail inmates to clean animal cages at a city shelter, that program is set to begin on Monday morning. There are 16 minimum-security inmates who will clean cages at the center, helping to save Chicago taxpayers from overtime costs that have been incurred by shortages in more...

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