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Everything you want to know about the first day Cook County begins to issue civil union licenses

By at May 31, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 10 Comments

Everything you want to know about the first day Cook County begins to issue civil union licenses

WHAT: Illinois will begin offering Civil Union licenses at county clerk offices on Wednesday, June 1. The Cook County Clerk’s office will open its downtown office early to mark the momentous occasion. “I’m thrilled this day has finally come,” Clerk David Orr said. “This will be a joyous day for all couples – gay and straight – who want to make history as more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Introduces Board of Review Appeal forms in Spanish, Polish, and Chinese

By at May 26, 2011 | 4:40 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Introduces Board of Review Appeal forms in Spanish, Polish, and Chinese

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi (2nd) unveiled new multi-lingual appeal form guides to help taxpayers reduce their tax payments. The forms, translated into Polish, Spanish and Chinese, are a guide to the existing forms which are exclusively in English. The new language guides are a first step to making the Board of Review multi-lingual and more...

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Assessor Berrios unveils new assessment notice

By at May 18, 2011 | 1:36 pm | 3 Comments

Assessor Berrios unveils new assessment notice

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has started the 2011 assessment, having mailed the first notices to property owners in Riverside and River Forest. In an effort to provide homeowners with as much information as possible, Assessor Berrios has also redesigned the residential reassessment notice. “This new notice provides more...

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President Preckwinkle, commissioners issue statements regarding restructure of Oak Forest Hospital

By at May 12, 2011 | 10:42 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle, commissioners issue statements regarding restructure of Oak Forest Hospital

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday released the following statement in response to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board’s denial of a request by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) to discontinue inpatient care at Oak Forest Hospital: “Despite the Board’s decision, I remain committed to the comprehensive more...

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Blizzard gave Cadet class early jump start on careers

By at May 10, 2011 | 5:14 pm | 0 Comment

Blizzard gave Cadet class early jump start on careers

A February blizzard that locked down the Cook County Jail due to a manpower shortage and power outage also pushed 31 new cadets into correctional officer duties far earlier than any of them anticipated – providing a moment of distinction and pride for those cadets set to graduate today,Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Tuesday. Sheriff Dart will preside over more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars throughout Chicago

By at May 10, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars throughout Chicago

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi is hosting seminars on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  Taxpayers can get forms from Commissioner Cabonargi either by calling his office or in person at the Cook County Building, Room 601.   West Chicago, North Chicago, South Chicago, and Lake Townships more...

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Property Tax Appeal Seminar in Chicago’s 19th Ward

By at May 10, 2011 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Property Tax Appeal Seminar in Chicago’s 19th Ward

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak is announcing seminars that will be offered to taxpayers appealing their 2010 property tax assessments in Chicago's 19th Ward. “Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” said Patlak. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over more...

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Fallen Officers Honored in Memorial Ceromony

By at May 9, 2011 | 4:23 pm | 0 Comment

Fallen Officers Honored in Memorial Ceromony

Police officers and other law enforcement personnel from as many as sixty different departments are expected to attend the 10th Annual Cook County Peace Officers Memorial Foundation Ceremony on Tuesday, May 10th.  The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and honors peace officers killed in the line of duty throughout Cook County.  The event will be held at the Cermak Woods Forest more...

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Sheriff’s Office set to Hire

By at May 6, 2011 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Office set to Hire

In accordance with a federal court order, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will be hiring correctional officers for the Cook County Jail. Applications are available on line at www.cookcountysheriff.org and will be handed out at the following locations, tomorrow, May 7, from 8:00am – 12:00pm: Criminal Courts Administration Building, 2650 S. California, more...

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Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak announces final property tax appeal seminars for 2010

By at May 2, 2011 | 11:58 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak announces final property tax appeal seminars for 2010

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak is announcing the final set of seminars that will be offered to taxpayers appealing their 2010 property tax assessments. These seminars will be hosted throughout Suburban Cook County and in Chicago’s 19th Ward and will educate taxpayers on how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal. “Property more...

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