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Everything you need to know about the April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election

By at March 2, 2011 | 11:39 am | 1 Comments

Everything you need to know about the April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election

Nearly 2,100 candidates will be running for municipal, school, park, library and fire district offices in suburban Cook County on April 5, 2011, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr. "Voter participation in local elections is crucial if residents want to influence issues affecting their communities," Orr said. "Unfortunately, less than a third of registered more...

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Updated 2/28–Board of Review Opens Five Townships for Appeal

By at February 28, 2011 | 5:11 pm | 0 Comment

Updated 2/28–Board of Review Opens Five Townships for Appeal

The Cook County Board of Review has announced dates for filing assessment appeal complaints for property owners in Niles, Stickney, Maine, Rich and Lyons Townships. The filing dates for property assessment appeals begin on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 and will end on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Property owners may appeal their assessments to the Board if they believe more...

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President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

By at February 26, 2011 | 8:38 am | 2 Comments

President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

Working through the day and into the night, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the FY2011 budget with an unanimous vote. The budget represents the first steps of a restructuring of County finances and a long-term plan that will address the structural budget deficit and lay the groundwork for that more...

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Cook County Sheriff holds first registered sex offender compliance check

By at February 22, 2011 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff holds first registered sex offender compliance check

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office first sex offender roundup of the year successfully tracked dozens of registered offenders across unincorporated Cook County on Saturday. All offenders contacted were found in compliance. Early on the morning of February 19th, approximately 16 Cook County Sheriff’s Police detectives conducted random, surprise compliance checks of more...

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Sheriff Dart shifts community service crews to help with snow removal

By at February 9, 2011 | 1:33 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart shifts community service crews to help with snow removal

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is offering to assist suburban towns with snow removal from fire hydrants and emergency routes by assigning those completing community service hours to that effort.  The work done by those in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program comes at no charge to the municipality and can be arranged by village leaders, preferably those from the more...

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Cook County Assessor Berrios Mails Property Tax Exemption Applications to Seniors

By at February 8, 2011 | 1:02 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor Berrios Mails Property Tax Exemption Applications to Seniors

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios was joined by city and county officials on Monday to announce a massive mailing targeted at Senior Citizen homeowners who must now re-apply to receive an annual reduction in their property taxes. “It’s critical in the coming days that seniors watch for the Senior Citizen Exemption application in the mail,” Assessor Berrios more...

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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart discuss 2011 county budgets on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at February 8, 2011 | 9:10 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart discuss 2011 county budgets on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discuss their budgets, budget cuts, consolidation and how to overcome a $487 million deficit. Click here to go to the WTTW-11 more...

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Cook County Officials & IL Secretary of State Promote Organ Donation

By at January 18, 2011 | 3:38 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Officials & IL Secretary of State Promote Organ Donation

Originally published January 4, 2011--Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele (2nd) in a partnership with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Secretary of State Jesse White and the Cook County Board of Commissioners are recognizing the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network and Donate Life Illinois for their work to promote awareness of organ and tissue more...

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Preckwinkle, Daley and County officials pledge to meet necessary budget cuts

By at January 14, 2011 | 8:31 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Daley and County officials pledge to meet necessary budget cuts

Originally published December 22, 2010--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by Cook County Board Finance Committee Chairman John Daley and a group of County elected officials including Assessor Joseph Berrios, Cook County Health and Hospital System Chief Executive Officer William Foley, Recorder of Deeds Eugene “Gene” Moore, Clerk David Orr, more...

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