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Clerk Brown remembers Chief Justice Mary Ann McMorrow

By at February 28, 2013 | 5:49 am | 0 Comment

Clerk Brown remembers Chief Justice Mary Ann McMorrow

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Chief Justice Mary Ann McMorrow. She was an extraordinary person of great strength, courage and a friend to us all in the legal profession. Her courage allowed her to pave the way for all women in the legal profession, by becoming the  first female Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. We thank her for her wisdom and for more...

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Reassessment Notices Mailed to Evanston Township Taxpayers

By at February 28, 2013 | 5:45 am | 0 Comment

Reassessment Notices Mailed to Evanston Township Taxpayers

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that reassessment notices were mailed today to close to 22,000 residential property owners in Evanston Township. “Our goal at the Assessor’s Office is to ensure that all property owners are equitably assessed,” Assessor Berrios said. “I encourage all homeowners to review their reassessment notices carefully to be more...

Elected Officials , Property and Taxes

Unofficial Elections Results Now Online

By at February 28, 2013 | 5:40 am | 0 Comment

Unofficial Elections Results Now Online

Unofficial election results for the February 26, 2013 Consolidated Election and Special Election for the 2nd Congressional District are now available online by clicking more...

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Clerk Orr Cheers Senate Passage of Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act

By at February 14, 2013 | 3:48 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr Cheers Senate Passage of Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act

A long-time advocate of marriage equality, Cook County Clerk David Orr today applauds the Illinois Senate's passage of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. "It is a good day for love," said Clerk Orr, who was recently inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.  "The Illinois Senate took a historic step forward today. I am hopeful that very more...

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President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

By at February 6, 2013 | 9:44 am | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the members of the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s Board of Directors, which will oversee the work of the land bank’s efforts to return vacant properties to productive use. The board is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with expertise in a variety of fields, including housing, open space, more...

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Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

By at February 5, 2013 | 4:58 pm | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lauded the passage by the Cook County Board today of an ordinance requiring firearm owners to report the sale, loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. Individuals who sell, lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, are now required to report it to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office within more...

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Sheriff Dart Announces the Prohibited Persons’ Enforcement Act

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:36 am | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart Announces the Prohibited Persons’ Enforcement Act

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is proposing gun control legislation aimed at reforming and strengthening the enforcement provisions of the state’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) system; expanding the reporting of persons who are prohibited frompurchasing or possessing firearms because of serious mental illness; and extending the supervision terms for more...

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Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials

By at January 30, 2013 | 10:16 am | 0 Comment

Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials

Lobbyists were paid nearly $2.4 million in 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the county's new land bank, driver's licenses for immigrants, and the landfill moratorium, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr's website. The tobacco lobby was particularly prominent in 2012, likely due to the $1-a-pack cigarette hike more...

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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:02 am | 4 Comments

Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the United States to establish the innovative planning tool. The Land Bank Authority is being created as an agency of the County so it can help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. It will promote more...

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President Preckwinkle Introduces Ordinance Requiring Lost Or Stolen Firearms Be Reported Within 48 Hours Or Face $1,000 Fine

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:01 am | 9 Comments

President Preckwinkle Introduces Ordinance Requiring Lost Or Stolen Firearms Be Reported Within 48 Hours Or Face $1,000 Fine

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would require gun owners to report the loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. The ordinance will require individuals who lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, to report it to the Sheriff’s Office within 48 hours.  Individuals who fail to comply more...

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