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Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

By at October 31, 2012 | 10:26 am | 12 Comments

Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a compromise to the proposed firearm and ammunition tax and a $2 million dedicated to violence prevention, intervention and reduction programs that combat gun violence. The County will impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms, while eliminating the proposed tax on ammunition. The $2 million, which more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Adjustment to Proposed Tax on Gambling Machines

By at October 30, 2012 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Adjustment to Proposed Tax on Gambling Machines

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced an adjustment to her proposed tax on gambling machines by creating a two-tiered system. The tax rate would be $1,000 per electronic gambling device, such as a slot machine, and $200 per video gaming terminal, such as a video poker machine.  The Gambling Machine Tax will continue to be paid by the machine more...

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Cook County Sheriff’s Office Turns Run-Down Parks Into Field of Dreams

By at October 23, 2012 | 5:33 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Turns Run-Down Parks Into Field of Dreams

Originally published Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Cook County Sheriff's website: The Cook County Sheriff's Office invites park districts throughout the county to sign up their baseball fields for Sheriff Dart's "Play Ball" program before the winter season. "It is important for students to have a productive, educational and fun environment to be a part of after more...

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Cook County Clerk Orr Announces New First Day Record for Early Voting

By at October 23, 2012 | 5:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk Orr Announces New First Day Record for Early Voting

Originally published Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Cook County Clerk's website: More than 13,500 suburban Cook County voters cast ballots Monday, setting a new record for the first day of Early Voting, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced. "Turnout is already impressive and I hope it keeps up until early voting ends Nov. 3," Orr said. "We are sending extra help more...

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Chief Judge Evans, Judge Toomin Announce Attorneys to Mentor Court-Involved Minors

By at October 9, 2012 | 2:38 pm | 2 Comments

Chief Judge Evans, Judge Toomin Announce Attorneys to Mentor Court-Involved Minors

Originally published at  the Circuit Court of Cook County website: Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and Juvenile Justice Division Presiding Judge Michael P. Toomin today announced that the  juvenile court has partnered with several bar organizations to launch a new program in which male attorneys volunteer to commit to a one year mentoring more...

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Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

By at October 3, 2012 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement that creates a mutual aid relationship between Cook County and the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN). As a member of IPWMAN, Cook County will have access to valuable statewide resources that will allow the County to augment its existing arsenal of resources, and improve response times during more...

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Cook County Honors Military Veterans

By at October 3, 2012 | 2:51 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Honors Military Veterans

From the October 2, 2012 edition of the Oak Lawn Patch.com: "The Salute to Our Armed Forces" event drew more than 300 veterans to the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip. The event was held to honor Cook County service men and women. They rose in unison, more than 300 retired members of the Armed Forces, gathered to remember, to honor their fallen friends and their own more...

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Cook County Assessor: Reassessment Notices Mailed to South Township Taxpayers

By at October 1, 2012 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor:  Reassessment Notices Mailed to South Township Taxpayers

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that reassessment notices were mailed to close to 15,000 residential property owners in South 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...

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Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

By at September 26, 2012 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Clerk David Orr kicked off a countywide nonpartisan voter registration drive yesterday at the Markham courthouse in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 9 for the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. Preckwinkle, a former high school more...

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Cook County Clerk Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High Register Voters

By at September 24, 2012 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High Register Voters

Cook County Clerk David Orr and the Chicago Fire’s Jay Nolly visited a Reavis High School soccer practice Wednesday afternoon to promote voter registration and urge students to get involved in the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. “If you don’t participate, it’s like your team playing a man short,” Orr said on the school’s soccer field, 6034 W. 77th St., more...

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