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Cook County State’s Attorney Receives Federal Grant To Support Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

By at September 17, 2012 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County State’s Attorney Receives Federal Grant To Support Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

The U.S. Justice Department has announced that it will renew a federal grant that supports the Cook County State’s Attorney’s efforts to combat human trafficking and the sex trafficking of minor children, according to State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. The $500,000 grant will provide funding over the next two years and will assist in enabling the State’s more...

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Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Make Board of Review Appeals Easier for Cook County Property Owners

By at September 6, 2012 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Governor Pat Quinn Signs Bill to Make Board of Review Appeals Easier for Cook County Property Owners

On August 23rd, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 3386 allowing the Cook County Board of Review to modernize operations and making it easier and more convenient for property owners to file appeals of the assessed values of their homes and businesses.  The signing ceremony took place at the Cook County Board of Review, where Governor Quinn was a more...

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Cook County Clerk of the Court Brown Optomistic About E-Filing Expansion

By at September 4, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk of the Court Brown Optomistic About E-Filing Expansion

Coming off the heels of her inaugural E-Court advisory Committee meeting, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court says she is “optimistic” about an August 23, 2012 letter from Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, in which he notes that the Illinois Supreme Court’s statewide plan to create uniform e-filing principles and standards is expected to be concluded “within more...

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Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi Announces More Property Tax Appeal Seminars

By at August 29, 2012 | 2:05 pm | 0 Comment

Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi Announces More Property Tax Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a series of property tax appeal seminars in the coming days and weeks. The seminars consist of a brief presentation on the assessment and property tax system followed by an opportunity for residents to receive assistance filing appeals, submitting evidence and asking Board of Review analysts any more...

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Commissioner Michael Cabonargi Announces Assessment Appeal Seminars

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:07 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Michael Cabonargi Announces Assessment Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold seminars with State Senator John Mulroe, State Representative Michael McAuliffe, Commissioner Peter Silvestri, Mayor Ronald Oppedisano, and Mayor Arlene Jezierny on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and potentially lower their property tax bills. The seminars will be held on more...

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Clerk Orr Announces Lobbyists Paid Over $1 Million in First Half of 2012

By at August 14, 2012 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr Announces Lobbyists Paid Over $1 Million in First Half of 2012

Lobbyists were paid $1.15 million during the first half of 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County elected officials and high-ranking employees, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday. The 211 active lobbyists in Cook County earned $1,154,003 and reported 540 lobbying contacts from January to June. The number of reported lobbying contacts is the lowest more...

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Sheriff’s Office Launches First Sales at Daley Plaza’s Farmers Market

By at August 6, 2012 | 5:06 pm | 9 Comments

Sheriff’s Office Launches First Sales at Daley Plaza’s Farmers Market

The Cook County Sheriff's Office is launching its latest initiative at the Farmers Market in Daley Plaza where they are selling pesticide-free produce and herbs grown at the Cook County Jail, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced."I'm very happy to see this program expand into the farmers markets and also bringing gardens into communities which may lack local more...

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Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

By at August 6, 2012 | 3:31 pm | 1 Comments

Reminder: Deadline Date for Appeals on Proposed Assessed Values for West Township is August 23, 2012

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced July 23rd, the mailing of reassessment notices to more than 106,000 residential property owners in West Township. Reassessment notices contain proposed values that will be reflected on second-installment tax bills, which will be due in the fall of 2013. Taxpayers have 30 days to file an appeal on their proposed assessed more...

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Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Continues Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Initiative Throughout Cook County

By at July 26, 2012 | 8:29 am | 2 Comments

Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Continues Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Initiative Throughout Cook County

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr., of the Cook County Board of Review, has hosted more than a half dozen pre-registration property tax appeal forums throughout Cook County since July 9th. Taxpayers have come out in the hundreds seeking relief from the excessive property tax bills they have recently received.  Commissioner Rogers’ Pre-Registration Initiate will come to more...

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Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

By at July 18, 2012 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law today allowing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) with respect to construction and procurement contracts. The bill was a high priority to Cook County Board President Preckwinkle’s administration and she hand-delivered it more...

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