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Cook County Awards Nearly $2 Million In Anti-Violence Funding

By at July 17, 2013 | 3:19 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Awards Nearly $2 Million In Anti-Violence Funding

The Cook County Board today approved $1.9 million in grants for 15 local community groups. The organizations’ work will be aimed at reducing violence in Cook County. The grant proposals were recommended by the Violence Prevention, Intervention and Reduction Advisory Committee, which was established by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as part of the 2013 more...

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Cook County Board Approves New Parking Tax Rates

By at July 17, 2013 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board Approves New Parking Tax Rates

The Cook County Board today approved an amendment that would lower the tax rate for many individuals who park in garages and lots. Commissioners approved a 6 percent tax rate for daily parking and a 9 percent rate for weekly and monthly parking. This change is the result in a state law passed this year that allows Cook County to adopt a percentage-based rate, as more...

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Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

By at July 8, 2013 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

Originally appeared at WTTW.com, July 3, 2013.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has released an initial budget for the next fiscal year, and in it she estimates a $152 million estimated deficit. The good news? This is the smallest projected budget gap since President Preckwinkle took office. However, Preckwinkle warns there are still tough choices more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:29 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2014 which projected a $152.1 million deficit.  Since taking office, President Preckwinkle has solved for more than $1 billion in deficits.  In Fiscal Year 2011, the deficit was $487 million, in 2012 it was $315.2 million and in 2013 it was $267.5 million.  This year's more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle On U.S. Supreme Court Rulings On Gay Marriage

By at June 26, 2013 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle On U.S. Supreme Court Rulings On Gay Marriage

“Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision finally entitles married same-sex couples to the federal benefits they deserve.  By declining to rule on the California case, the Supreme Court effectively cleared the way for same-sex marriage in the Golden State. The decision should strengthen the resolve of the Illinois General Assembly to make marriage equality the law in more...

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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel to Host the 2013 Vendor Fair

By at June 21, 2013 | 3:17 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel to Host the 2013 Vendor Fair

The Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer,  in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services, will host the 2013 Vendor Fair this coming Monday, June 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UIC Forum in Chicago, IL. More than 50 separate Chicago and Cook County exhibitors will participate in the fair to provide information more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Launch Centennial Anniversary Campaign

By at June 17, 2013 | 11:06 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Launch Centennial Anniversary Campaign

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, one of the nation’s oldest and largest preserve systems, launched its centennial anniversary campaign today during a special event at the Chicago Cultural Center. As part of the three-year campaign, a new vision is being set for the continued preservation of the Forest Preserves, as well as initiatives to get more Cook County more...

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Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:17 pm | 1 Comments

Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that she is committing her administration to the ambitious sustainability goal of reducing the County’s Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80 percent over the next several decades. This commitment comes as a result of a just-released report by the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council, co-chaired by more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on expansion of the Affordable Care Act

By at May 29, 2013 | 8:46 am | 2 Comments

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on expansion of the Affordable Care Act

“I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 26, which will expand access to health care for the uninsured under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. More than 250,000 of Cook County’s most vulnerable residents will be eligible for increased health care coverage. It will provide the foundation for better health care that focuses on more...

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Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

By at May 28, 2013 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has received national recognition for its progressive recycling policy which has kept tons of demolition debris out of landfills and created jobs through the reuse and resale of building material. The County was presented with the Walnut Gavel award for its leading-edge Demolition Debris Diversion more...

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