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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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Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

By at May 22, 2013 | 9:12 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

Originally published in the May 22, 2013 edition of the Chicago Sun Times.com Comprehensive immigration reform can’t come to Cook County soon enough. Momentum in Washington appears to be on the side of reform. The Senate Judiciary Committee has quickly marked up the 844-page bill and may vote on it as soon as Wednesday. And by early June the full Senate is more...

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Watch Our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion

By at May 16, 2013 | 12:24 pm | 0 Comment

Watch Our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion

On April 29, 2013 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by distinguished jurists and the Chief of Police of Aurora, Illinois to discuss how to make the justice system more efficient. Efficient administration of justice promotes a speedy trial and all of its attendant benefits. While that constitutional right to a speedy trial should be reason enough more...

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Cook County Board Approves Lower Tax Rates for Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

By at May 9, 2013 | 9:03 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Board Approves Lower Tax Rates for Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

On May 8, 2013 the Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved an amendment to lower tax rates on the transfer of motor vehicles between county residents. The new rates, which take effect August 1, set a $90 tax on the transfer of motor vehicles nine years or older.  Vehicles four to eight years old will be subject to a $175 tax. Vehicles three years old or more...

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Preckwinkle Introduces Change to Parking Tax

By at May 9, 2013 | 8:45 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Introduces Change to Parking Tax

On May 8, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle  introduced an amendment that would lower the rate for many individuals who park in garages and lots. After a change in state law, the County and the City of Chicago are able to implement a percentage-based rate, rather than a tiered structure.  The County plans to impose a flat, 8.5% tax rate on parking more...

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Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Employee Appeals Board

By at May 7, 2013 | 2:23 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Employee Appeals Board

The Employee Appeals Board hears all appeals by any career service employee not represented by a union, of discharge, demotion, or suspension for a period of more than ten days upon request of the employee.  In addition, the Employee Appeals Board may be requested by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners or by the Chief of Human Resources to prepare more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

By at May 2, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off the 2013 roadway construction season and marked the centennial anniversary of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways. This year the department plans to allocate $35 million to improve nearly 49 lane miles of roadway in 19 municipalities across Cook County. When the department was more...

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Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that more than 100 volunteers, including Cook County employees, completed major repairs to the homes of two elderly residents in celebration of National Rebuilding Day. The non-profit agency Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago partnered with the County to fix the two homes, located in south suburban Harvey. more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Welcomes Kimberly Foxx as a New Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning

By at April 16, 2013 | 2:53 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Welcomes Kimberly Foxx as a New Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pleased to welcome Kimberly Foxx as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning. Foxx is a seasoned juvenile justice prosecutor with 15 years of experience conducting trials, managing teams of attorneys and developing partnerships with civic and advocacy organizations. She was most recently supervising attorney in more...

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President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

By at April 4, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a new Economic Growth Agenda outlining strategies to strengthen economic development throughout Cook County and the Chicago metropolitan region. President Preckwinkle and her Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), a group of business, non-profit and civic leaders who promote regional economic growth, offered more...

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