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Watch: Cook County Jail Near Capacity

By at April 3, 2013 | 8:46 am | 1 Comments

Watch: Cook County Jail Near Capacity

Originally appeared in the Tuesday, April 2 edition of WTTW.com Cook County Jail is near capacity. With summer approaching, we talk with three top county officials about what can be done on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Joining us are Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and Cook County Sheriff Tom more...

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We lock up too many people

By at April 2, 2013 | 8:55 am | 1 Comments

We lock up too many people

By Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  Originally published in the April 2, 2013 edition of ChicagoTribune.com As new policing strategies and legislation are being considered to address gun violence in Chicago, decisions can't be made solely through the lens of police response. Instead, they should be viewed through the broader more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights County’s Firearm Tax

By at April 1, 2013 | 9:57 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Highlights County’s Firearm Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today stood with gun safety advocates, gun victims' families and members of the faith-based community to highlight the County's firearm tax. Beginning today, a $25 tax will be imposed on all firearm purchases made within Cook County. President Preckwinkle pushed for this policy in order to help fund the Cook County Health more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality at the State and Federal Levels

By at March 27, 2013 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality at the State and Federal Levels

"As the U.S. Supreme Court enters its second day of hearing landmark court cases on marriage equality, we should be mindful of the fight that continues here in Illinois.  I hope the momentum building throughout the country will carry over to the Illinois House of Representatives where Senate Bill 10 awaits a vote. This is a watershed moment for Illinois. For too long, more...

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President Preckwinkle announces Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Connects Nearly 16,000 Low-Income Cook County Families to the Internet

By at March 21, 2013 | 10:20 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle announces Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Connects Nearly 16,000 Low-Income Cook County Families to the Internet

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Comcast today announced that nearly 16,000 Cook County families have joined Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, more than any county in the nation.  Designed to help close the digital divide, the Internet Essentials program provides Internet service at home to eligible families for around $10 a month, the ability to more...

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New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

By at February 13, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of a car sharing program that is expected to save the County more than $250,000 in vehicle costs and travel reimbursement during the first year, as well as promote energy efficiency. County employees can now book Shared Fleet vehicles to conduct daylong business or reserve Zipcars for shorter more...

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President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

By at February 13, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

President Preckwinkle attends ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th, kicking-off this year’s show. Joined by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Dave Sloan, General Manager, Chicago Auto Show and other dignitaries, the ribbon was cut opening the doors for the 105th Auto Show, making it the oldest and largest exhibit in the 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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President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

By at February 4, 2013 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

President Preckwinkle has formed a New Media Council composed of marketing and social media experts who will help the County develop a digital strategy to better engage, serve, and connect with the public. The council has been tasked with providing input and feedback on the County’s on-going efforts to redesign its website. It also is expected to offer more...

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