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The Cook County Situation Report

By at April 16, 2014 | 9:15 am | 9 Comments

The Cook County Situation Report

Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today's Weather             Tip of the Day:  Easter Egg Safety Make sure the Easter bunny at your house pays "egg"stra attention to Easter egg safety when handling eggs for dyeing and hunting. Use these tips for Easter egg more...

Featured News , Features

2014 Cook County Summer Fellowship Program Applications Now Being Accepted

By at March 13, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

2014 Cook County Summer Fellowship Program Applications Now Being Accepted

The Cook County Government Fellowship is a summer internship opportunity in Chicago for graduate students to develop leadership skills, create a civic network and have a lasting, positive impact on Cook County. Within the context of a structured learning environment, Fellows gain first-hand experience in the various departments within Cook County through: Completing more...

Features , President's Office

Clerk Orr hails winners of “Voting at 17” video contest, kicks off “Democracy Week”

By at February 4, 2014 | 2:57 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr hails winners of “Voting at 17” video contest, kicks off “Democracy Week”

  Cook County Clerk David Orr on Tuesday congratulated Maine East High School students Andrea Garneata and Veronica Malesinski, the winners of a “Voting at 17” video contest. In addition to personally congratulating the students and their teachers at the Park Ridge high school Tuesday afternoon, Clerk Orr and staff are teaming with the school to conduct more...

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Bitter Cold Temperatures and Snow Expected Tonight and Coming Days; Residents Advised to Take Precautions

By at January 23, 2014 | 11:15 am | 1 Comments

Bitter Cold Temperatures and Snow Expected Tonight and Coming Days; Residents Advised to Take Precautions

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials are advising residents to take precautions against the extremely cold temperatures today and in the coming days. “The temperatures we are experiencing are dangerous and can lead to serious health issues such as frostbite, hypothermia, and heart problems if residents are not prepared,” said CCDPH chief more...

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Harsh Winter Weather is Equally Hard on Pets

By at January 23, 2014 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Harsh Winter Weather is Equally Hard on Pets

The heavy snow and Arctic-like weather of the past week should serve as a reminder to pet owners that special precautions should be made for health and welfare of their dogs and cats. Dr. Donna Alexander, administrator of the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control, issued a number of tips for pet owners to keep in mind during the winter season. “Given more...

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Clerk Orr marries first couple of 2014

By at January 2, 2014 | 12:44 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr marries first couple of 2014

A relentless snowfall that covered the Chicago area Thursday could not deter one couple from becoming Cook County’s first to get married in 2014. Ricca Rivera and Fernando Chaidez had to push their snow-covered car out of their parking spot in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood to make their way to Cook County Clerk David Orr’s downtown office in time to win the more...

Elected Officials , Features

Happy Canoe Year!

By at December 23, 2013 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Happy Canoe Year!

Happy Canoe Year! On January 1, 2014, the Forest Preserves of Cook County will host the annual New Year’s Day Canoe Paddle down the North Branch of the Chicago River. Experienced paddlers are invited to participate in this free tradition, which begins below the Skokie Lagoons and finishes approximately four miles south in Linne Woods The New Year’s Day Canoe Paddle more...

Agencies , Features

Great American Smokeout is November 21, 2013 – it’s a great day to quit

By at November 19, 2013 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Great American Smokeout is November 21, 2013 – it’s a great day to quit

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to set the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout as the day to quit smoking. Currently, 22 percent of suburban Cook County residents smoke, which is slightly higher than the national average of 20.4 percent. CCDPH data indicates that 67 percent of current more...

Features , Hospitals and Health Care

November 20th is G.I.S. Day

By at November 18, 2013 | 2:59 pm | 0 Comment

November 20th is G.I.S. Day

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology allows for the visualization and understanding of geographic data as it relates to the operations of County agencies.  Understanding this data allows Cook County to observe what is going on, measure an event or impact, analyze disparate data, develop plans and ultimately, help County agencies decide on a course of action as more...

Features , Technology

Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

By at October 10, 2013 | 3:05 pm | 0 Comment

Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is pleased to announce that the fall trout fishing season starts at dawn on Saturday, October 19. Catchable-sized rainbow trout (1/2 –1 lbs) will be stocked into Axehead Lake, Belleau Lake, Horsetail Lake, and, new this year, Busse Reservoir North Pool. As part of the stocking process, from October 1 until dawn on October more...

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