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The 2012 Fishing Derby is Around the Corner

By at May 14, 2012 | 2:06 pm | 1 Comments

The 2012 Fishing Derby is Around the Corner

Celebrate a summer day fishing at Busse Woods, a Cook County Forest Preserve, with some of your friends and family. Bring your fishing gear and fish for fantastic prizes! No fishing license needed during Illinois Free Fishing days! Commissioner Schnieder's Fishing Derby View more documents from more...

Elected Officials , Features

Prescription Drug Take-back and Electronics Recycling Comes to Triton College Tomorrow

By at May 4, 2012 | 9:04 am | 1 Comments

Prescription Drug Take-back and Electronics Recycling Comes to Triton College Tomorrow

On Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Triton College is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  Citizens will also be able to recycle old electronics as well. This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush more...

Agencies , Environmental , Features

President Preckwinkle and County Board Honor Veterans Wounded in Combat

By at May 1, 2012 | 5:39 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and County Board Honor Veterans Wounded in Combat

President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners today honored veterans from five wars who were wounded in combat. During a ceremony on Tuesday hosted by the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County, 27 seven veterans from five wars were honored, including five who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two others were World War II veterans; three more...

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Preckwinkle Speaks at Equal Pay Day Rally

By at April 24, 2012 | 9:27 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Speaks at Equal Pay Day Rally

On April 17, 2012, over 200 people gathered at Daley Plaza to commemorate Equal Pay Day. The Department of Human Rights and Women’s Issues collaborated with twenty-seven federal, state, local and non-profit agencies to sponsor the 2nd Annual Chicago Equal Pay Day Rally. Equal Pay Day, April 17th of this year, represents the day when a woman’s wage finally catches more...

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The Launch of the First Ever Global Data Science Hackathon

By at April 24, 2012 | 11:32 am | 7 Comments

The Launch of the First Ever Global Data Science Hackathon

Cook County's Open Data Week is partnering with Big Data Week for a global spin on local data. This week, data scientists from around the world will come together on the 28th April for the first ever 24-hour global data science hackathon. The challenge – to improve the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index by coming up with better and more more...

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Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

By at March 27, 2012 | 9:40 am | 7 Comments

Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

On Friday, April 6th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Calumet Township is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

By at March 8, 2012 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners are joining together to host the 15th Annual Cook County Unsung Heroine Awards at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Chicago Cultural Center, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be emceed by more...

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Preckwinkle takes steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration: Re-organization & Investment (ROI) Program to generate future savings

By at February 23, 2012 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle takes steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration: Re-organization & Investment (ROI) Program to generate future savings

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the signing of an Executive Order that will strengthen the County’s Budget process and increase collaboration between the President’s office and other offices and departments throughout the County government.  The Executive Order mandates the President’s office to issue a preliminary budget on June 30 more...

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Winning Projects Announced in Brookfield Zoo’s Science Fair

By at February 7, 2012 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

Winning Projects Announced in Brookfield Zoo’s Science Fair

On Friday, February 3, the Brookfield Zoo hosted a Science Fair for Chicago Public Schools Students. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle attended the event as a guest judge, and recognized three students with the Forest Preserve District's "Wild About Nature" Science Fair Award. The winning students, along with their teachers and families, will be invited to more...

Features , Forest Preserve District , News

Cook County Officials Launch “Rethink Your Drink” Media Campaign

By at January 9, 2012 | 3:48 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Officials Launch “Rethink Your Drink” Media Campaign

As a new year begins and residents are considering resolutions to make healthy changes, the Cook County Department of Public Health launched a new campaign aimed at educating suburban Cook County (SCC) residents about the damaging health effects of consuming sugar-loaded beverages. The campaign, “Rethink Your Drink,” consists of radio, cable, transit, print and more...

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