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2011 Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

By at January 9, 2012 | 8:25 am | 7 Comments

2011 Cook County Solid Waste Management Plan Update

As Directed by State Statute, the Cook County Solid Waste Plan is being updated and is now available in draft form for review and comment. The Plan Update will be the subject of a public hearing. An interactive summary of the report recommendations is presented below. A public hearing on the updated plan will take place on Wednesday, February 1st at 1 pm, in more...

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First couple of 2012 excited to live “happily ever after”

By at January 3, 2012 | 12:22 pm | 1 Comments

First couple of 2012 excited to live “happily ever after”

When Diana Basner first set eyes on Jeremy Nichols, his chivalry seemed to good to be true. Nichols intervened when a rude bus driver was berating a female passenger. "I knew then he was something special," said Basner, a 27-year-old preschool teacher. That was five years ago. Basner stayed that night to make sure Nichols wouldn't get arrested. They started talking more...

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Prevent Food Poisoning This Holiday Cooking Season

By at December 14, 2011 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

Prevent Food Poisoning This Holiday Cooking Season

The Cook County Department of Public Health is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid food poisoning this holiday cooking season. Basic steps to preventing most food poisonings: Wash your hands before you handle any food. Clean utensils, counter tops and dishes in hot soapy water between each step in food preparation. Towels and wash cloths should more...

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Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

By at November 7, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, together with Bank of America, teamed up today to highlight their ongoing collaboration providing unemployed and underemployed residents the tools they need to find work and develop critical new skills in this difficult economy. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another more...

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Prescription Drug Take-back in Homewood on October 22nd

By at October 21, 2011 | 4:06 pm | 5 Comments

Prescription Drug Take-back in Homewood on October 22nd

On Saturday, October 22nd from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Village of Homewood 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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A4MC News: Crime Hack Salon, and Round 2 Winners of Apps 4 Metro Chicago Coming on October 17th

By at October 14, 2011 | 4:03 pm | 0 Comment

A4MC News: Crime Hack Salon, and Round 2 Winners of Apps 4 Metro Chicago Coming on October 17th

The results of public voting will be announced at an A4MC Awards Ceremony on Monday October 17th at 3:00 pm at the Hyatt Innovation Center 71 S. Wacker (6th floor). Prizes will be given out to the top ten winning apps of A4MC’s Community Round. The announcement will be preceded by a Crime Data Hack Salon featuring expert speakers discussing the implications of the City more...

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IIT Partners with Cook County to Increase Campus Sustainability with Installation of Composter

By at October 14, 2011 | 12:42 pm | 2 Comments

IIT Partners with Cook County to Increase Campus Sustainability with Installation of Composter

The Department of Environmental Control helped IIT mark another milestone in the university’s efforts to reduce the amount of trash leaving campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new campus composter on Friday, September 30. Through a partnership which included efforts by student groups, a university-sponsored IPRO, the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy more...

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Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

By at October 5, 2011 | 8:45 am | 3 Comments

Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

Join the new Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and our partners on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we launch our Community Garden Network at the Harvest Festival, being held at Tommie Brown Sports Association, 2805 West 141st Street in Blue Island.  Admission is free. Activities include: Gardening and fresh food more...

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Dataset of the Day: Contact Information Map of Cook County Elected Officials

By at October 4, 2011 | 11:43 am | 1 Comments

Dataset of the Day: Contact Information Map of Cook County Elected Officials

   Contact Information Map of Elected Officials Serving Cook CountyPowered by more...

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Dataset of the Day: Top 5 Sheriff’s Police Violations for 2011

By at September 29, 2011 | 12:20 pm | 0 Comment

Dataset of the Day: Top 5 Sheriff’s Police Violations for 2011

Top 5 Sheriff's Police Violations, FY 2011, YTDPowered by more...

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