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Two-week Camp Kicks Off, Pairing Cook County Sheriff’s Officers, Staff and Kids

By at July 12, 2011 | 1:20 pm | 1 Comments

Two-week Camp Kicks Off, Pairing Cook County Sheriff’s Officers, Staff and Kids

Three years after the Cook County Sheriff’s Office took over full-time policing duties in Ford Heights, children from that community are getting the opportunity to learn more about the world around them and the officers who serve and protect them on a daily basis. Sheriff Dart’s Youth Camp kicks off this week with activities aimed at not only improving the minds more...

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Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

By at June 24, 2011 | 9:52 am | 7 Comments

Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn announced today the launch of Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois, an application development competition. The competition, which will take place over the next six months, will continue the historic open data efforts taking place in Chicago, the Chicago metro area, and throughout more...

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Summer has arrived – get out and enjoy it!

By at June 21, 2011 | 5:27 pm | 0 Comment

Summer has arrived – get out and enjoy it!

“Today marks the first day of summer and it’s a perfect time to venture outdoors for family picnics or bike rides,” CCDPH COO Stephen A. Martin, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H. said. “Unfortunately, it’s also a time when reports of foodborne illness and personal injuries increase. Follow our basic safety tips to help make your summer memories fun and healthy.” Food more...

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Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

By at June 1, 2011 | 3:37 pm | 6 Comments

Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

Cook County Clerk David Orr's office issued its first civil union license this morning to Janean Watkins and Lakeesha Harris of Chicago, who arrived at midnight to be the first couple in line at the Daley Center. About 75 couples and their supporters arrived before the Clerk's office opened at 7:30 a.m. today, the first day Illinois allows civil unions under a law first more...

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Everything you want to know about the first day Cook County begins to issue civil union licenses

By at May 31, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 10 Comments

Everything you want to know about the first day Cook County begins to issue civil union licenses

WHAT: Illinois will begin offering Civil Union licenses at county clerk offices on Wednesday, June 1. The Cook County Clerk’s office will open its downtown office early to mark the momentous occasion. “I’m thrilled this day has finally come,” Clerk David Orr said. “This will be a joyous day for all couples – gay and straight – who want to make history as more...

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Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

By at May 20, 2011 | 3:11 pm | 1 Comments

Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

Join us for a candid discussion of issues that impact the lives and futures of young girls and women. Learn about healthy choices that you can make from experts. Event topics: Young Women’s Physical Health, presented by Dr. Anita Blanchard, Assoc. Prof. OB/Gyn, Univ. of Chicago You Deserve Healthy Relationships, presented by Dr. Ann Russo, Assoc. Prof., Women more...

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Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

By at May 12, 2011 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

Do you have old electronics cluttering up your place?  Old TV's, microwave ovens, laptops and the like?  Bring them to the Hometown City Hall building this Saturday, May 14th and you can recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a Free Electronics Recycling event from 7 am to 2 pm.  The event will be held in the more...

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Behind the Scenes: Notes on Equal Pay for Women

By at May 4, 2011 | 3:48 pm | 4 Comments

Behind the Scenes: Notes on Equal Pay for Women

Behind the Scenes is an ongoing series on the people behind Cook County Government.  In this installment, MaryNic Foster, Executive Director, Cook County Committee on Women's Issues talks about the real live ramifications women face over a lifetime of making .23 less on the dollar.  We're also discussing this issue on our Facebook page.  Click here to join the more...

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Two “royal” couples honored in Cook County

By at April 29, 2011 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

Two “royal” couples honored in Cook County

Two unsuspecting couples were named Cook County "royalty" Friday morning when they entered the Bureau of Vital Records. Cook County Clerk David Orr and Eli's Cheesecake president Marc Schulman decided to have some fun with the hoopla surrounding the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton by surprising a local couple with a three-tiered wedding cake. But more...

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Get there early: Clerk Orr to name first couple to obtain a marriage license on 4/29 “Cook County’s Royal Couple”

By at April 28, 2011 | 2:47 pm | 6 Comments

Get there early: Clerk Orr to name first couple to obtain a marriage license on 4/29 “Cook County’s Royal Couple”

What: In honor of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Clerk David Orr will dub the first couple to obtain a marriage license tomorrow morning as Cook County's royal couple. The couple will cut a three-tiered wedding cake donated by Eli's Cheesecake and take another cake home. When: 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 29 Where: Cook County Vital Records, more...

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