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President Preckwinkle names Frontline Award winner

By at April 20, 2011 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle names Frontline Award winner

Earlier this year, the Office of the President announced the creation of the first annual Frontline award. The award provides employees of Cook County with a formal system to suggest ideas that will help the county meet its four goals—fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, transparency and accountability, and improved services. The goal of this award is to more...

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Minds Matter of Chicago honors Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

By at April 15, 2011 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

Minds Matter of Chicago honors Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

A non-profit group improving educational opportunities for Chicago Public Schools students will honor Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart at its annual fundraiser on April 15th. Minds Matter of Chicago, which is made up of young professionals serving as mentors to students, guiding them through academic rigors and college preparation processes, will have its 5th annual more...

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to be honored with national justice award

By at April 4, 2011 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to be honored with national justice award

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is set to be recognized Tuesday as the 2011 recipient of the John Jay Medal for Justice Community Leader Award – an honor that comes thanks to his inspiring and innovative approaches to law enforcement and community leadership. In a ceremony set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The City University of New York Graduate Center, Dart will be more...

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Election Guide: Suburban Cook County April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election Polls open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

By at April 4, 2011 | 1:20 pm | 0 Comment

Election Guide: Suburban Cook County April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election Polls open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Information about tomorrow's Cook County Consolidated Election: Registered Voters: 1,395,756 Grace-period registrants: 397 Absentee ballot applications: 6,160* Precincts: 1,937 Polling places: 1,210 Election judges working on Election Day: 9,500 College students applying to work Election Day: 890 High school more...

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Cook County Forest Preserve’s Weekend Adventures for April 1-3

By at March 31, 2011 | 4:14 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Forest Preserve’s Weekend Adventures for April 1-3

Hey, all you weekend adventurers! Please join us this weekend for any of the following activities! FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2011 Morning Bird Walks Hal Tyrell Trailside Museum 10 a.m. Casual walks to look for resident and migratory birds. All levels of interest welcome! We have some binoculars to loan. Sand Ridge Audubon Society Meeting Sand Ridge Nature Center 7 more...

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Cook County Forest Preserve Trout Season opens Saturday, April 2nd

By at March 31, 2011 | 2:50 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Forest Preserve Trout Season opens Saturday, April 2nd

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is pleased to announce that catchable sized rainbow trout (1/2 – ¾ lbs. average) will be stocked into Axehead Lake, Belleau Lake, and Sag Quarry-East. The District will be purchasing and stocking approximately 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout between the three sites. The possession of any trout will be illegal from March more...

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Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

Dr. Donna Alexander, director of the Cook County Department of Animal & Rabies Control, is featured in the video, "In the Company of Dogs: How to Prevent Bites and Enjoy Man's Best Friend".  Check out the video below: The video has been submitted to win a 2011 Tellyaward, in the category of Best Non-broadcast Production.  If you like it, vote for it to win. more...

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Results of the 3/22 3-day Poll: What should we do over our next 100 days?

By at March 28, 2011 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

Results of the 3/22 3-day Poll: What should we do over our next 100 days?

We wanted to give you a look at the results of the poll we ran last week and provide you with some feedback as well. Thank you for your submissions. We read and reviewed each one of them. The poll ran from Tuesday, March 22 through Thursday, March 24 asked the question, “What should we do over our next 100 days?” More than 150 people responded with a wide more...

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Cook County Commissioner Reyes, Commission on Women’s Issues co-sponsor “Hurting in Silence” anti-bullying seminar on 3/29

By at March 23, 2011 | 3:02 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Commissioner Reyes, Commission on Women’s Issues co-sponsor “Hurting in Silence” anti-bullying seminar on 3/29

Cook County Commissioner Edwin Reyes and the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues join forces  on Tuesday March, 29th to sponsor "Hurting in Silence, Breaking the Barrier", an anti-bullying seminar. The event, which runs from 1 pm to 3 pm, will take place at the Mirta Ramirez Computer Science Charter School, 1711 N. California Avenue in Chicago. Special guest more...

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Cook County Sheriff’s online education program for inmates graduates seven

By at March 18, 2011 | 9:03 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff’s online education program for inmates graduates seven

Seven young men charged with non-violent crimes who were just a few credit hours away from receiving their high school diplomas will receive them today after finishing course work online at the Cook County Jail, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced. A graduation ceremony is set for 3:00 p.m. today (March 18, 2011) in the Jury Assembly Room at the Cook County Criminal more...

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