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Cook County Sheriff’s Patrol Officer helps deliver baby

By at March 14, 2011 | 1:07 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Sheriff’s Patrol Officer helps deliver baby

A Cook County Sheriff’s Police officer on routine patrol assisted in the emergency delivery of a baby, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Monday. Officer Michael Kizaric was in the process of conducting a traffic stop around 4 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of Archer and Lockwood Avenues in Stickney, when he was approached by Jonathan Martinez, 31, of Chicago.  more...

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Olympic athlete, 14 college graduates among new graduates of Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy

By at March 14, 2011 | 11:34 am | 0 Comment

Olympic athlete, 14 college graduates among new graduates of Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy

A member of two U.S. Olympic teams, two former teachers, a retired fire lieutenant and 14 college graduates were among the 45 cadets to graduate from the Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy, marking the beginning of their law enforcement careers as correctional officers based at the Cook County Jail. Sheriff Thomas J. Dart presided over the ceremonies on 3/9 more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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Cook County partners with ComEd to create energy-saving initiatives

By at March 8, 2011 | 10:26 am | 5 Comments

Cook County partners with ComEd to create energy-saving initiatives

Cook County has entered into a pro bono partnership with ComEd, the state’s largest energy provider, an effort that is designed to save energy and taxpayer dollars. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined today with ComEd chairman and CEO Frank M. Clark to announce an energy-efficiency initiative that is expected to produce $850,000 in annual cost more...

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ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

By at March 8, 2011 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

Cook County has entered into a pro bono partnership with ComEd, the state’s largest energy provider, an effort that is designed to save energy and taxpayer dollars. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined today with ComEd chairman and CEO Frank M. Clark to announce an energy-efficiency initiative that is expected to produce $850,000 in annual cost more...

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Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios extends deadline for Senior Citizen Exemption

By at March 3, 2011 | 4:41 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios extends deadline for Senior Citizen Exemption

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that he has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption until March 22nd so that all eligible seniors may take advantage of this important money saving exemption. “We mailed applications to nearly 300,000 taxpayers who received the Senior Exemption last year but still have not heard back from many of the more...

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Cook County debuts two Web sites, new social media channels

By at March 1, 2011 | 4:46 pm | 10 Comments

Cook County debuts two Web sites, new social media channels

The new Cook County Government homepage is a place where citizens can find out about news, deadlines, programs and other information to help them interact with the county in a smarter way. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said transparency means delivering useful information to the public in real time. This Web site is designed to do that in a logical and more...

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Cook County President Addresses Chicagoland Chamber Board of Directors

By at February 8, 2011 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

Cook County President Addresses Chicagoland Chamber Board of Directors

From the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce--New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle addressed the members of the Chamber Board of Directors at the Board meeting held on Thursday, January 27th. President Preckwinkle highlighted some of the challenges she and her staff have faced during the first fifty days of her presidency. She acknowledged that many of the more...

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Sweet Home Cook County exhibit now on display

By at February 1, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

Sweet Home Cook County exhibit now on display

An exhibit from Cook County Clerk David Orr's office showcasing Cook County's native celebrities and their achievements is now on display in the Daley Center concourse. The Sweet Home Cook County exhibit fills 12 display cases in the Pedway between City Hall and the Daley Center. It features photos, a timeline and memorabilia for history-makers from Secretary of more...

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Nominate Your Community Leader to be a “2011 Community Changer”

By at January 31, 2011 | 1:22 pm | 0 Comment

Nominate Your Community Leader to be a “2011 Community Changer”

In recognition of Black History Month, President Preckwinkle will be sponsoring the 2011 Community Changers Award to recognize outstanding individuals who have contributed to a positive change in their community with a positive attitude and a willingness to help in whatever capacity necessary to accomplish a task or goal. President Preckwinkle is seeking community more...

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