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Marian Hatcher and Brenda Myers-Powell: Two Survivors Fighting to End Human Trafficking in Cook County

By at September 17, 2013 | 4:15 pm | 0 Comment

Marian Hatcher and Brenda Myers-Powell: Two Survivors Fighting to End Human Trafficking in Cook County

[caption id="attachment_13998" align="alignnone" width="550"] From left: Marian Hatcher, and Brenda Myers-Powell[/caption] In an effort to raise awareness about human trafficking, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, along with the Commission on Women’s Issues, is sponsoring a public hearing, “Ending the Exploitation of Women & Girls.” The event takes more...

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Second Annual Forest Preserve of Cook County Nature Photo Contest

By at August 29, 2013 | 1:57 pm | 1 Comments

Second Annual Forest Preserve of Cook County Nature Photo Contest

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting its second annual photo contest. More than 350 photos were submitted in last year’s inaugural contest, with more than 1500 votes cast on the winners. The winning photographs will be featured in the Preserves’ 2014 wall calendar, and in an exhibition in the Cook County building in downtown Chicago and Cook County’s more...

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Don’t Miss Thursday’s Law Library Brown Bag Lunch Discussion on Voting Rights

By at August 26, 2013 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Don’t Miss Thursday’s Law Library Brown Bag Lunch Discussion on Voting Rights

This month's Law Library Brown Bag Lunch Discussion topic is "Voting Rights,"  a particularly timely issue as this month marks both the 48th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Voting rights continue to be very much in the national spotlight, and this session will explore more...

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Public Hearing, September 19th: Ending the Exploitation of Women and Girls: Exploring Future Goals and Objectives

By at August 26, 2013 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Public Hearing, September 19th: Ending the Exploitation of Women and Girls: Exploring Future Goals and Objectives

9/19 Update: Click here to watch today's meeting, beginning at 9:00 am According to the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, there are more people being bought and sold at this moment than in the entire 300-year history of the Atlantic Slave Trade. This public hearing on the efforts of Cook County Government to end the exploitation of women and girls will more...

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Chicago Restaurant Sopraffina Becomes First Bulk Buyer of Cook County Jail Garden Produce

By at July 31, 2013 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Chicago Restaurant Sopraffina Becomes First Bulk Buyer of Cook County Jail Garden Produce

Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today that the Cook County Jail’s urban garden has its first bulk buyer of produce: Chicago-based restaurant Sopraffina. Sopraffina, which has five downtown Chicago locations, specializes in Italian food made from locally raised and sustainable produce. The restaurant will purchase, in bulk, jail-grown Roma tomatoes, basil, kale, more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Launch Centennial Anniversary Campaign

By at June 17, 2013 | 11:06 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Launch Centennial Anniversary Campaign

The Forest Preserves of Cook County, one of the nation’s oldest and largest preserve systems, launched its centennial anniversary campaign today during a special event at the Chicago Cultural Center. As part of the three-year campaign, a new vision is being set for the continued preservation of the Forest Preserves, as well as initiatives to get more Cook County more...

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Better Healthcare by Inclusion

By at May 29, 2013 | 2:32 pm | 0 Comment

Better Healthcare by Inclusion

Language barriers and cultural beliefs impact treatment goals and outcomes leading to healthcare disparities. The healthcare disparities that exist today can be better managed by appreciating and including culturally diverse groups' needs into treatment plans. From firsthand experience both as the CMO of New York City Health and Hospitals and now as the CEO of Chicago's more...

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Summer Fun in the Cook County Forest Preserves

By at May 29, 2013 | 10:38 am | 1 Comments

Summer Fun in the Cook County Forest Preserves

The summer months are the perfect time to discover the Forest Preserves of Cook County. In addition to regular programs at the District’s six Nature Centers; the summer season also includes a number of special events taking place in locations throughout the County. All events are family-friendly and most are free. “The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was more...

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The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

By at May 23, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control clinics allow affordable rabies vaccinations to bring all citizens into compliance with the law. They while providing an essential public health protection against a deadly disease that has caused public health concerns in four states over the past two years. 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar from more...

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Children’s Book Week, May 13-19: Drop Off Used Children’s Books at the Cook County Law Library

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

Children’s Book Week, May 13-19: Drop Off Used Children’s Books at the Cook County Law Library

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!  In 2013, official events will be hosted in a record-breaking 50 cities, along with innumerable local events. Cook more...

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