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Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

By at April 8, 2013 | 2:39 pm | 2 Comments

Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that more than 18,000 Chicago young adults ages 16 to 24 will gain valuable job training and work experience this summer as part of 2013’s One Summer Chicago program. Additionally, over 190,000 opportunities to participate in educational and recreational opportunities will be made more...

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Pitch Man

By at April 4, 2013 | 4:57 pm | 0 Comment

Pitch Man

Originally published in the March 14, 2013 edition of the University of Illinois-Chicago Alumni website It’s the greatest job I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot,” declares Arnold Randall ’90 LAS to the packed luncheon crowd in the Loop banquet room at Maggiano’s restaurant. He’s dressed for the occasion—suit and tie, buffed black shoes. This is, more...

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2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, April 6

By at March 28, 2013 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, April 6

Experienced fishermen and novices alike can enjoy trout fishing at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s three trout fishing locations – Axehead and Belleau Lakes in Park Ridge and Sag Quarry-East in Lemont – when the 2013 season opens on Saturday, April 6. From Monday, April 1 through dawn on Saturday, April 6, the three lakes will be closed to all more...

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Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

By at March 28, 2013 | 12:48 pm | 0 Comment

Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that an online software system called Green Halo has helped contractors recycle thousands of tons of construction debris and stay in compliance with the County’s new Demolition Debris Diversion ordinance. The ecofriendly ordinance requires contractors in suburban and unincorporated Cook County to recycle 70 more...

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Local Habitat for Humanity affiliate looking for volunteers

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Local Habitat for Humanity affiliate looking for volunteers

Post originally published on March 21st on the Economic Development Blog Local Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs affiliate is looking for volunteers.    On Saturday, March 23rd, they will have a volunteer event at the Bloom Township Center – 425 S. Halsted in Chicago Heights.  Even if you cannot make this event, please contact Habitat for Humanity more...

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County Board Honors Barrington High School Students for Extraordinary Volunteerism

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

County Board Honors Barrington High School Students for Extraordinary Volunteerism

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Board of Commissioners Wednesday honored Barrington High School students for their extraordinary volunteering achievements. President Preckwinkle presented a resolution commending the students for their dedication to improving the world through “ambitious and wide-ranging volunteering efforts.” Six student more...

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Briana’s Fight for Life Benefit

By at March 20, 2013 | 11:19 am | 0 Comment

Briana’s Fight for Life Benefit

Originally published on the Cook County Sheriff’s website Please join Sheriff Dart and Cook County Sheriff's Office staff in support of IDOC Director Tony Godinez and his family as they host a benefit for their 24 year old daughter,Briana, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of Stage 3 brain cancer, Anaplastic Astrocytoma. Currently, there is no known cure more...

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Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:36 pm | 1 Comments

Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hospitals website Date & Time: March 19, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Stroger Hospital, Cafeteria, No appointment required. Kidney Screening Day, sponsored by the Stroger Hospital’s Department of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI – www.nkfi.org). All screenings are more...

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Chief Judge Evans Announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour Set for March 22nd

By at February 28, 2013 | 5:53 am | 0 Comment

Chief Judge Evans Announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour Set for March 22nd

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the court will observe Women’s History Month on Friday, March 22, 2013, with tours of the Richard J. Daley Center courthouse, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago. The Women’s History Month Courthouse Tours will offer the public a sense of day-to-day operations in the Daley Center, which is the main more...

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Video showcases African American Veterans During Black History Month

By at February 20, 2013 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Video showcases African American Veterans During Black History Month

[caption id="attachment_12345" align="alignleft" width="350"] Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Bill Browne, director of the Veterans Affairs at Cook County, watch a video showcasing African American veterans, on display in the lobby of the County building during Black History Month.[/caption] Throughout Black History Month, the Cook County Department of more...

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