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The 4 Most Common Questions about Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

By at February 19, 2013 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

The 4 Most Common Questions about Spaying or Neutering Your Pet

Spaying or neutering will NOT make your dog or cat fat and lazy unless they are overfed. It is NOT true that a cat or dog should have one litter before being spayed. This only leads to more unwanted puppies and kittens. It is NOT true that a cat or dog should have one heat cycle before being spayed. Altering your pet will NOT change your pet's personality. more...

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Cook County Offers Savings To Pet Owners During National Spay & Neuter Month

By at February 4, 2013 | 10:32 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Offers Savings To Pet Owners During National Spay & Neuter Month

[caption id="attachment_12144" align="alignleft" width="480"] Dr. Donna Alexander, director of Cook County Animal and Rabies Control, with her pet Leroy Brown, who is neutered and wearing a current rabies tag.[/caption] As part of National Spay and Neuter Month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that residents can receive up to a $40 discount more...

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FPDCC Volunteer Spotlight: Gully Walkers

By at January 4, 2013 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC Volunteer Spotlight: Gully Walkers

Originally published in the January 3, 2013 edition of FPDCC.com Though the name “Gully Walkers” vaguely suggests a band of restless apparitions or the title of a Disney movie, it’s really Friends of the Chicago River’s newest volunteer opportunity, and a unique way to care for the forest preserves and the Chicago River at the same time. Gullies are more...

Features , Forest Preserve District

First couple starts 2013 with a bang

By at January 3, 2013 | 11:09 am | 1 Comments

First couple starts 2013 with a bang

Stephen Pyo and Angela McKinney were so determined to obtain Cook County's first marriage license of 2013 they lined up two hours before Clerk David Orr's office opened on Wednesday morning. "We wanted to start off the new year right," Pyo said. Dressed for the occasion - he in a grey suit, she in a white lace gown and veil - the couple held hands as they more...

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Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:20 pm | 2 Comments

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

Everyone six months of age and older should get an influenza, or flu, vaccine, every year. Vaccine is readily available at your local pharmacy, family doctor and grocery stores throughout suburban Cook County. While influenza is a health concern for people of all ages, young children, pregnant women, individuals with a weakened immune system and people aged 65 years and more...

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Lydia Murray Leads Collaboration in Cook County, Ill.

By at December 18, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Lydia Murray Leads Collaboration in Cook County, Ill.

Originally published in the December 18, 2012 edition of GovTech.com Since September, Cook County, Ill.'s new CIO, Lydia Murray, has taken the tech reins in the county, after former CIO Greg Wass left for a position as a senior adviser at the state governor's office. She's been in charge of financial reporting, revenue, email systems and the county's website, and more...

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Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

By at December 14, 2012 | 4:42 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

Bill Browne, Cook County Director of Veterans affairs, and Abundio Zaragoza, Superintendent of the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission today joined Governor Pat Quinn, Erica Borggren, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Illinois service members to celebrate "Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Weekend", which marks the one-year more...

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December Marks National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

By at December 11, 2012 | 9:49 am | 0 Comment

December Marks National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Originally appeared in the December 9, 2012 edition of CookCountyHHS.org With the Holiday season in full force, it is timely to encourage everyone to enjoy celebrations with family and friends, but to do so responsibly. Impaired driving is a serious public health threat. In one year, nearly 1.5 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or more...

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Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

By at December 7, 2012 | 12:13 pm | 1 Comments

Chicago Region is Named A Leader In Sustainable Transportation

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the Chicago region has been named a 2012 Metro-Scale Sustainable Community Leader by the Institute for Sustainable Communities. The award recognizes Chicagoland’s ongoing leadership in sustainable transportation. Cook County and Chicago share the honor with Will County, the more...

Economic Development , Environmental , Features , Highways , President's Office

FPDCC Opens Oak Forest Heritage Preserve

By at December 7, 2012 | 11:49 am | 0 Comment

FPDCC Opens Oak Forest Heritage Preserve

Originally published November 30, 2012 at the Forest Preserve website The Forest Preserve District of Cook County has opened portions of the new Oak Forest Heritage Preserve to the public. The 176.3 acre preserve is located on 159th Street, east of Cook County’s Oak Forest Medical Center campus. Visitors should enter the Oak Forest Heritage Preserve off of more...

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