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Don’t Miss the Final “Film in The Forest” Tuesday, August 14th

By at August 7, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Don’t Miss the Final “Film in The Forest” Tuesday, August 14th

Learn about birds... Make a kite...Go fly a kite...Relax and enjoy a movie. All in the great out of doors! Activities begin at 6:30pm with the film being shown at dusk til 10:30pm. In the movie, "The Big Year",  hilarious comedians Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from different walks of life who participate in the biggest more...

Features , Forest Preserve District

Meet Doris Salomon, Our New Director of External Affairs

By at August 3, 2012 | 4:56 pm | 1 Comments

Meet Doris Salomon, Our New Director of External Affairs

Doris Salomon has more than twenty years of experience with various corporate and non-profit organizations, with a focus on the Latino community. Doris began her career working with Maldef, the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. As Director of Leadership Development, she implemented the “Chicago leadership Development Program” for Latino more...

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Black United Fund of Illinois to Salute Young Leaders at its Event, “The Embers”

By at July 17, 2012 | 12:14 pm | 3 Comments

Black United Fund of Illinois to Salute Young Leaders at its Event, “The Embers”

Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) will be celebrating the emerging generation of African American leaders at a special reception on Thursday, July 19 at their offices.  BUFI has designated 2012 “The Year of the Man, and as a precursor to their annual Living Legacy/Passing the Torch event in September, they have selected eight emerging  leaders who are making a more...

Features , News

FPDCC’s “Films in the Forest” a Family Entertainment Blockbuster

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC’s “Films in the Forest” a Family Entertainment Blockbuster

No need to dim the lights—Mother Nature will take care of that. No worries about leg room—there is plenty of open space. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show at Films in the Forest, the Forest Preserve District’s new series of films about—and in—the great outdoors. Each month a different feature film with a nature connection will be presented along more...

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Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

By at July 3, 2012 | 10:16 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner Deborah Sims, Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, Dixmoor Mayor Keevan Grimmett and other project partners and community leaders were on hand for the official opening of the Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail. The ribbon cutting was followed by more...

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Sheriff Dart Encourages Safety as 4th of July Approaches

By at July 2, 2012 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart Encourages Safety as 4th of July Approaches

Every year the Cook County Sheriff’s Police confiscate thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks throughout Cook County and Sheriff Dart is encouraging everyone to use caution and be safe during this 4th of July season. Although the rules vary based on what part of Illinois you live in, for the most part, nearly ALL fireworks are illegal in Illinois. All more...

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Enjoy the outdoors this summer – just stay cool and be safe

By at June 27, 2012 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

Enjoy the outdoors this summer – just stay cool and be safe

“Summer is in full swing with the Fourth of July right around the corner,” said Cook County Department of Public Health interim chief operating officer Sandra Martell, RN, DNP. “Now is the time to get outside and enjoy the summer with your family. Just remember while you are enjoying picnics and block parties, this is the time of year when reports of foodborne more...

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Cook County’s Chief Information Officer Talks about Shared Services at Harvard

By at June 19, 2012 | 5:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s Chief Information Officer Talks about Shared Services at Harvard

Greg Wass, Chief Information Officer for Cook County Government is presenting at  "The 2012 Public Sector and Education Shared Services Summit: Pathways to Transformation" conference being hosted by Harvard University. The conference runs from June 20th through June 22nd. Shared services is a responsibility that involves a systemic approach to human capital more...

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President Preckwinkle Tours Motorola Solutions

By at June 13, 2012 | 5:06 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Tours Motorola Solutions

President Preckwinkle toured Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg, Illinois with Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The purpose of the visit was to give President Preckwinkle a tour of the Motorola Solutions campus, and let her know about their technology leadership, having been located in Cook County since 1928. This is the first time more...

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Cook County Health & Hospitals System Announces “Step Up, Get Tested” Series of HIV Testing Events in June

By at June 6, 2012 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Health & Hospitals System Announces “Step Up, Get Tested” Series of HIV Testing Events in June

A collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and other AIDS service organizations throughout the city of Chicago, announced today the launch of a campaign called STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K, the first-ever collaborative National HIV Testing Day event series for the city. Click more...

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