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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Issues a Disaster Proclamation for Cook County

By at April 19, 2013 | 8:56 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Issues a Disaster Proclamation for Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today issued a disaster proclamation for Cook County. Severe weather across Cook County has caused significant widespread flooding, with more severe weather forecasted to occur.  Flash flooding has forced evacuations, significantly impacted homes and businesses, and closed numerous roadways. It continues to pose a more...

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Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

By at February 26, 2013 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Executive Director Michael Masters today announced the launch of the Cook County Community Emergency Response Program in a speech at the City Club. The United States Department of Homeland Security and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recommend that more...

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Chicago and Cook County Receive $47 Million to Protect the Public and Critical Infrastructures

By at November 16, 2012 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago and Cook County Receive $47 Million to Protect the Public and Critical Infrastructures

The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), the Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management (DHSEM) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) received $47 million in Homeland Security Grant Funding to continue the development, training and allocation of resources for securing the public and critical infrastructure in the event more...

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Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

By at October 3, 2012 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement that creates a mutual aid relationship between Cook County and the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN). As a member of IPWMAN, Cook County will have access to valuable statewide resources that will allow the County to augment its existing arsenal of resources, and improve response times during more...

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Cook County, Homeland Security, and Forest Preserve District Urge Citizens To Use County Services To Keep Cool

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, Homeland Security, and Forest Preserve District Urge Citizens To Use County Services To Keep Cool

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, along with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are encouraging citizens to be prepared and keep cool as temperatures elevate to the upper 90’s during what the National Weather Service advises is a “heat wave,” a period of extreme more...

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