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Have You Turned Up the Volume? Free Hearing Screening September 18th

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:44 pm | 7 Comments

Have You Turned Up the Volume? Free Hearing Screening September 18th

A FREE hearing screening is being offered at the Oak Forest Health Center on Tuesday, September 18th. Untreated hearing loss can affect your life in many ways, creating barriers in speech and language communication in the home,  employment, educational, and other and social settings. A free hearing screening is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, more...

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Chief Judge Evans Announces Annual Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours

By at September 7, 2012 | 11:58 am | 0 Comment

Chief Judge Evans Announces Annual Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Annual Latino Hispanic Heritage Month Courthouse Tours of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, will take place on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2012. Co-sponsoring the tours are the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the Puerto Rican Bar more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Encourages Family Safety: September is Preparedness Month

By at September 7, 2012 | 11:54 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Encourages Family Safety: September is Preparedness Month

September 2012 marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month and Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage residents to use this time to prepare for an emergency. Knowing what to do before, during and after an emergency is critical to keeping you and your family safe. “The extreme weather our region has experienced in recent years has more...

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Cook County Clerk of the Court Brown Optomistic About E-Filing Expansion

By at September 4, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk of the Court Brown Optomistic About E-Filing Expansion

Coming off the heels of her inaugural E-Court advisory Committee meeting, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court says she is “optimistic” about an August 23, 2012 letter from Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, in which he notes that the Illinois Supreme Court’s statewide plan to create uniform e-filing principles and standards is expected to be concluded “within more...

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County Sprayed For West Nile Virus Mosquitoes in Evergreen Park Monday Night, August 27th

By at August 28, 2012 | 9:23 am | 0 Comment

County Sprayed For West Nile Virus Mosquitoes in Evergreen Park Monday Night, August 27th

From the Tuesday, August 27th edition of Evergreen Park Patch.com: Evergreen Park residents might notice some odd looking trucks cruising through town this evening. Mosquito abatement trucks will spray throughout the village tonight. As cases of West Nile virus continue to pop up in Evergreen Park and the surrounding suburbs, Cook County is looking to keep the more...

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County jail to expand HIV testing

By at August 28, 2012 | 9:13 am | 0 Comment

County jail to expand HIV testing

From the Tuesday, August 28th edition of chicagotribune.com: "Every day about 200 people pass through the doorways of the Cook County Jail to have their clothes inspected, their pictures taken and their backgrounds checked. Now the incarcerated face one more examination: an HIV test. The Cook County Jail is testing everyone who goes through the intake process more...

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Judge Evans Praises Judges for Newest Juvenile Initiative

By at August 27, 2012 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

Judge Evans Praises Judges for Newest Juvenile Initiative

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and Juvenile Justice Division Presiding Judge Michael P. Toomin announced juvenile court judges have recently diverted 269 minors, who otherwise faced detention in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC), into alternative community and faith-based programs designed to address their individual problems and needs. The Juvenile more...

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Camping In Cook County Forest Preserve District: Master Plan Drafted

By at August 27, 2012 | 1:20 pm | 2 Comments

Camping In Cook County Forest Preserve District: Master Plan Drafted

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) has published an early draft of its camping master plan. The plan is available for public viewing online at www.fpdcc.com/camping. The plan is working document, and remains in a conceptual phase. It was presented to the public for feedback during a series of open meetings held on August 22 and August 23. The final more...

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Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

By at August 16, 2012 | 10:59 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

On Thursday, August 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Bloom Township Senior Services are co-sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back event. This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have more...

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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. If you have a cataract, your vision can also worsen slowly over time. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. As a cataract slowly begins to develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision at more...

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