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Preckwinkle Addresses New Dropout Study

By at December 8, 2011 | 9:40 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Addresses New Dropout Study

An excerpt and video from NBC-5.com's "Ward Room": Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a former teacher, likes to say that she's still an educator, but one with a temp job. Preckwinkle on Wednesday donned both caps when she commented on a new report on high school dropouts as part of a policy forum at The Union League Club of Chicago, at 65 West Jackson more...

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Toni Preckwinkle’s First Year Speech – City Club of Chicago – December 6, 2011

By at December 7, 2011 | 10:48 am | 3 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle’s First Year Speech – City Club of Chicago – December 6, 2011

"One year ago today, I was sworn in as the 34th Cook County Board President. This was after more than two years spent traveling throughout the County, learning firsthand about the issues facing us, speaking with thousands of residents and hearing their concerns. Two years of long hours and hard work.  And that’s before I even walked in the door! Our County needed more...

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Preckwinkle’s First Year in Office

By at December 7, 2011 | 9:12 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle’s First Year in Office

    An excerpt and video from an interview that appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight", December 6th, 2011: Today marks Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's first anniversary on the job. Has she fulfilled her campaign promises?  She joins us to talk about this and more on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Cook County Board President Toni more...

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Cook County: Our First Year

By at December 6, 2011 | 12:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County: Our First Year

What we have done so far Toni has taken responsibility for giving County government a new direction. She said it would not be easy. The County faces daunting challenges. The County is taking some big steps in the right direction. In less than a year in office, the County closed two budget gaps, saving taxpayers $800 million. The progress rests on a framework of more...

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Upcoming Property Tax Assessment Forums, Sponsored by Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr.

By at November 17, 2011 | 1:20 pm | 1 Comments

Upcoming Property Tax Assessment Forums, Sponsored by Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr.

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, has launched an aggressive community outreach campaign in response to the property tax crisis that residents across many communities of Cook County have been facing. He stated that “Through unemployment or underemployment, taxpayers are simply without the means to afford exorbitant tax bills.” more...

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Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forum with Fellow Esteemed Thornton Township Elected Officials

By at November 17, 2011 | 1:03 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forum with Fellow Esteemed Thornton Township Elected Officials

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, along with City of Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz-Qualkinbush, Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims, Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, Village of Riverdale Mayor Deyon Dean, Village of Riverdale Trustee Tiasha D. Echols, Thornton Township Clerk Jacqueline E. Davis-Rivera, Village of more...

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Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

By at November 7, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, together with Bank of America, teamed up today to highlight their ongoing collaboration providing unemployed and underemployed residents the tools they need to find work and develop critical new skills in this difficult economy. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another more...

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Clerk Orr to save $1 million with precinct reductions

By at November 1, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr to save $1 million with precinct reductions

Suburban Cook County will have 14 percent fewer precincts in 2012 - for an estimated $1 million savings - due to Clerk David Orr's continued effort to streamline elections. Orr's measure, approved unanimously Tuesday by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, will eliminate 264 precincts, reducing the number of precincts from 1,937 to 1,673. "This is an enormous more...

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Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forums in Proviso, Rich, and Thornton Townships

By at October 28, 2011 | 3:04 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forums in Proviso, Rich, and Thornton Townships

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, launched an aggressive community outreach campaign in response to the property tax crisis that residents across many communities of Cook County have been facing. He stated that “Through unemployment or underemployment, taxpayers are simply without the means to afford exorbitant tax bills.” Commissioner more...

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President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

By at October 17, 2011 | 11:45 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

Joined by Mayor Peloquin of Blue Island who hosted the Harvest Festival, President Preckwinkle spoke to a large crowd assembled at the Tommie Brown Sports Association in Blue Island, to kick-off the creation of the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network.  Both President Preckwinkle and Mayor Peloquin urged those in attendance to learn about urban agriculture, as well more...

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