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President Preckwinkle Delivers Keynote Address at Event on Opportunities for Investment in Chicago’s Southland

By at August 22, 2013 | 8:06 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Delivers Keynote Address at Event on Opportunities for Investment in Chicago’s Southland

Originally published at the Bureau of Economic Development website, August 21, 2013. Click here to go to the full story. Speaking to a full house, President Preckwinkle gave the Keynote Address at Opportunities for Investment in Chicago’s Southland, an event sponsored by IceMiller, LLP, that brought together the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) more...

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Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

By at August 20, 2013 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

The Illinois Partners for Clean Air and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert to individuals and businesses in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Air pollution levels are expected to reach the “Orange” or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” category on the national Air Quality Index on Tuesday, August 20th.  This will more...

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Study: One Summer Chicago Plus Youth Employment Program Cuts Violent Crime Arrests in Half

By at August 9, 2013 | 10:10 am | 0 Comment

Study: One Summer Chicago Plus Youth Employment Program Cuts Violent Crime Arrests in Half

At-risk youth who participated in the 2012 One Summer Plus program experienced a 51 percent drop in arrests for violent crime, according to new study released from the University of Chicago Crime Lab. City officials are building upon that success by studying the impact of One Summer Plus on participants in 2013 and establishing the model for future youth more...

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President Preckwinkle Attends Forum on Veterans Benefits

By at August 2, 2013 | 9:04 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Attends Forum on Veterans Benefits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off a forum on benefits available to county employee veterans by emphasizing the commitment of her administration to helping vets navigate what can often be a confusing system of services available to them. The forum was the inaugural event in the outreach Cook County is making both to its employee veterans more...

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Cook County Board Bans Assault Weapons, Toughens Penalties

By at July 17, 2013 | 3:23 pm | 6 Comments

Cook County Board Bans Assault Weapons, Toughens Penalties

The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved changes to the county’s assault weapons ban and toughened penalties for violations of the ordinance. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-7th) and Commissioner Larry Suffredin (D-13th) sponsored amendments to the “Blair Holt Assault Weapons Ban,” named for more...

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Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

By at July 8, 2013 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

Originally appeared at WTTW.com, July 3, 2013.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has released an initial budget for the next fiscal year, and in it she estimates a $152 million estimated deficit. The good news? This is the smallest projected budget gap since President Preckwinkle took office. However, Preckwinkle warns there are still tough choices more...

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The Housing Authority of Cook County Fights Hunger in the South Suburbs

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:48 am | 0 Comment

The Housing Authority of Cook County Fights Hunger in the South Suburbs

With summer vacation starting for children in Cook County, playing in water parks or on swings is far from the minds of many children that depend on school lunches for nourishment. For that reason, the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) and the Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) have joined forces to implement a Summer Food Service Program, for more...

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Chicago Heights Children to Design Dream Playground

By at June 19, 2013 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago Heights Children to Design Dream Playground

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC), Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and organizers from KaBOOM! will host a design day for children at HACC developments, John Mackler Homes and Sunrise Apartments on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Children from the community will put crayon to paper and draw their dream playgrounds, which will ultimately become a reality. more...

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Turn-in Unused or Expired Meds at Daley Plaza June 20, 2013

By at June 17, 2013 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

Turn-in Unused or Expired Meds at Daley Plaza June 20, 2013

When: Thursday, June 20th from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Daley Plaza Farmer’s Market (Washington and Dearborn) Sponsored by: Cook County Department of Environmental Control In partnership with: City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events City of Chicago Department of Public Health Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Acceptable more...

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Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:17 pm | 1 Comments

Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that she is committing her administration to the ambitious sustainability goal of reducing the County’s Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80 percent over the next several decades. This commitment comes as a result of a just-released report by the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council, co-chaired by more...

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