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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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Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

By at October 5, 2011 | 8:45 am | 3 Comments

Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

Join the new Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and our partners on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we launch our Community Garden Network at the Harvest Festival, being held at Tommie Brown Sports Association, 2805 West 141st Street in Blue Island.  Admission is free. Activities include: Gardening and fresh food more...

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Inside the City-County Collaboration Report

By at October 4, 2011 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Inside the City-County Collaboration Report

In March 2011, County President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked a committee of civic leaders to explore collaboration opportunities for Cook County and the City of Chicago. The Joint Committee on City-County Collaboration was tasked with identifying ways the City of Chicago and Cook County could reduce costs, streamline services, and improve more...

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Cook County Works Partners with Bank of America on Financial Literacy Workshops

By at October 3, 2011 | 12:35 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Works Partners with Bank of America on Financial Literacy Workshops

In order to more fully address the needs of unemployed and underemployed residents, Cook County Works has enlisted the help of Bank of America to teach workshops on addressing financial issues that arise during periods of economic stress.  Bank of America has trained a corps of 86 volunteers who will be facilitating these workshops in Cook County Works’ One-Stop more...

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Public Safety Officials Announce $54 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Residents in Cook County

By at September 30, 2011 | 4:24 pm | 3 Comments

Public Safety Officials Announce $54 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Residents in Cook County

On Thursday, September 29th,  officials from the State of Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago announced the award of $54.6 million in federal grant funds from the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) to enhance the safety and security of residents in Chicago and Cook County. The grant, intended to increase preparedness efforts, will be used to undertake more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

By at September 22, 2011 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a property tax seminar with Senator John Mulroe (10th District), Representative Michael McAuliffe (20th District), Commissioner Peter Silvestri (9th District) and Alderman Mary O’Connor (41st Ward) on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  The more...

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Preckwinkle Launches Open Data Website, data.cookcountyil.gov

By at September 21, 2011 | 11:16 am | 10 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches Open Data Website, data.cookcountyil.gov

On Wednesday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by Cook County Board Commissioner John Fritchey and Cook County Chief Information Officer Greg Wass unveiled the County’s new “Open Data” website today.  The website is an important step in the President’s continued efforts to bring transparency and accountability to County government by making more...

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Cook County Board of Review Introduces Online Filing for Appeals

By at September 8, 2011 | 10:20 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board of Review Introduces Online Filing for Appeals

Cook County Board of Review Commissioners Larry Rogers, Jr., Michael Cabonargi, and Dan Patlak unveiled the first online filing system allowing taxpayers to appeal their property tax assessment via the Internet.  The online system makes incredible strides in creating a more open and convenient appeal process for taxpayers.  The new filing system was created in more...

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Free Prescription Drug Take-back and Recycling Event in Hanover Township on Saturday, August 13th

By at August 3, 2011 | 9:44 am | 5 Comments

Free Prescription Drug Take-back and Recycling Event in Hanover Township on Saturday, August 13th

Do you have old prescriptions, electronics, car batteries, gently used clothing, and paper cluttering up your place?  Bring them to the Hanover Township Building on Saturday, August 13th  and recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Hanover Township are sponsoring a Free Recycling Extravaganza  and Prescription Take-back event more...

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August 1st is an Air Pollution Action Day

By at August 1, 2011 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

August 1st is an Air Pollution Action Day

Persons with heart or respiratory ailments are advised to limit activities and remain indoors. Participants in the Partners for Clean Air Program are requested to initiate their activities. The general public can help reduce ozone levels by limiting unnecessary driving, by using public transportation, by avoiding refueling, by avoiding the use of oil base paints more...

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