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ALERT: 7/21 is a Cook County Air Pollution Action Day

By at July 21, 2011 | 6:59 am | 1 Comments

ALERT: 7/21 is a Cook County Air Pollution Action Day

From the Cook County Department of Environmental Control: 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 more...

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President Preckwinkle Earns Leadership Role at National Conference

By at July 20, 2011 | 12:40 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Earns Leadership Role at National Conference

Recognizing her continued commitment to quality public healthcare, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was named the Vice Chair of the Health Steering Committee today at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo). The Health Steering Committee handles all matters pertaining to health care delivery and financing, with a particular more...

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ALERT: 7/20 is a Cook County Air Pollution Action Day

By at July 20, 2011 | 1:00 am | 9 Comments

ALERT: 7/20 is a Cook County Air Pollution Action Day

From the Cook County Department of Environmental Control: Today, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, has been declared an Air Pollution Action Day.  An Air Pollution Action Day is declared when weather conditions are such that levels of ozone/particulate matter are expected to be above the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups category of the Air Quality Index Persons with heart or more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Sheriff Dart and ICE inconsistencies

By at July 19, 2011 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Sheriff Dart and ICE inconsistencies

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement supporting Sheriff Tom Dart’s recent public comments on the Cook County Jail system.  I applaud Sheriff Dart’s recent public statements highlighting the troubling inconsistencies in current Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies that are in place at the Cook County Jail system.  more...

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831 couples applied for Civil Union licenses during June

By at July 18, 2011 | 4:44 pm | 1 Comments

831 couples applied for Civil Union licenses during June

Cook County Clerk David Orr issued 831 civil union licenses during June, the first month civil union licenses were issued in Illinois. "It's thrilling to see so many happy couples getting licenses and celebrating their relationships," Orr said. "My office is dedicated to making this milestone special for each and every couple." The Clerk's office collected more than more...

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Commissioner Murphy’s Recent National and Statewide Appointments

By at July 18, 2011 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Murphy’s Recent National and Statewide Appointments

Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy was appointed in February to President Obama’s National Ocean Council Governance Coordinating Committee (NOCGCC) established under Executive Order 13547.  As a local government representative for NOC Murphy joins a group of state, local, and tribal officials to deliberate and coordinate with the Federal government on the National Ocean more...

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President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

By at July 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

The day after introducing and passing a resolution with the Cook County Board opposing deep, proposed cuts to Medicaid, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the membership of the Southland Health Advisory Council, keeping a promise she made in June. "We promised to announce a Southland Health Advisory Council, to create a way for faith and more...

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President Preckwinkle Creates Bond Team with Focus on Local, Minority Firms

By at July 13, 2011 | 9:16 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Creates Bond Team with Focus on Local, Minority Firms

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle submitted the County’s Master Bond Ordinance yesterday as the government takes steps to restructure its debt and establish itself on a more sound financial footing. The ordinance was introduced and referred to the Finance Committee. “Government at every level faces significant economic hardship,” President Preckwinkle more...

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President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

By at July 12, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

With the support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3.9 million HOME Investment Partnership Loan to South Suburban PADS to support the development of a new 77-unit construction rental housing project in Country Club Hills. President Preckwinkle, who met with community leaders in the south suburbs last more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:57 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

In an unprecedented effort to implement long-term financial planning and instill a new culture of accountability in Cook County government, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the first Set Targets, Achieve Results (STAR) performance management report today, joined by elected officials from across the county. This is the first time performance more...

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