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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...

Courts and Public Safety , Hospitals and Health Care , News

Inmates Begin Cleaning Animal Shelter Cages on August 1st

By at August 1, 2011 | 8:06 am | 2 Comments

Inmates Begin Cleaning Animal Shelter Cages on August 1st

Almost a year after Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart initiated discussions about utilizing Cook County Jail inmates to clean animal cages at a city shelter, that program is set to begin on Monday morning. There are 16 minimum-security inmates who will clean cages at the center, helping to save Chicago taxpayers from overtime costs that have been incurred by shortages in more...

Elected Officials , Law Enforcement and Jails , News

President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

By at July 28, 2011 | 10:57 am | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary budget estimates for 2012, projecting a shortfall of $315.21 million in the General Fund for 2012. The release of a preliminary budget is a first for Cook County. Citing the need for a more effective budget process, President Preckwinkle issued an Executive Order on June 29th mandating a preliminary more...

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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...

Agencies , Hospitals and Health Care , News

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...

Law Enforcement and Jails , News , President's Office

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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