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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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President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

By at July 6, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 6 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Judicial Advisory Council (JAC), an agency under the Office of the President charged with the coordination and reform on the Cook County criminal justice system. The JAC will pursue President Preckwinkle’s campaign promise and long-standing priority of reforming the criminal justice more...

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Reassessment Notices Mailed to Bremen Township Taxpayers

By at June 28, 2011 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

Reassessment Notices Mailed to Bremen Township Taxpayers

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that on June 23, 2011, reassessment notices were mailed to close to 33,000 single family and 6,200 condominium homeowners in Bremen Township. "Our goal at the Assessor’s Office is to ensure that all property owners are equitably assessed," Assessor Berrios said. "I encourage all homeowners to review their reassessment more...

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President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

By at June 28, 2011 | 10:21 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with mayors from the western suburbs in Maywood today to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding that will be used to improve their communities in the near future. President Preckwinkle said that the $1.4 million in CDBG projects in the western suburbs translates into real jobs for people in the more...

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Commissioners Gainer, Fritchey host property tax assessment seminar for Lake View Township

By at June 28, 2011 | 8:27 am | 0 Comment

Commissioners Gainer, Fritchey host property tax assessment seminar for Lake View Township

Join Cook County Commissioners Bridget Gainer and John Fritchey at a workshop this Thursday evening for Lake View Township homeowners. Speak with representatives from the Assessor’s office regarding the assessed value of your home and find out if you qualify for money-saving exemptions that can lower your property tax bill. June 30, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:30 more...

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Partnership for New Communities

By at June 24, 2011 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Partnership for New Communities

During the month of July the Partnership for New Communities, a non-profit group of business, civic and foundation leaders focused on bringing economic opportunity to communities throughout Chicago, is offering all employees of Cook County government a $15,000 “Find Your Place in Chicago” incentive should they buy a home in one of five new developments in Chicago. All more...

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Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

By at June 24, 2011 | 9:52 am | 7 Comments

Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn announced today the launch of Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois, an application development competition. The competition, which will take place over the next six months, will continue the historic open data efforts taking place in Chicago, the Chicago metro area, and throughout more...

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Cook County Circuit Court Court to resume June 23rd in Maywood courthouse

By at June 22, 2011 | 4:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Circuit Court Court to resume June 23rd in Maywood courthouse

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced court will resume tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, 2011, in the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse in west suburban Maywood. All court proceedings were canceled Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in the Maywood courthouse after a power outage in the facility caused by severe weather the preceding more...

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Maywood Courthouse Closed Today, June 22nd

By at June 22, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

Maywood Courthouse Closed Today, June 22nd

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced that all court proceedings were canceled today in the Fourth Municipal District Courthouse, located at 1500 Maybrook Drive in west suburban Maywood, due to loss of the building's electrical power.  Chief Judge Evans said the loss of power was due to Tuesday's severe weather and that court proceedings in more...

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