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President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

By at June 14, 2011 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference to announce the allocation of over $15 million in grant funding for municipalities and community services providers throughout the County. “We are emerging from an economic depression like we haven’t seen since the 1930s. Yet, we have a real opportunity to strengthen Chicago and define Cook more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveils 3 tools to increase transparency

By at June 14, 2011 | 9:15 am | 8 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveils 3 tools to increase transparency

Broadening her efforts to make County Government transparent and accountable, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled three new tools to improve public access to Cook County Board meetings and open the doors of County Government The public can now listen to live broadcasts of Cook County Board meetings with streaming internet radio and can also watch more...

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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce the results of joint city-county committee report

By at June 13, 2011 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce the results of joint city-county committee report

Today Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the results of a joint city-county committee, outlining a path to historic levels of City and County collaboration in order to reduce cost and improve services for residents. Click here to read the report “This report is a blueprint for reform. It paves the way for a more...

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Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

By at June 1, 2011 | 3:37 pm | 6 Comments

Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

Cook County Clerk David Orr's office issued its first civil union license this morning to Janean Watkins and Lakeesha Harris of Chicago, who arrived at midnight to be the first couple in line at the Daley Center. About 75 couples and their supporters arrived before the Clerk's office opened at 7:30 a.m. today, the first day Illinois allows civil unions under a law first more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CCHHS CEO Dr. Terry Mason discuss plans for Oak Forest Hospital

By at June 1, 2011 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CCHHS CEO Dr. Terry Mason discuss plans for Oak Forest Hospital

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) Dr. Terry Mason held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss upcoming plans for Oak Forest Hospital. In light of the decision by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Board, CCHHS will begin today the process of a modified plan of operations for Oak Forest more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Introduces Board of Review Appeal forms in Spanish, Polish, and Chinese

By at May 26, 2011 | 4:40 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Introduces Board of Review Appeal forms in Spanish, Polish, and Chinese

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi (2nd) unveiled new multi-lingual appeal form guides to help taxpayers reduce their tax payments. The forms, translated into Polish, Spanish and Chinese, are a guide to the existing forms which are exclusively in English. The new language guides are a first step to making the Board of Review multi-lingual and more...

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Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

By at May 20, 2011 | 3:11 pm | 1 Comments

Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

Join us for a candid discussion of issues that impact the lives and futures of young girls and women. Learn about healthy choices that you can make from experts. Event topics: Young Women’s Physical Health, presented by Dr. Anita Blanchard, Assoc. Prof. OB/Gyn, Univ. of Chicago You Deserve Healthy Relationships, presented by Dr. Ann Russo, Assoc. Prof., Women more...

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Assessor Berrios unveils new assessment notice

By at May 18, 2011 | 1:36 pm | 3 Comments

Assessor Berrios unveils new assessment notice

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has started the 2011 assessment, having mailed the first notices to property owners in Riverside and River Forest. In an effort to provide homeowners with as much information as possible, Assessor Berrios has also redesigned the residential reassessment notice. “This new notice provides more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars throughout Chicago

By at May 10, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars throughout Chicago

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi is hosting seminars on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  Taxpayers can get forms from Commissioner Cabonargi either by calling his office or in person at the Cook County Building, Room 601.   West Chicago, North Chicago, South Chicago, and Lake Townships more...

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Property Tax Appeal Seminar in Chicago’s 19th Ward

By at May 10, 2011 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

Property Tax Appeal Seminar in Chicago’s 19th Ward

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak is announcing seminars that will be offered to taxpayers appealing their 2010 property tax assessments in Chicago's 19th Ward. “Property taxes are high enough already without having to pay extra because of an inaccurate assessment,” said Patlak. “Our office is here to assist property owners who are over more...

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