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Coin tosses will decide two election contests

By at April 29, 2011 | 4:30 pm | 1 Comments

Coin tosses will decide two election contests

Cook County Clerk David Orr on Monday, May 2, will toss coins to determine the winners of two tied election contests from the April 5 Consolidated Election. In Berwyn School District 98, candidates Fritz Paul-Emile and Joseph A. Festa are tied at 162 votes. They are seeking the third vacancy on the school board. With 458 votes each, Woodie Morris and Gerald R. Davis more...

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Sheriff’s Office first ever declared Shakman compliant

By at April 28, 2011 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Office first ever declared Shakman compliant

Forty-two years after a lawsuit was filed alleging elected officials in Chicago were improperly allowing politics to influence hiring and promotional practices, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office has become the first public office to be dismissed from that lawsuit. After two years of on-site monitoring and reports of activity, U.S. District Court Presiding Magistrate more...

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Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. and Fellow Elected Officials Hold Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forum in Thornton Township

By at April 28, 2011 | 8:52 am | 1 Comments

Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. and Fellow Elected Officials Hold Crucial Property Tax Appeal Forum in Thornton Township

Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, along with Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli, Thornton Township Assessor Christopher D. Gonzalez, Thornton Township Trustee Marion Beck, Village of Riverdale Mayor Deyon L. Dean, Village of Dolton Mayor Ronnie C. Lewis, City of Markham Mayor David Webb, Jr., Village of Phoenix President more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars

By at April 28, 2011 | 8:47 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi is announcing the opening of West Chicago, South Chicago, North Chicago, and Lake Townships for property tax assessment appeals. Appeals will be accepted until May 17.  Taxpayers can get forms from Commissioner Cabonargi either by calling his office or in person at the Cook County Building, Room 601.  In more...

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Nominate yourself to serve on a Board or Commission

By at April 27, 2011 | 4:27 pm | 1 Comments

Nominate yourself to serve on a Board or Commission

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced a plan to reform the process by which her Office selects individuals to serve on the dozens of boards and commissions that affect critical County functions. Preckwinkle said she is making good on an important promise to make Cook County more accessible to residents. “In my inaugural address, I said more...

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Preckwinkle announces reform of Cook County boards and commissions appointment process

By at April 27, 2011 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle announces reform of Cook County boards and commissions appointment process

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced a plan to reform the process by which her Office selects individuals to serve on the dozens of boards and commissions that affect critical County functions. Preckwinkle said she is making good on an important promise to make Cook County more accessible to residents. “In my inaugural address, I said that a lack more...

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Commissioner Larry Rogers hosts two outreach forums, files over 600 property tax appeals

By at April 27, 2011 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Larry Rogers hosts two outreach forums, files over 600 property tax appeals

Last week, Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr., hosted two informative community outreach events in Hyde Park Township to encourage over-assessed property owners to appeal their property taxes. The tax appeal forums were held at Kenwood High School (5015 S. Blackstone, Chicago, IL) and Rainbow PUSH Headquarters (930 E. 50th St., Chicago, IL), within the same more...

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Cook County Works restructures President’s Office of Employment Training (POET), streamlines County workforce training operations

By at April 26, 2011 | 12:43 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Works restructures President’s Office of Employment Training (POET), streamlines County workforce training operations

The President’s Office of Employee Training (POET) will be rebranded as Cook County Works under a restructuring announced today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Works Director Karin Norington-Reaves. Preckwinkle said the name change comes as the agency initiates a major restructuring that will see it refocus its mission, reduce staff more...

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Commissioner Patlak to Conduct Tax Appeal Seminars in Northwestern Suburban Townships

By at April 25, 2011 | 10:45 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Patlak to Conduct Tax Appeal Seminars in Northwestern Suburban Townships

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will conduct various assessment appeal seminars in the Northwest Suburban Townships of Northfield, Hanover, Palatine, Wheeling and Schaumburg. The hour-long seminars will educate taxpayers on the overall process, explaining how to file and present evidence for a successful appeal. “Property taxes are high enough more...

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Clerk Orr joins Lt. Gov. Simon in plan to improve ‘weak’ disclosure

By at April 21, 2011 | 5:28 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk Orr joins Lt. Gov. Simon in plan to improve ‘weak’ disclosure

Cook County Clerk David Orr joined Lt. Governor Sheila Simon Thursday in urging lawmakers to strengthen existing ethics laws, saying current economic disclosures are weak.  "The current state financial disclosure document is flawed by asking questions in ways that fail to identify people's true economic interests," Simon said.  Simon plans to ask lawmakers to more...

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