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Final election results posted online

By at April 20, 2011 | 4:03 pm | 0 Comment

Final election results posted online

Final election results for suburban Cook County's April 5, 2011 Consolidated Election are now posted online. The results will be certified to the Illinois State Board of Elections on April 26. The April 5th election featured more than 2,100 candidates, 700 contests and 26 referenda. Unofficial election results were quickly reported; 95 percent of precincts were more...

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Preckwinkle, Cook County announce 2011 Capital Improvement Program

By at April 20, 2011 | 10:02 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Cook County announce 2011 Capital Improvement Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released today a 2011 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that empahasizes a new structure for the organization charged with planning.  The proposed program deferred approximately $80 million worth of previously approved projects. Preckwinkle said the road toward an efficient long-term financial planning starts with the more...

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Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. and other officials host property tax appeal seminar in Hyde Park on April 19th

By at April 18, 2011 | 4:59 pm | 1 Comments

Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. and other officials host property tax appeal seminar in Hyde Park on April 19th

Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review, along with 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Shirley Newsome, 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston, 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson, 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris, 10th Ward Alderman John Pope, 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran, 3rd Legislative District Senator Mattie Hunter, 33rd more...

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Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. Announces Township Openings

By at April 18, 2011 | 4:53 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. Announces Township Openings

Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review is announcing that Lake, North Chicago, South Chicago, West Chicago, Lemont and Worth Townships will be open for property tax appeal filing from Monday, April 18, 2011 until Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He would also like to remind taxpayers of the following deadlines for filing complaints: Friday, April more...

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Cook County requires employees to log political contacts

By at April 18, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County requires employees to log political contacts

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the County and Forest Preserve District will require employees to log contacts from elected officials regarding certain employment actions. President Preckwinkle was joined by Inspector General Patrick Blanchard, Cook County Shakman Compliance Administrator Mary Robinson, and Cook County Forest Preserve more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars in Jefferson Township

By at April 14, 2011 | 3:18 pm | 1 Comments

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Seminars in Jefferson Township

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold several property tax seminars in Jefferson Township on the Northwest side of Chicago.  The tax seminars are opportunities for homeowners to seek relief in their property taxes due to over-valuations to their homes.  The Board of Review accepts appeals from Jefferson Township until April 22. “I more...

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Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

By at April 14, 2011 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

Graduation ceremonies are set for today for the first class of Cook County correctional officer cadets who qualify for financial benefits through the G.I. Bill, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Last month, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs recognized the Sheriff of Cook County Training Academy as an approved site for benefits, meaning military veterans more...

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to recognize dozens of deputies and officers

By at April 13, 2011 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to recognize dozens of deputies and officers

Deputies who ran into burning buildings, an officer who chased a shooter while off-duty and another whose productivity leads the entire department – even as he enters his 33rd year of work - are among those set to be honored at this year’s Cook County Sheriff’s Employee Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The event, hosted by more...

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Vote for the winner of the Cook County Frontline Award

By at April 13, 2011 | 9:20 am | 7 Comments

Vote for the winner of the Cook County Frontline Award

Earlier this year, President Preckwinkle announced the creation of the first annual Frontline Award. The award provides Cook County employees – workers who best understand the services they provide – with a process to submit ideas that improve service or create efficiencies directly to the Board President. Employees were asked to incorporate ideas that met at least more...

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Commissioner Patlak to Host Property Tax Appeal Seminars throughout Suburban Cook County

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

Commissioner Patlak to Host Property Tax Appeal Seminars throughout Suburban Cook County

The office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will conduct various property tax appeal seminars throughout Suburban Cook County. “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 assessed. Our seminars are designed to more...

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