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Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

Dr. Donna Alexander, director of the Cook County Department of Animal & Rabies Control, is featured in the video, "In the Company of Dogs: How to Prevent Bites and Enjoy Man's Best Friend".  Check out the video below: The video has been submitted to win a 2011 Tellyaward, in the category of Best Non-broadcast Production.  If you like it, vote for it to win. more...

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Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

From TribLocal for Oak Park/River Forest, March 30th: "On March 16th Seguin Services welcomed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski (16th District) to Seguin’s Carr Center in Cicero. President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Tobolski toured the entire Seguin program complex, including the Portillo’s Learning more...

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Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues to join Equal Pay Day Rally on April 12th

By at March 30, 2011 | 10:35 am | 7 Comments

Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues to join Equal Pay Day Rally on April 12th

April 12th is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how far into the new year a woman must work on average to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. To show support for equal pay, hundreds will gather in Daley Plaza at noon for an Equal Pay Day Rally, sponsored by Women Employed and fourteen other organizations and government agencies. Despite many improvements in more...

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Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

By at March 29, 2011 | 1:43 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of more...

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Cabonargi announces more property tax appeal seminars for Cook County residents

By at March 29, 2011 | 1:00 pm | 1 Comments

Cabonargi announces more property tax appeal seminars for Cook County residents

On Monday, March 28th over 150 taxpayers attended a workshop provided by Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi. The property tax seminar was co-sponsored by State Senator John Mulroe (10th District), Alderman Tim Cullerton (38th Ward), Alderman John Rice (36th Ward), Alderman Pat Levar (45th Ward), and State Representative Joe Lyons (19th District) at the Copernicus Center more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

By at March 29, 2011 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of non-profit, more...

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Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

By at March 29, 2011 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

Participation is picking up in the final days of Early Voting, with 1,970 suburban voters casting ballots on Monday to mark the greatest single day turnout so far this voting period, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday. Since Early Voting began March 14, 18,535 suburban Cook County voters have participated even though fewer than half of all races are more...

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Results of the 3/22 3-day Poll: What should we do over our next 100 days?

By at March 28, 2011 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

Results of the 3/22 3-day Poll: What should we do over our next 100 days?

We wanted to give you a look at the results of the poll we ran last week and provide you with some feedback as well. Thank you for your submissions. We read and reviewed each one of them. The poll ran from Tuesday, March 22 through Thursday, March 24 asked the question, “What should we do over our next 100 days?” More than 150 people responded with a wide more...

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Cook County Department of Environmental Control “takes-back” prescription meds on April 2nd

By at March 28, 2011 | 3:20 pm | 5 Comments

Cook County Department of Environmental Control “takes-back” prescription meds on April 2nd

On Saturday, April 2nd from 8 am to 1 pm, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a medication take-back program.  Area residents are encouraged to bring in their old and unused prescription medications for safe and secure destruction.  The program is designed to keep potentially harmful medications out of the waste and water streams. The more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

By at March 28, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

From WBEZ, 91.5 fm: “I expected to find a lot of inefficiency and a lot of inappropriate behavior, and we’ve found it,” said new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with a laugh, speaking of her first 100 days in office. “I don’t know what to say. Am I surprised? No. I haven’t been surprised. But it is a little discouraging.” Preckwinkle spoke more...

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