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Cook County Sheriff Unveils Website Redesign

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:33 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Unveils Website Redesign

As part of an ongoing commitment to transparency and helping residents better understand office operations, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is introducing several changes to the sheriff’s website, improving the flow of information to the public. Among the new features at www.cookcountysheriff.com are:   Pictures and descriptions of the sheriff’s more...

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General Business License Deadline Extended to May 1, 2011

By at March 24, 2011 | 2:31 pm | 1 Comments

General Business License Deadline Extended to May 1, 2011

By March 1, 2011, all businesses in unicorporated Cook County will be required to hold a General Business License, or GBL.  The purpose of the GBL is to ensure businesses operating in Unincorporated Cook County, are in compliance with public health and public safety standards, as well as with all other County ordinances. This will prevent illegal businesses from more...

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Cook County Hospitals, CDC and Rush collaborate to research and prevent healthcare-associated infections

By at March 21, 2011 | 2:50 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Hospitals, CDC and Rush collaborate to research and prevent healthcare-associated infections

From Medical News Today, March 21, 2011: The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding researchers at the Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Rush University Medical Center a $2 million grant to continue a successful program aimed at preventing healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic resistance, and other adverse events more...

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Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi to host property tax appeal seminar on 3/28

By at March 21, 2011 | 2:18 pm | 0 Comment

Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi to host property tax appeal seminar on 3/28

On Monday, March 28th at 6:30 PM at the Copernicus Center located at 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a seminar with State Senator John Mulroe (10th District), Alderman Tim Cullerton (38th Ward), Alderman John Rice (36th Ward), Alderman Pat Levar (45th Ward), State Representative Joe Lyons (19th District), more...

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Board of Review Opens Five More Suburban Townships for Property Tax Appeal

By at March 21, 2011 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Board of Review Opens Five More Suburban Townships for Property Tax Appeal

The Cook County Board of Review has announced dates for filing assessment appeal complaints for suburban property owners in Bloom, Elk Grove, New Trier, Orland and Proviso Townships. The filing dates for property assessment appeals begin on Thursday, March 24, 2011 and will end on Friday, April 22, 2011. Property owners may appeal their assessments to the Board if they more...

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Preckwinkle, Sims provide municipalities with economic development tool

By at March 21, 2011 | 11:24 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Sims provide municipalities with economic development tool

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Finance Chairman John Daley and Cook County Board Commissioner Deborah Sims on Monday delivered on a promise to help 13 municipalities with targeted economic development projects through the Cook County No Cash Bid Program. The basic concept of the program is to assist municipalities and other taxing bodies with the more...

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Cook County Sheriff’s online education program for inmates graduates seven

By at March 18, 2011 | 9:03 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff’s online education program for inmates graduates seven

Seven young men charged with non-violent crimes who were just a few credit hours away from receiving their high school diplomas will receive them today after finishing course work online at the Cook County Jail, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced. A graduation ceremony is set for 3:00 p.m. today (March 18, 2011) in the Jury Assembly Room at the Cook County Criminal more...

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3/22 Poll Question: What should we do over our next 100 days?

By at March 17, 2011 | 4:48 pm | 7 Comments

3/22 Poll Question: What should we do over our next 100 days?

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Cook County 100-day report card

By at March 16, 2011 | 10:57 am | 5 Comments

Cook County 100-day report card

  On December 6, 2010 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sworn into office.  A day later, she released her transition report, with 37 initiatives for transforming Cook County. Of these 37, we committed to making significant progress on 29 of them in our first 100 days. The report included ideas from residents and was guided by 80 civic more...

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Cook County Sheriff’s Patrol Officer helps deliver baby

By at March 14, 2011 | 1:07 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Sheriff’s Patrol Officer helps deliver baby

A Cook County Sheriff’s Police officer on routine patrol assisted in the emergency delivery of a baby, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Monday. Officer Michael Kizaric was in the process of conducting a traffic stop around 4 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of Archer and Lockwood Avenues in Stickney, when he was approached by Jonathan Martinez, 31, of Chicago.  more...

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