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Better Healthcare by Inclusion

By at May 29, 2013 | 2:32 pm | 0 Comment

Better Healthcare by Inclusion

Language barriers and cultural beliefs impact treatment goals and outcomes leading to healthcare disparities. The healthcare disparities that exist today can be better managed by appreciating and including culturally diverse groups' needs into treatment plans. From firsthand experience both as the CMO of New York City Health and Hospitals and now as the CEO of Chicago's more...

Features , Hospitals and Health Care , News

Summer Fun in the Cook County Forest Preserves

By at May 29, 2013 | 10:38 am | 1 Comments

Summer Fun in the Cook County Forest Preserves

The summer months are the perfect time to discover the Forest Preserves of Cook County. In addition to regular programs at the District’s six Nature Centers; the summer season also includes a number of special events taking place in locations throughout the County. All events are family-friendly and most are free. “The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was more...

Features , Forest Preserve District , News

The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

By at May 23, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

The 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control clinics allow affordable rabies vaccinations to bring all citizens into compliance with the law. They while providing an essential public health protection against a deadly disease that has caused public health concerns in four states over the past two years. 2013 Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Calendar from more...

Agencies , Features , Hospitals and Health Care , News

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

By at May 10, 2013 | 2:49 pm | 0 Comment

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed an Intergovernmental Agreement between Cook County and the Village of Robbins to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) passed on May 8, 2013. The agreement is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Economic Development, the Department of Building more...

Agencies , Economic Development , News

Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Employee Appeals Board

By at May 7, 2013 | 2:23 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Employee Appeals Board

The Employee Appeals Board hears all appeals by any career service employee not represented by a union, of discharge, demotion, or suspension for a period of more than ten days upon request of the employee.  In addition, the Employee Appeals Board may be requested by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners or by the Chief of Human Resources to prepare more...

Featured News , News , President's Office

The Housing Authority of Cook County to Open Wait List on May 8, 2013

By at May 7, 2013 | 2:16 pm | 0 Comment

The Housing Authority of Cook County to Open Wait List on May 8, 2013

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) will be accepting applications for its site-based wait list for studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom project-based voucher (PBV) units at the Country Club Hills Wellness Center (CCHWC) located at 4411 Gatling Blvd in Country Club Hills, IL 60478. The CCHWC is a permanent supportive housing community serving the homeless. To more...

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Dorothy Brown remembers Jacoby Dickens

By at April 19, 2013 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment

Dorothy Brown remembers Jacoby Dickens

Originally published by on the Cook County Clerk site April 15th, 2013 “He was a great Chicagoan, a product of the South Side, who became a renowned businessman  and later a major philanthropist,” said Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, about Jacoby Dickens, Chairman of the Board of Seaway National Bank. Dickens, who was 81, had been in poor more...

Elected Officials , News

Attend our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion, April 29 at 3:00 pm

By at April 19, 2013 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

Attend our “Justice Through Efficiency” Panel Discussion, April 29 at 3:00 pm

Efficiency is one of the cornerstones of justice. Efficient administration of justice promotes a speedy trial and all of its attendant benefits. While that constitutional right to a speedy trial should be reason enough to strive for greater efficiency, today’s economic climate compels us to work not only harder, but much smarter. Inefficiency, in all of its forms, more...

Agencies , Features , News

Election not over for 7 close races

By at April 14, 2013 | 7:30 am | 0 Comment

Election not over for 7 close races

Originally posted on the Cook County Clerk’s website In seven contests where candidates are divided by four votes or less, the election is not yet over, Cook County Clerk David Orr said Thursday. “I always say one vote makes a difference, and these close races prove how true that is,” Orr said. The close races are: ·         1 vote   – Lincolnwood more...

Elected Officials , News

Orr Files Brief to Dismiss Gay Marriage Opponents’ Motion

By at April 4, 2013 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

Orr Files Brief to Dismiss Gay Marriage Opponents’ Motion

Lawyers for Cook County Clerk David Orr have filed a brief opposing the motion to dismiss a lawsuit to overturn Illinois' ban on gay marriage. The motion to dismiss had been filed by intervenors Webb and Hitzel, downstate county clerks who are opposed to same-sex marriage. Despite being the original defendant in the suit, Darby v. Orr, in his brief Clerk Orr agrees more...

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