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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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Former north suburban waste collection agency director tied to $900,000 theft

By at March 14, 2011 | 11:55 am | 0 Comment

Former north suburban waste collection agency director tied to $900,000 theft

The former executive director of a public agency that manages garbage collection for more than  20 north and northwest suburbs has been charged with stealing more than $900,000 in funds from the agency over a four-year period, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced on Friday, March 11th. Christopher Brooke Beal, 47, of Chicago, served as executive more...

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Cook County Sheriffs Police indict millionaire hedge fund trader for perjury

By at March 14, 2011 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriffs Police indict millionaire hedge fund trader for perjury

Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Chicago man accused of perjuring himself in court, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Thursday. Mikhail Malyshev, 41, of the 100 block of Garrison Avenue in Wilmette was indicted on two counts of perjury, a class 3 felony, and appeared in bond court on Wednesday. The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Financial Crimes more...

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Olympic athlete, 14 college graduates among new graduates of Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy

By at March 14, 2011 | 11:34 am | 0 Comment

Olympic athlete, 14 college graduates among new graduates of Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy

A member of two U.S. Olympic teams, two former teachers, a retired fire lieutenant and 14 college graduates were among the 45 cadets to graduate from the Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy, marking the beginning of their law enforcement careers as correctional officers based at the Cook County Jail. Sheriff Thomas J. Dart presided over the ceremonies on 3/9 more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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Cook County Commissioner Earlean Collins to help seniors file for senior property tax exemption

By at March 8, 2011 | 12:48 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Commissioner Earlean Collins to help seniors file for senior property tax exemption

Cook County Commissioner Earlean Collins (1st) along with Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios’ office is sponsoring assistance days to help Cook County seniors living in the First District complete the applications for the senior property tax exemption and senior property tax freeze.  The deadline was extended by Assessor Berrios until March 22nd so that all more...

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ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

By at March 8, 2011 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

Cook County has entered into a pro bono partnership with ComEd, the state’s largest energy provider, an effort that is designed to save energy and taxpayer dollars. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined today with ComEd chairman and CEO Frank M. Clark to announce an energy-efficiency initiative that is expected to produce $850,000 in annual cost more...

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Cook County Board of Review sponsors property tax appeal seminars

By at March 5, 2011 | 2:32 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review sponsors property tax appeal seminars

On Monday, March 14th at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center located at 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a seminar with Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Niles Township Assessor Scott Bagnall on how homeowners may appeal their property assessment and lower their more...

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