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Cook County Assessor Berrios Mails Property Tax Exemption Applications to Seniors

By at February 8, 2011 | 1:02 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor Berrios Mails Property Tax Exemption Applications to Seniors

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios was joined by city and county officials on Monday to announce a massive mailing targeted at Senior Citizen homeowners who must now re-apply to receive an annual reduction in their property taxes. “It’s critical in the coming days that seniors watch for the Senior Citizen Exemption application in the mail,” Assessor Berrios more...

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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart discuss 2011 county budgets on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at February 8, 2011 | 9:10 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart discuss 2011 county budgets on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discuss their budgets, budget cuts, consolidation and how to overcome a $487 million deficit. Click here to go to the WTTW-11 more...

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Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County families celebrate Chinese New Year

By at February 6, 2011 | 8:08 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County families celebrate Chinese New Year

From ABC-7 News Chicago--Chicago is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese Mutual Aid Association hosted a Chinese New Year celebration at Truman College. In addition to the traditional lion dance, there were activities for kids. Sen. Dick Durbin, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka and Cook County Board President Toni more...

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Cook County offices to resume full operations

By at February 2, 2011 | 11:01 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County offices to resume full operations

Cook County Board and Forest Preserve District President Toni Preckwinkle announces that the Cook County offices under her jurisdiction and the Cook County Forest Preserve District will resume full operations on Thursday, February 3, 2011 and further requests that the separately elected officials of Cook County and the Independent Health and Hospitals System resume full more...

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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Issues State of Emergency

By at February 2, 2011 | 7:20 am | 10 Comments

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Issues State of Emergency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announces that due to the severe winter storm and hazardous travel conditions, Cook County is in a state of emergency and County employees under the jurisdiction of the Office of the President – except those performing essential services required to provide for the public health and safety of our residents or are more...

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2011 Cook County Budget Address

By at February 1, 2011 | 3:17 pm | 4 Comments

2011 Cook County Budget Address

Delivered by Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, February 1, 2011 Thank you very much. I would like to say a special word of thanks to all the County-wide elected officials who came together, starting back in November, to begin the challenge of filling a $487 million deficit and preparing a balanced budget. Thank you to the members of my administration, more...

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Sweet Home Cook County exhibit now on display

By at January 27, 2011 | 6:52 pm | 0 Comment

Sweet Home Cook County exhibit now on display

An exhibit from Cook County Clerk David Orr's office showcasing Cook County's native celebrities and their achievements is now on display in the Daley Center concourse. The Sweet Home Cook County exhibit fills 12 display cases in the Pedway between City Hall and the Daley Center. It features photos, a timeline and memorabilia for history-makers from Secretary of more...

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President Toni Preckwinkle Unveils FY 2011 Forest Preserve Budget Recommendation

By at January 27, 2011 | 3:27 pm | 1 Comments

President Toni Preckwinkle Unveils FY 2011 Forest Preserve Budget Recommendation

Today, Cook County Forest Preserve District Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled her FY 2011 Executive Budget Recommendation for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.  The balanced budget holds the line on property taxes for the third straight year in a row. Click here to view or download the 2011 Forest Preserve of Cook County Executive Budget more...

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Preckwinkle introduces new performance based management and budgeting initiative

By at January 20, 2011 | 4:47 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle introduces new performance based management and budgeting initiative

Originally published January 19, 2011--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday announced a new initiative to address major components of her administration’s vision for Cook County government. The new performance based management and budgeting ordinance, which was introduced today by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, aims to add transparency, more...

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Cook County Board President introduces new efficiency and transparency initiatives

By at January 20, 2011 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President introduces new efficiency and transparency initiatives

Originally published January 10, 2011--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took new steps today to increase transparency and accountability in her Administration, introducing the Make Cook County More Efficient program and an online public event calendar. To help address both the short and long-term fiscal challenges, the county is turning to its greatest more...

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