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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...

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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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Pitch Man

By at April 4, 2013 | 4:57 pm | 0 Comment

Pitch Man

Originally published in the March 14, 2013 edition of the University of Illinois-Chicago Alumni website It’s the greatest job I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot,” declares Arnold Randall ’90 LAS to the packed luncheon crowd in the Loop banquet room at Maggiano’s restaurant. He’s dressed for the occasion—suit and tie, buffed black shoes. This is, more...

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President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

By at April 4, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a new Economic Growth Agenda outlining strategies to strengthen economic development throughout Cook County and the Chicago metropolitan region. President Preckwinkle and her Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), a group of business, non-profit and civic leaders who promote regional economic growth, offered more...

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Watch: Cook County Jail Near Capacity

By at April 3, 2013 | 8:46 am | 1 Comments

Watch: Cook County Jail Near Capacity

Originally appeared in the Tuesday, April 2 edition of WTTW.com Cook County Jail is near capacity. With summer approaching, we talk with three top county officials about what can be done on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Joining us are Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and Cook County Sheriff Tom more...

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Major New Technology Announcement: You can now access the Clerk’s office on your phone!

By at March 28, 2013 | 2:12 pm | 0 Comment

Major New Technology Announcement: You can now access the Clerk’s office on your phone!

In saying, we are the 4th in the country, and the largest Clerk of the Circuit Court in the State, Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County today announced a major new technological addition--new Mobile App designed to put a wealth of court-related information at the user’s fingertips. Now, Court Clerk Mobile Connect offers: Electronic Docket Case more...

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Local Habitat for Humanity affiliate looking for volunteers

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Local Habitat for Humanity affiliate looking for volunteers

Post originally published on March 21st on the Economic Development Blog Local Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs affiliate is looking for volunteers.    On Saturday, March 23rd, they will have a volunteer event at the Bloom Township Center – 425 S. Halsted in Chicago Heights.  Even if you cannot make this event, please contact Habitat for Humanity more...

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Bureau Chief Speaks at Conference on Regional Economic Growth

By at March 22, 2013 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

Bureau Chief Speaks at Conference on Regional Economic Growth

Bureau Chief Herman Brewer,  Cook County Bureau of Economic Development was a featured speaker at the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Chicago  conference, which took place at the Standard Club in downtown Chicago on March 19.   The meeting brought together corporate executives investors, senior advisors, academic and government leaders to explore the full range more...

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April 9th Election Information

By at March 20, 2013 | 11:27 am | 0 Comment

April 9th Election Information

Originally published on the Cook County Clerk Website March 13th More than 2,700 candidates will be running for municipal, school, park, library and fire district offices in suburban Cook County on April 9, 2013, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr. "Voter participation in local elections is crucial for residents to influence issues affecting their more...

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March is National Nutrition Month

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:37 pm | 0 Comment

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, contributing to the increasing prevalence and costs of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke felt in communities all across the nation. The Food and Drug Administration recently revamped its food guidelines, focusing on what a well balanced plate of food should look like, honing in on portion size. This more...

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