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Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:36 pm | 1 Comments

Kidney Screening Day is March 19th

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hospitals website Date & Time: March 19, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Stroger Hospital, Cafeteria, No appointment required. Kidney Screening Day, sponsored by the Stroger Hospital’s Department of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI – www.nkfi.org). All screenings are more...

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March is National Social Work Month

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:35 pm | 0 Comment

March is National Social Work Month and the 2013 theme is: “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work.” Our health system social workers are often ‘behind the scenes’, working diligently to strengthen the social and medical safety nets for many of our patients. We salute their more...

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Democratic party picked in ballot lottery

By at March 13, 2013 | 5:35 pm | 0 Comment

Democratic party picked in ballot lottery

The Democratic nominee for the 2nd Congressional District will have the top ballot position in the April 9, 2013 Election following a drawing conducted on February 28th by Cook County Clerk David Orr and Deputy Director of Elections Noah Praetz. At 11 a.m., Orr displayed slips of paper with the parties' names written on them, one Democratic and the other more...

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Former CPD Captain John J. Roberts Named Forest Preserve Chief of Police

By at March 7, 2013 | 3:02 pm | 0 Comment

Former CPD Captain John J. Roberts Named Forest Preserve Chief of Police

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has appointed former Chicago Police Department Captain John J. Roberts to be the District’s new Chief of Police. Roberts will start this position on March 5, 2013. The District’s previous Police Chief, Richard Waszak, retired in late 2012 after ten years in the role. Roberts retired from the more...

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Chief Judge Evans Announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour Set for March 22nd

By at February 28, 2013 | 5:53 am | 0 Comment

Chief Judge Evans Announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour Set for March 22nd

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the court will observe Women’s History Month on Friday, March 22, 2013, with tours of the Richard J. Daley Center courthouse, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago. The Women’s History Month Courthouse Tours will offer the public a sense of day-to-day operations in the Daley Center, which is the main more...

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Toni Preckwinkle’s Testimony on Illinois’ Proposed Conceal Carry Law

By at February 22, 2013 | 9:53 pm | 3 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle’s Testimony on Illinois’ Proposed Conceal Carry Law

My name is Toni Preckwinkle.  I am President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  Chairman Nekritz, Vice-Chairman Williams and Minority Spokesman Reboletti — I appreciate the opportunity to testify before your committee this morning. I was a school teacher on the south side of Chicago and a Board Member of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  I more...

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Cook County Environmental Control and Delta Institute Host Demolition Ordinance Compliance Workshops

By at February 19, 2013 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Environmental Control and Delta Institute Host Demolition Ordinance Compliance Workshops

On March 13th and 14th, Cook County and Delta Institute will host two free public workshops during March to educate employees of Cook County municipalities about the County’s Demolition, Debris and Diversion Ordinance, which came into effect last November. The three-hour workshop will cover: The new ordinance, its benefits and compliance requirements The more...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County Releases its Camping Master Plan

By at January 14, 2013 | 9:05 am | 0 Comment

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Releases its Camping Master Plan

Originally published January 12, 2012 at FPDCC.com Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall today released the District’s new camping master plan. “Our goal was to create a camping program that showcases the rich heritage of our preserves and celebrates the cultural and natural landmarks more...

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Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:20 pm | 2 Comments

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

Everyone six months of age and older should get an influenza, or flu, vaccine, every year. Vaccine is readily available at your local pharmacy, family doctor and grocery stores throughout suburban Cook County. While influenza is a health concern for people of all ages, young children, pregnant women, individuals with a weakened immune system and people aged 65 years and more...

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Cook County Health System Celebrates 10th Anniversary of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health System Celebrates 10th Anniversary of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Originally appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of CookCountyHHS.org Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju today celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.  In its first decade of providing quality healthcare in the new Stroger Hospital, the flagship remains committed to fulfilling more...

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