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Cook County, Illinois Treasurer Warns U.S. Homeowners And Retirees Of Local Debt Hazards

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, Illinois Treasurer Warns U.S. Homeowners And Retirees Of Local Debt Hazards

Originally appeared in the December 18, 2012 edition of Forbes.com Maria Pappas has been Cook County Treasurer since 1998. Her office oversees the finances of the 19th largest government in the United States and collects more than $11 billion annually from property taxes on 1.8 million parcels. She served two terms as a Cook County Commissioner before becoming more...

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Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

By at December 19, 2012 | 3:41 pm | 1 Comments

Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

    Originally appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of  CookCountyCourt.org Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced beginning January 14, 2013, the public will not be permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices into any Circuit Court of Cook County courthouse facility except for the Richard J. Daley more...

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

By at December 19, 2012 | 9:04 am | 2 Comments

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, and other county departments have been working to ensure that Cook County is prepared to assist residents during winter months. “Cook County is better prepared to handle winter weather challenges than ever before. Thanks to the more...

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Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

By at December 14, 2012 | 4:42 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, State of Illinois Honors the Anniversary of the End of the War in Iraq

Bill Browne, Cook County Director of Veterans affairs, and Abundio Zaragoza, Superintendent of the Cook County Veterans Assistance Commission today joined Governor Pat Quinn, Erica Borggren, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and Illinois service members to celebrate "Chicago Welcomes Home the Heroes Weekend", which marks the one-year more...

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Cook County Assessor Berrios Certifies 2012 Assessment

By at December 11, 2012 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor Berrios Certifies 2012 Assessment

Originally published in the December 10, 2012 edition of CookCountyAssessor.com Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has certified all 2012 assessment values ahead of schedule and earlier than any other recent City of Chicago assessment. The 2012 assessment of the City of Chicago took 335 days to complete, 110 days less than the 2009 more...

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Cook County Tax Bills Continue To Be Higher In 2013

By at December 11, 2012 | 10:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Tax Bills Continue To Be Higher In 2013

Originally appeared in the December 11, 2012 edition of CookCountyAssessor.com Homeowners will continue to pay $60 to $75 more when they get their second installment property tax bills in 2013, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios said on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the Illinois Senate again failed to pass a law that would allow assessors to go after people more...

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December Marks National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

By at December 11, 2012 | 9:49 am | 0 Comment

December Marks National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

Originally appeared in the December 9, 2012 edition of CookCountyHHS.org With the Holiday season in full force, it is timely to encourage everyone to enjoy celebrations with family and friends, but to do so responsibly. Impaired driving is a serious public health threat. In one year, nearly 1.5 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or more...

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President Preckwinkle Discusses 2 Years in Office on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

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President Preckwinkle Discusses 2 Years in Office on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

  Orignially appeared on December 5, 2012 at more...

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Toni Preckwinkle calls for fair phone rates for inmates

By at December 4, 2012 | 1:08 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle calls for fair phone rates for inmates

Originally published in the December 3, 2012 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times.com For too long, inmates in Cook County have faced a significant barrier to communicating with their loved ones: high-priced phone calls. Inmates and their families have been asked to pay incredibly high rates to talk on the phone, as much as $15 for 15 minutes. Overcharging families for more...

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Become a Forest Preserve Holiday Volunteer

By at December 1, 2012 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Become a Forest Preserve Holiday Volunteer

We often think of the holiday season as a time for giving-to our families, our friends and our larger communities. But what about giving back to the earth? The tallgrass prairies and savannas of Cook County are rarer and more threatened than the tropical rainforests. After nearly two centuries of urban development and farming in the region, they've been reduced to a more...

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