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2012 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

By at November 30, 2012 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

2012 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Commissioners, Agency heads and Bureau chiefs all gathered in the lobby of 118 N . Clark St. to light the Cook County Holiday Tree.  The event was hosted by Robert Jordan of WLS-TV Channel 7. Click on the image above to view the entire more...

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Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

By at November 19, 2012 | 4:00 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Launches DUI Memorial Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch a program that will let families purchase a memorial marker near the site of a DUI fatality to commemorate the loss of a loved one. Under the new DUI Memorial Program, families can acquire the marker online for fatal DUI crashes on or after January 1, 1990 on highways under the jurisdiction of the more...

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Court ordered parenting class now available online

By at November 13, 2012 | 1:52 pm | 3 Comments

Court ordered parenting class now available online

Originally appeared in the November 13, 2012 edition of CookCountyCourt.org Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and Domestic Relations Division Presiding Judge Grace G. Dickler announced the court today will begin offering court ordered parenting education classes online through a new interactive program, Children in Between Online more...

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Hyde Park Township Property Tax Assessment & Community Forum

By at November 5, 2012 | 3:29 pm | 0 Comment

Hyde Park Township Property Tax Assessment & Community Forum

      Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Holds Property Tax Assessment Appeal and Community Forum in Hyde Park Township to Address Exorbitant Property Tax Bills and Crime Prevention   Chicago, IL. (November 1, 2012) - Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. of the Cook County Board of Review will be hosting a free property tax assessment appeal and more...

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Cook County Designates November As Child Support Awareness Month

By at November 2, 2012 | 1:29 pm | 6 Comments

Cook County Designates November As Child Support Awareness Month

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has designated November as Child Support Awareness Month, part of an educational campaign to highlight the free services available to families seeking child support. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the campaign’s goal is to encourage custodial parents to use the no-cost IV-D Child Support Services Program more...

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Cook County Seeking Tech Talent as it Looks to Upgrade

By at October 30, 2012 | 5:08 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Seeking Tech Talent as it Looks to Upgrade

Originally published in the October 30, 2012 edition of Blacklinereview.com Just like the ’80s blockbuster hit movie, Back to the Future, Cook County is looking back in time to see what it needs to progress forward. Currently, the technology serving the millions of county residents is, literally, trapped in time. And, while the rest of the world marches forward more...

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President Preckwinkle Named a 2012 Public Official of the Year

By at October 24, 2012 | 11:39 am | 8 Comments

President Preckwinkle Named a 2012 Public Official of the Year

As originally published in the October 2012 issue of Governing.com The Turnaround Artist Toni Preckwinkle Running a city or county in these tough economic times is not an easy task. Just ask Cook County, Ill., Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Her first days on the job in December 2010 came with a big surprise: a previously undisclosed $487 million budget deficit. more...

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Cook County Sheriff’s Office Turns Run-Down Parks Into Field of Dreams

By at October 23, 2012 | 5:33 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Turns Run-Down Parks Into Field of Dreams

Originally published Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Cook County Sheriff's website: The Cook County Sheriff's Office invites park districts throughout the county to sign up their baseball fields for Sheriff Dart's "Play Ball" program before the winter season. "It is important for students to have a productive, educational and fun environment to be a part of after more...

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President Preckwinkle, Dr. Raju, Health Advocates Highlight Public Health Benefits of Cigarette Tax

By at October 23, 2012 | 11:00 am | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Dr. Raju, Health Advocates Highlight Public Health Benefits of Cigarette Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ram Raju joined with local physicians and healthcare advocates at the Cook County Trauma and Burn Unit at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital to highlight the public health benefits of a proposed $1 increase in the cigarette tax. Preckwinkle pointed to a recent analysis by more...

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President Preckwinkle Budget “Scores” According to Crain’s Chicago Business

By at October 22, 2012 | 5:43 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Budget “Scores” According to Crain’s Chicago Business

Originally published Monday, October 22, in Crain's Chicago Business Not all local budgets play by the rules By Greg Hinz Ah, fall! Time for some fun and games: a run for a score here, a misdirection play over there, Hail Marys, an occasional fumble and (if the offense stalls) kicking it way, way down the road, er, field. I'm not talking about the Bears and more...

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