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Assessor Berrios Alerts Taxpayers: Beware Solicitors Charging to File for Missing Property Tax Exemptions

By at October 16, 2012 | 2:16 pm | 0 Comment

Assessor Berrios Alerts Taxpayers: Beware Solicitors Charging to File for Missing Property Tax Exemptions

Originally published at the Cook County Assessor's website: Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced there have been numerous reports of people soliciting taxpayers and offering to file exemption applications on their behalf.  The solicitors, claiming to be Cook County Assessor’s Office employees, research public records and contact taxpayers who may have more...

News , Property and Taxes

Cook County Sheriff Kicks Off “Jail Guitar Doors” Program

By at October 16, 2012 | 2:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Kicks Off “Jail Guitar Doors” Program

Originally published Thursday, October 11, at the Cook County Sheriff website: On Thursday, October 11, the Cook County Sheriff's Office kicked off the new "Jail Guitar Doors" program at Division 11.  The program will offer an eight‐week guitar lesson program for inmates. Jail Guitar Doors was founded by Billy Bragg in 2007 to honor the life of The Clash more...

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Cook County’s Provident Hospital Recognizes National Mammography Month

By at October 16, 2012 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s Provident Hospital Recognizes National Mammography Month

Originally published Friday, October 12, on the Cook County Health and Hospitals System website: Cook County Health and Hospitals System officials announced Friday, October 12th,  that in honor of National Mammography Month, Provident Hospital of Cook County will offer free mammography screenings to the first 50 women who preferably have never had a more...

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President Preckwinkle Heralds Key Public Safety Investments for 2013

By at October 16, 2012 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Heralds Key Public Safety Investments for 2013

Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle announced today the completion of the first significant phase of recommendations laid out in the comprehensive Bond Court study, furthering the County’s efforts to make sustainable and systemic changes to the criminal justice system by working to reduce the jail population and the related costs of public safety in Cook County. The more...

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FPDCC Releases New Land Acquisition Plan

By at October 9, 2012 | 2:41 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC Releases New Land Acquisition Plan

Originally published at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County's website The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) filed its 2012 land acquisition plan with the Board of Commissioners October 3rd. The District’s previous land acquisition plan was published in 1994 and updated in 2000. Earlier this summer, the District issued its first General more...

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Chief Judge Evans, Judge Toomin Announce Attorneys to Mentor Court-Involved Minors

By at October 9, 2012 | 2:38 pm | 2 Comments

Chief Judge Evans, Judge Toomin Announce Attorneys to Mentor Court-Involved Minors

Originally published at  the Circuit Court of Cook County website: Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans and Juvenile Justice Division Presiding Judge Michael P. Toomin today announced that the  juvenile court has partnered with several bar organizations to launch a new program in which male attorneys volunteer to commit to a one year mentoring more...

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President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

By at October 9, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hosptials Website: On Friday, October 5, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ramanathan Raju announced significant progress in two key areas relating to patient care at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, CCHHS’ flagship more...

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New Life on the Des Plaines River: Hofmann Dam Removal Project

By at October 3, 2012 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

New Life on the Des Plaines River: Hofmann Dam Removal Project

Residents in Lyons and Riverside have seen some big changes in the Des Plaines River. In June of this year, the Hofmann Dam was breached, the last of three low-head dams to recently be removed from the River. The first Hofmann Dam was installed in the early part of the last century, when it was not uncommon for the entire Des Plaines River to dry up. Adding the dam more...

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Cook County Honors Military Veterans

By at October 3, 2012 | 2:51 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Honors Military Veterans

From the October 2, 2012 edition of the Oak Lawn Patch.com: "The Salute to Our Armed Forces" event drew more than 300 veterans to the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip. The event was held to honor Cook County service men and women. They rose in unison, more than 300 retired members of the Armed Forces, gathered to remember, to honor their fallen friends and their own more...

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FPDCC NeighborhoodSpace Addresses Big City, Small Spaces

By at October 3, 2012 | 2:45 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC NeighborhoodSpace Addresses Big City, Small Spaces

Have you heard of NeighborSpace? It’s an innovative way for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to support Chicago residents through open space projects that were once considered too small and too urban to be compatible with the District’s system of preserves and natural areas. By design, the Forest Preserves circle the city, an oasis of natural areas and more...

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