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President Preckwinkle, Housing Authority of Cook County Announce Creation of 1,350 New Affordable Housing Units in 2012

By at October 1, 2012 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Housing Authority of Cook County Announce Creation of 1,350 New Affordable Housing Units in 2012

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) announced today the creation of more than 1,300 new affordable housing units in Cook County in 2012. As part of the County’s effort to revitalize the sister agency, President Preckwinkle and HACC Executive Director Richard J. Monocchio have made a strong push for new housing more...

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Cook County Assessor: Reassessment Notices Mailed to South Township Taxpayers

By at October 1, 2012 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Assessor:  Reassessment Notices Mailed to South Township Taxpayers

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that reassessment notices were mailed to close to 15,000 residential property owners in South Township. “Our goal at the Assessor’s Office is to ensure that all property owners are equitably assessed,” Assessor Berrios said. “I encourage all homeowners to review their reassessment notices carefully to be more...

Elected Officials , News , Property and Taxes

Cook County Circuit Court Committee to Study Training of New Judges

By at October 1, 2012 | 12:29 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Circuit Court Committee to Study Training of New Judges

From the website of the Circuit Court of Cook County: Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced he is forming a committee of judges to study and make recommendations on the Circuit Court’s New Judges’ Seminar program. Evans said, “I have asked those of my colleagues to thoroughly review the current curriculum and training more...

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Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 14 Years of Remarkable Success

By at October 1, 2012 | 12:21 pm | 0 Comment

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Celebrates 14 Years of Remarkable Success

The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center announced today a 14-year milestone for the clinic that focuses on the prevention, care, and research of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center was established as a partnership between the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and Rush University Medical Center. Since it opened its doors in 1998, the more...

Hospitals and Health Care , News

Budget Director Andrea Gibson Talks Revenue Increases, Spending Cuts in Speech to City Club of Chicago

By at September 26, 2012 | 1:40 pm | 4 Comments

Budget Director Andrea Gibson Talks Revenue Increases, Spending Cuts in Speech to City Club of Chicago

Story from ChicagoTribune.com: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a combination of targeted tax and fee hikes along with cutting costs to bridge what's expected to be a $115 million budget shortfall next year. But a property tax increase remains off the table, and Preckwinkle plans to push ahead with plans to eliminate the last quarter of more...

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Cook County Treasurer’s Office Announces 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale for Delinquent Property Taxes

By at September 25, 2012 | 9:49 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Treasurer’s Office Announces 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale for Delinquent Property Taxes

Under Illinois law, the Treasurer's Office is required to conduct a Scavenger Sale every two years. This court-ordered 2011 Supplemental Scavenger Sale, at which property taxes delinquent for two or more years will be sold, has been scheduled to commence on October 22, 2012. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. Seat selection is first-come, first-served. At the discretion of the more...

Agencies , News , Property and Taxes

Cook County Clerk Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High Register Voters

By at September 24, 2012 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk Orr, Chicago Fire & Reavis High Register Voters

Cook County Clerk David Orr and the Chicago Fire’s Jay Nolly visited a Reavis High School soccer practice Wednesday afternoon to promote voter registration and urge students to get involved in the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. “If you don’t participate, it’s like your team playing a man short,” Orr said on the school’s soccer field, 6034 W. 77th St., more...

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Cook County State’s Attorney Receives Federal Grant To Support Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

By at September 17, 2012 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County State’s Attorney Receives Federal Grant To Support Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

The U.S. Justice Department has announced that it will renew a federal grant that supports the Cook County State’s Attorney’s efforts to combat human trafficking and the sex trafficking of minor children, according to State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. The $500,000 grant will provide funding over the next two years and will assist in enabling the State’s more...

Elected Officials , Law Enforcement and Jails , News

Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hosts Komen Cure Tissue Bank Event, September 29th

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:48 pm | 7 Comments

Stroger Hospital of Cook County Hosts Komen Cure Tissue Bank Event, September 29th

How can you help in the fight against breast cancer? You can help by donating a tissue sample during an event at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago from 8:30AM to 2:30PM. Saturday, September 29th. Participants can use the parking garage at 1800 West Polk St., which is adjacent to the hospital, free of charge. The tissue samples will be more...

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Have You Turned Up the Volume? Free Hearing Screening September 18th

By at September 12, 2012 | 1:44 pm | 7 Comments

Have You Turned Up the Volume? Free Hearing Screening September 18th

A FREE hearing screening is being offered at the Oak Forest Health Center on Tuesday, September 18th. Untreated hearing loss can affect your life in many ways, creating barriers in speech and language communication in the home,  employment, educational, and other and social settings. A free hearing screening is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18, more...

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