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President Preckwinkle Names New Chief Information Officer

By at April 21, 2014 | 11:29 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Names New Chief Information Officer

Simona Rollinson joins Cook County with more than 15 years of private-sector experience Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the appointment of Simona Rollinson as the new Chief Information Officer for Cook County. Rollinson previously served as President of Follett Software, a K-12 technology business with more than 500 employees. Her first day more...

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With Earth Day Approaching, President Preckwinkle Highlights Cook County’s Sustainability Accomplishments and Programs

By at April 17, 2014 | 9:15 pm | 0 Comment

With Earth Day Approaching, President Preckwinkle Highlights Cook County’s Sustainability Accomplishments and Programs

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a week of eco-friendly events and also highlighted the County’s sustainability initiatives over the past year. “Since I took office in 2010, my administration has given high priority to protection of the environment and investing in energy efficiencies,” more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 No Cash Bid Program Results

By at April 15, 2014 | 12:16 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 No Cash Bid Program Results

Thirty-eight taxing districts across Cook County were approved for 420 No Cash Bid purchases as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. Many of those taxing districts began collecting their Certificates of Purchase last week. This marks a 78% increase in the number of approvals over 2011 (the last program more...

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A Letter to the Editor of Newsweek

By at April 2, 2014 | 3:32 pm | 2 Comments

A Letter to the Editor of Newsweek

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle responds to Newsweek Magazine’s March 4, 2014 article: “How Obamacare May Lower the Prison Population More Than Any Reform in a Generation”.  To the Editor: Cook County, home to 130 municipalities including the City of Chicago, is the second largest county in the United States. As President of Cook County’s Board of more...

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Cook County, Illinois Files Lawsuit Against HSBC, Bank of America, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch for Predatory and Discriminatory Mortgage Lending Practices

By at March 31, 2014 | 4:12 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County, Illinois Files Lawsuit Against HSBC, Bank of America, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch for Predatory and Discriminatory Mortgage Lending Practices

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez today filed lawsuits on behalf of Cook County against HSBC, Bank of America and Bank of America subsidiaries including, Countrywide and Merrill Lynch, alleging that their predatory and discriminatory mortgage lending and loan servicing activities violated the Fair Housing Act. The more...

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2014 Cook County Summer Fellowship Program Applications Now Being Accepted

By at March 13, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

2014 Cook County Summer Fellowship Program Applications Now Being Accepted

The Cook County Government Fellowship is a summer internship opportunity in Chicago for graduate students to develop leadership skills, create a civic network and have a lasting, positive impact on Cook County. Within the context of a structured learning environment, Fellows gain first-hand experience in the various departments within Cook County through: Completing more...

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Cook County Board Approves Changes to Strengthen its Minority And Women Owned Businesses Program

By at March 12, 2014 | 2:26 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Board Approves Changes to Strengthen its Minority And Women Owned Businesses Program

The Cook County Board today approved revisions to the County’s procurement code that will strengthen future participation of Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and crackdown on fraudulent activity. “These changes will enhance our ability to hold contractors who skirt the law accountable, while giving worthy M/WBEs greater opportunities to do more...

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President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan

By at February 25, 2014 | 2:59 pm | 5 Comments

President Preckwinkle Launches Long Range Transportation Plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today set in motion the development of a plan that will look at the County’s transportation network and its impact on economic growth and quality of life over the next 25 years. “We can no longer continue to make one-off transportation investments. We need a coherent strategy. The County should invest in transportation more...

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President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

By at February 20, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced proposed revisions to the County’s procurement code to enhance participation of Minority- and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and to crackdown on fraudulent activity. “My administration remains committed to ensuring that M/WBEs share an equal footing with larger companies seeking to do business more...

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President Preckwinkle Proposes Technology Upgrades To Track County Vehicle Locations

By at February 20, 2014 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Proposes Technology Upgrades To Track County Vehicle Locations

The Cook County Board today approved technology upgrades proposed by President Toni Preckwinkle to track the location of County vehicles and automate building inspections, moving away from a paper-based system. The Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system will provide real-time GPS tracking of county vehicles. President Preckwinkle anticipates that over the next several more...

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