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President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

By at February 6, 2013 | 9:44 am | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the members of the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s Board of Directors, which will oversee the work of the land bank’s efforts to return vacant properties to productive use. The board is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with expertise in a variety of fields, including housing, open space, more...

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Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

By at February 5, 2013 | 4:58 pm | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lauded the passage by the Cook County Board today of an ordinance requiring firearm owners to report the sale, loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. Individuals who sell, lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, are now required to report it to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office within more...

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President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

By at February 4, 2013 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

President Preckwinkle has formed a New Media Council composed of marketing and social media experts who will help the County develop a digital strategy to better engage, serve, and connect with the public. The council has been tasked with providing input and feedback on the County’s on-going efforts to redesign its website. It also is expected to offer more...

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President Preckwinkle Appoints Violence Prevention Advisory Committee

By at January 23, 2013 | 10:34 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Appoints Violence Prevention Advisory Committee

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today named seven individuals to the County’s Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Reduction Advisory Committee. The advisory committee is tasked with studying and making recommendations regarding a gun court in Cook County, and advising the President’s Justice Advisory Council on how to appropriate $2 million in more...

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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:02 am | 4 Comments

Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the United States to establish the innovative planning tool. The Land Bank Authority is being created as an agency of the County so it can help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. It will promote more...

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President Preckwinkle Introduces Ordinance Requiring Lost Or Stolen Firearms Be Reported Within 48 Hours Or Face $1,000 Fine

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:01 am | 9 Comments

President Preckwinkle Introduces Ordinance Requiring Lost Or Stolen Firearms Be Reported Within 48 Hours Or Face $1,000 Fine

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would require gun owners to report the loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. The ordinance will require individuals who lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, to report it to the Sheriff’s Office within 48 hours.  Individuals who fail to comply more...

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President Preckwinkle Welcomes Carlos Ponce as the New Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations

By at January 16, 2013 | 9:07 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Welcomes Carlos Ponce as the New Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pleased to welcome Carlos Ponce as her new Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations. Ponce, 62, has an extensive background in local government, most recently serving as the interim Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Housing Authority. Ponce, who has been on the CHA board since 2003, was charged with the interim more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

By at January 8, 2013 | 2:10 pm | 3 Comments

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

“This commonsense legislation will allow individuals who are already driving to work, school and worship services to continue to do so in Cook County without fear of unnecessary and costly incarceration. Requiring all drivers, regardless of their immigration status, to be trained, tested, licensed and insured will make our roads safer and ease the burden on Cook County more...

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Keeping Resolutions

By at January 4, 2013 | 9:09 am | 0 Comment

Keeping Resolutions

Originally published in the January 3, 2013 edition of FPDCC.com Just a few days ago, many of us made New Year’s resolutions. Very often, we choose resolutions that address something fundamental and ambitious—to get healthy, work harder, be nicer. But we can predict the fate of all too many of these resolutions. More than a few optimistic revelers will set a more...

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President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

By at January 3, 2013 | 2:52 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today urged the Illinois House to adopt legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, citing data that it will ease the burden on Cook County’s courts. In Cook County, more than 40,000 tickets were issued in 2012 to motorists for driving without a license. Cook County traffic court more...

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