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Resource Fair Offers Veterans One-Stop Access to Aid and Support

By at September 1, 2012 | 11:57 am | 1 Comments

Resource Fair Offers Veterans One-Stop Access to Aid and Support

Cook County’s Veterans Assistance Commission offered one-stop access to a variety of aid and support during a multi-agency Resource Fair on August 29. Forty-five agencies, organizations and government offices set up booths in the auditorium of the county’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to provide help with employment, continuing education, housing, crisis more...

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Cook County Awarded $175,000 Grant to Upgrade Technology in Medical Examiner’s Office

By at August 28, 2012 | 3:34 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Awarded $175,000 Grant to Upgrade Technology in Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Cook County has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will help modernize the computer software system at the Medical Examiner’s Office. “We made a commitment to institute reforms at the ME’s office, and this accomplishment is another milestone toward our goals,” President more...

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Meet the Members of the Cook County Wellness Council

By at August 23, 2012 | 10:42 pm | 1 Comments

Meet the Members of the Cook County Wellness Council

Cook County’s new Wellness Council convened for the first time to begin an on-going discussion on ways to build a culture of health and fitness for thousands of county employees, President Preckwinkle announced today. The Wellness Council reflects a cross section of the community and is comprised of individuals dedicated to employee wellness, including representatives more...

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President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:47 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, local elected officials and dozens of community leaders joined to unveil the first phase of the re-development of the E Building on the Oak Forest Campus as part of the planned transition to the Oak Forest Health Center. The construction more...

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President Preckwinkle Kicks-off Employee Blood Drive

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Kicks-off Employee Blood Drive

As part of the preparations for employee blood drive on August 15th and 16th, President Preckwinkle took time to congratulate the team of volunteers responsible for coordinating donors in their bureaus and departments.  She spoke of the importance of donating blood, the need to expand the pool of blood donors, and her own experiences as a donor. This year’s more...

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County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:25 am | 3 Comments

County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

Bradley University engineering student Brian Heinrich helped design a bike trail during his summer internship at the Cook County Highway Department. Heinrich and six other engineering students spent 10 weeks working mostly out in the field on projects ranging from bridges and road repairs to drainage design and sewer reconstruction. The students met with President more...

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President Preckwinkle Tours Ingredion Incorporated

By at August 1, 2012 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Tours Ingredion Incorporated

On Thursday, July 26, Cook County  President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski and Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development for Cook County, toured Ingredion  Incorporated (formerly  known as Corn Products International, Inc. ), one of the world’s leading ingredient solutions providers and located in Cook County, Illinois for more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on Rating Agencies’ Response to Cook County’s 2012 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds

By at July 27, 2012 | 9:48 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on Rating Agencies’ Response to Cook County’s 2012 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds

“The Cook County Board approved an ordinance on July 24, 2012 to introduce a new credit structure and capital funding source for County highway projects.  The Bonds will be secured by sales tax revenues, as the County and its finance team recognized the value investors would place on such a broad-based tax revenue pledge.  The new bond offering is estimated to yield more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

By at July 25, 2012 | 1:42 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

President Toni Preckwinkle stopped in Glenview on Wednesday to highlight a number of significant projects being done by the Cook County Highway Department in the village and throughout the northern section of the county. During an outdoor press conference along Harms Road near Wilmette Avenue, President Preckwinkle announced that the repaving project along Harms more...

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Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

By at July 25, 2012 | 8:13 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

On July 24, 2012, the Cook County Board of Commissioners confirmed the appointment of Dr. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner. Dr. Cina brings to the county two decades of experience in the field of forensic pathology, as well as outstanding credentials and executive experience. He is currently the associate medical director and chief administrative officer of the more...

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