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Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Death Of Nikkii Bostic-Jones

By at July 19, 2012 | 11:59 am | 1 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Death Of Nikkii Bostic-Jones

I send my condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Cook County Sheriff's Office Correctional Officer Nikkii Bostic-Jones, who was killed by a hit and run driver last night while heading to her shift at the Cook County Jail.  The tragedy of Bostic-Jones' death is magnified by the fact that the driver who struck her didn't stop, and has not come forward more...

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President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

By at July 18, 2012 | 10:19 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

President Preckwinkle has been honored with American City and County Magazine’s 2012 Leader of the Year Award at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo), held July 13-17 in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to read the above article “I am thrilled to receive this award, and by the vote of confidence from my peers,” President Preckwinkle more...

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Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

By at July 17, 2012 | 11:22 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced new initiatives aimed at removing barriers for small, minority and women owned businesses and stimulating economic growth. At a news conference Tuesday, President Preckwinkle announced three policy initiatives focused on building the capacity for small businesses to create jobs and grow, to do more business more...

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President Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Evans Discuss Bond Court Reform on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at July 13, 2012 | 8:45 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Evans Discuss Bond Court Reform on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

From WTTW.com, July 12, 2012. Click on the image above to watch the video: The vast majority of the 9,400 prisoners in Cook County Jail have not been convicted of a crime, but are waiting for trial. About one-tenth of them are considered low-risk and are being held on low bonds, typically less than $10,000, but either don't have the money to post bond or don't have more...

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President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

By at July 12, 2012 | 11:30 am | 11 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council has concluded its comprehensive six month study on the operation of bond court and pre-trial services, and implementation of initiatives is already underway, President Preckwinkle announced today. The JAC began the study on January 18th at the direction of President Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  The more...

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Statement By President Preckwinkle On Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Proposed Welcoming City Ordinance

By at July 10, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 2 Comments

Statement By President Preckwinkle On Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Proposed Welcoming City Ordinance

I support Mayor Emanuel’s proposed Welcoming City Ordinance, which furthers our community’s decision to be a fair and equal county for immigrants, and underscores the message that we will not target the undocumented who are here to work hard and obey our laws. The mayor’s ordinance, along with Cook County laws, ensures that police officers will be able to focus more...

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President Preckwinkle Appoints Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner

By at July 10, 2012 | 11:16 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Appoints Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner

President Toni Preckwinkle appointed Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner today, and his name has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners for consent and confirmation. Dr. Cina is currently the associate medical director and chief administrative officer of the University of Miami’s Tissue Bank. From 2007 to 2011, he served as deputy chief medical more...

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Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Officially Launches

By at July 9, 2012 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Officially Launches

  Today Cook County and the City of Chicago officially launched the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP), consolidating their separate employment assistance agencies and naming two board chairmen for the new entity, President Preckwinkle announced. Dr. Larry J. Goodman, chief executive officer of Rush University Medical Center, and Frank Clark, former CEO more...

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Criminal Courthouse Renamed After Retired Judge And Civil Rights Leader George N. Leighton

By at June 30, 2012 | 7:48 am | 0 Comment

Criminal Courthouse Renamed After Retired Judge And Civil Rights Leader George N. Leighton

Elected officials, judges, and the public joined the Honorable George N. Leighton and his family on Friday, June 29th for the renaming and dedication ceremony at the Cook County Criminal Court Building. The courthouse, located at 26th and California, will now be known as “The Honorable George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building”. The renaming commemorates Judge more...

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President Preckwinkle and Department of Labor partner to resolve existing concerns within Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 29, 2012 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Department of Labor partner to resolve existing concerns within Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle is working in collaboration with the Department of Labor (DOL) to resolve existing concerns at the Medical Examiner’s Office. For several weeks, Cook County has partnered with the DOL to correct 21 violations cited in the facility. The DOL’s investigation of the ME’s office occurred during the same time the county was conducting its own more...

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