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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...

Agencies , President's Office

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Supreme Court’s Ruling To Uphold The Affordable Care Act

By at June 28, 2012 | 10:21 am | 2 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Supreme Court’s Ruling To Uphold The Affordable Care Act

“I applaud today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act. “In accordance with this historic ruling, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System will continue to seek a 1115 Medicaid Waiver from the work Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This waiver, if approved by the federal government, would permit CCHHS to more...

Hospitals and Health Care , President's Office

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Ticketing Vote

By at June 27, 2012 | 2:25 pm | 2 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Ticketing Vote

Today’s City Council vote in favor of marijuana ticketing is a promising step in the right direction. I congratulate and thank Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Daniel Solis, and my former colleagues on the council for supporting the reform of unjust drug policies that burden our court system, police and jail. It is encouraging to see the forward movement with today’s vote, more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2012 | 11:49 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2013, projecting a shortfall of $267.5 million. The latest projection is a clear sign of the progress being made to stabilize County finances after preliminary budget shortfalls of $487 million for FY 2011 and $315 million for FY 2012.  President Preckwinkle pointed more...

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Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

By at June 21, 2012 | 11:59 am | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

[caption id="attachment_7411" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Toni Preckwinkle discusses vacant property strategies in a panel discussion moderated by NPR's Bob Edwards"][/caption] Speaking at a national conference on vacant property and land use, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced her vision for a Cook County Land Bank, an entity more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 19, 2012 | 12:33 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the retirement of Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones and the appointment of Daryl Jackson as the new executive officer of the Medical Examiner’s office.  Dr. Jones retirement is effective July 31st . “Dr. Jones has a wealth of institutional knowledge and we will rely on her expertise to help the county make a more...

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Detail of Changes to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 19, 2012 | 12:31 pm | 3 Comments

Detail of Changes to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

Some of the biggest changes at the ME's office involve additional measures to promote employee health and safety.  For example, the Stroger Hospital Safety Division (SHSD) will begin training employees on safety issues this week, will develop a written hazard plan, and will also obtain more effective personal protective equipment for employees.  On-site infectious more...

Agencies , News , President's Office

Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

By at June 18, 2012 | 11:23 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today was joined by several Board Commissioners to announce the County is increasing its contribution to the One Summer Plus program, a targeted jobs program directed at youth in the city’s high risk communities, to $265,000. The County’s funding to One Summer Plus will aid in providing opportunities for 700 young more...

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Statement From President Preckwinkle On Immigration Executive Order

By at June 15, 2012 | 3:19 pm | 3 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Immigration Executive Order

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Immigration Executive Order: I applaud President Obama’s decision to stop deporting young, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Allowing these young people, who are either in school or the military, to stay and work in the U.S. offers hope to hard working residents and brings us closer to realizing more...

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Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization

By at June 15, 2012 | 3:05 pm | 10 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Decriminalization: We have reached a decisive moment in Chicago and Cook County. Every day, resources are diverted on arrests for low-level marijuana possession, crowding our jail and disproportionately affecting poor and minority families. A year ago I called for the decriminalization of small amounts of more...

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