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Cook County’s Provident Hospital Earns Important LEED Environmental Rating

By at April 19, 2012 | 3:30 pm | 7 Comments

Cook County’s Provident Hospital Earns Important LEED Environmental Rating

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Provident Hospital has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification status, an important environmental rating given to eco-friendly buildings that meet rigorous sustainability standards. Provident Hospital is now a more sustainable facility that will operate more...

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Cook County Defeats Chicago In “Battle of the Bulbs” Environmental Challenge

By at April 19, 2012 | 1:32 pm | 6 Comments

Cook County Defeats Chicago In “Battle of the Bulbs” Environmental Challenge

Cook County is the new champion of the kilowatt-crushing “Battle of the Bulbs” competition, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. The energy reduction challenge pitted the Cook County Building against the City of Chicago City Hall. While the buildings are connected, they have separate addresses, HVAC systems and fire alarm systems. The goal more...

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Cook County Announces Summer Fellowship Program

By at April 18, 2012 | 12:38 pm | 9 Comments

Cook County Announces Summer Fellowship Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the Cook County Government Fellowship Program, a partnership with the Civic Consulting Alliance to provide summer internship opportunities for dedicated young people. “We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for young people in our communities,” Cook County Board President Toni more...

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County-sponsored Energy Audits will Save Businesses $2 Million

By at April 17, 2012 | 4:28 pm | 6 Comments

County-sponsored Energy Audits will Save Businesses $2 Million

With a nod toward Earth Week, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Tuesday that an energy efficiency audit project promoting sustainability will achieve $2 million in energy savings yearly for Cook County businesses, along with a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. More than 150 companies identified considerable energy saving more...

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Cook County Partners With League of Women Voters to Launch New Transparency Measures

By at April 16, 2012 | 2:58 pm | 5 Comments

Cook County Partners With League of Women Voters to Launch New Transparency Measures

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Clerk David Orr, and the League of Women Voters of Cook County held a press conference Monday, April 16th to announce new transparency measures for the Cook County Board. The measures are aimed at making it easier for residents to access and understand Cook County Board proceedings. Efforts were focused on more...

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Distracted Driver Injures Three Cook County Highway Department Workers

By at April 12, 2012 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

Distracted Driver Injures Three Cook County Highway Department Workers

A distracted driver sent three Cook County Highway Department workers to the hospital Tuesday after plowing his car into the back of their truck in south suburban Hazel Crest. The crewmen were filling potholes along Kedzie Avenue at 10:30 a.m. when their dump truck was rear-ended as they were about to exit the vehicle. They were taken by ambulance to Advocate South more...

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Cook County and CTA Collaborate on Broadband Agreement

By at April 12, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County and CTA Collaborate on Broadband Agreement

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool today announced a collaboration that will advance the technological capability of Stroger Hospital, through new broadband infrastructure, at virtually no cost to taxpayers. The new intergovernmental agreement (IGA) will allow the county to utilize eight available more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

By at April 11, 2012 | 1:18 pm | 4 Comments

Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the completion of the Lynwood Wind Study Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Cook County and the Village of Lynwood that led to the construction of two different models of wind turbine and a data center. The newly completed turbines will provide several opportunities for the more...

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Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

By at April 4, 2012 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

Thirteen municipalities across Cook County received 193 certificates of purchase from the 2011 Scavenger Sale as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, President Preckwinkle announced today. The No Cash Bid program is one of the county’s economic development tools designed to help municipalities and other taxing bodies acquire tax delinquent property for reuse more...

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Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

By at April 3, 2012 | 3:14 pm | 12 Comments

Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

Today the Cook County Board approved President Preckwinkle’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for suburban Cook County, the first plan generated in 12 years.  The SWMP outlines the county’s current level of waste generation, disposal and recycling, and makes recommendations for improvement. President Preckwinkle’s 2012 Plan reimagines traditional solid waste more...

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