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One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

By at April 2, 2012 | 2:03 pm | 12 Comments

One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

A consolidated website that offers one-stop shopping for property tax information is complete and available for use by the public, President Preckwinkle and Treasurer Maria Pappas announced today.  Cook County’s Property Tax Portal can be accessed  through www.CookCountyPropertyInfo.com, and through individual office home pages, such as: www.cookcountyil.gov.  more...

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Cook County Springs Into Health With New Worksite Wellness Initiative

By at April 2, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Springs Into Health With New Worksite Wellness Initiative

President Preckwinkle today announced a broad worksite wellness initiative, “Spring Into Health!” to engage Cook County’s 22,000 employees in a culture of health and fitness.  As part of her commitment to lead by example, Ms. Preckwinkle has designed the new program to foster a healthy work environment that will ensure employees and their families make positive more...

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Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce Reciprocal Certification for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

By at March 27, 2012 | 12:34 pm | 4 Comments

Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce Reciprocal Certification for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a reciprocal certification program the two governments have agreed upon, which will create crucial jobs in women- and minority-owned businesses in Chicago and Cook County. The new program will allow small minority- and women-owned businesses to be certified by just one government, and more...

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President Preckwinkle, Governor Quinn, and Mayor Emanuel Announce First-Ever Converged Data Site

By at March 21, 2012 | 11:42 am | 15 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Governor Quinn, and Mayor Emanuel Announce First-Ever Converged Data Site

Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled http://www.MetroChicagoData.org, the nation’s first “convergence cloud” site that brings public data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois into a single open portal to help increase service efficiencies, access to vital information and new more...

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Cook County Honors Unusung Heroines for Women’s History Month

By at March 15, 2012 | 3:28 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Honors Unusung Heroines for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners joined together to host the 15th Annual Cook County Unsung Heroine Awards at a breakfast ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center today.  The event was emceed by Ms. Merri Dee, a Chicago broadcasting more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

By at March 8, 2012 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners are joining together to host the 15th Annual Cook County Unsung Heroine Awards at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Chicago Cultural Center, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be emceed by more...

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Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

By at March 7, 2012 | 12:06 pm | 10 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council (CCSAC) which will be co-chaired by Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd, and Chris Kennedy, past President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. The Sustainability more...

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Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

By at March 6, 2012 | 5:00 pm | 5 Comments

Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today appointed Carmita Vaughan, CEO of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) to the Illinois Medical District Commission. Preckwinkle cited Vaughan’s strong managerial experience, her familiarity with medical issues and healthcare, and her deep-rooted commitment to service as her main reasons for her selection more...

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Preckwinkle Urges Passage of “Market Fairness Act” Championed by U.S. Senator Durbin

By at March 6, 2012 | 9:28 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Urges Passage of “Market Fairness Act” Championed by U.S. Senator Durbin

At the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference this past weekend, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle passed a resolution in support of the “Marketplace Fairness Act,” a bipartisan proposal aimed at leveling the playing field between local retailers with a physical presence in a community and online retailers. United States Senator more...

Elected Officials , President's Office , Property and Taxes

Preckwinkle takes new steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration

By at February 23, 2012 | 12:33 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle takes new steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the signing of an Executive Order that will strengthen the County’s Budget process and increase collaboration between the President’s office and other offices and departments throughout the County government. The Executive Order mandates the President’s office to issue a preliminary budget on June 30 of more...

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