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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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Preckwinkle takes steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration: Re-organization & Investment (ROI) Program to generate future savings

By at February 23, 2012 | 11:44 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle takes steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration: Re-organization & Investment (ROI) Program to generate future savings

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 more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the 2013 Illinois Budget proposed by Governor Quinn

By at February 22, 2012 | 3:42 pm | 1 Comments

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the 2013 Illinois Budget proposed by Governor Quinn

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement today on the 2012 Illinois Budget proposed by Governor Quinn: “Today the Governor took great steps to lay out the budgetary problems that Illinois is facing in an honest and forthright manner. He laid out a strong framework for pension reform that I hope will prove a successful roadmap for the more...

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Preckwinkle Launches “Commit to Cook” Campaign at 2012 Auto Show

By at February 17, 2012 | 10:39 am | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches “Commit to Cook” Campaign at 2012 Auto Show

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and representatives of the Chicago Auto Show today to launch the “Commit to Cook” campaign encouraging residents to support Cook County businesses while engaging the business community to spur economic development.   President Preckwinkle laid out an ambitious goal for the more...

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New County Web Portal Offers One-Stop Property Tax Information

By at February 16, 2012 | 1:20 pm | 8 Comments

New County Web Portal Offers One-Stop Property Tax Information

President Toni Preckwinkle and Treasurer Maria Pappas were joined by Assessor Joseph Berrios, Clerk David Orr, Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore and Board of Review Commissioners Michael Cabonargi, Larry Rogers, and Dan Patlak in announcing the creation of a consolidated website that will offer one-stop shopping for property tax information. “We are making one of more...

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Cook County’s Vacant Building Ordinance Takes Effect

By at February 14, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County’s Vacant Building Ordinance Takes Effect

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance goes into effect today. The ordinance is aimed at eliminating blight in communities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis by requiring owners and mortgagees to register their properties with the County and maintain the interior and exterior of the buildings to certain more...

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Preckwinkle, Superintendent McCarthy agree on ticketing for marijuana possession

By at February 9, 2012 | 9:52 am | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle, Superintendent McCarthy agree on ticketing for marijuana possession

An excerpt from a February 8, 2012 story as it appeared in the Chicago Tribune: Drug enforcement measures in place for decades have filled jails with poor and minority offenders, marred police officers' credibility in the neighborhoods they patrol and fractured communities, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Cook County Board President Toni more...

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Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle Announce an Additional $9.2 Million in Savings Through Collaboration

By at February 7, 2012 | 11:57 am | 4 Comments

Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle Announce an Additional $9.2 Million in Savings Through Collaboration

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today met with the member of the City-County Collaboration committee, to receive a report about the advancements that the collaboration has made. Mayor Emanuel and President Preckwinkle received reports detailing the amount of savings that was realized during the second quarter, which totaled more more...

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Ministers Offer President Preckwinkle Support and Solidarity

By at February 1, 2012 | 1:10 pm | 0 Comment

Ministers Offer President Preckwinkle Support and Solidarity

President Preckwinkle today met with ministers from across Cook County to address concerns regarding the medical examiner’s office and the proactive steps her office is taking to remediate problems.  More than sixteen ministers who are members of Interfaith Illinois and the Leaders Network attended the meeting, held early Wednesday morning. The president opened the more...

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President Preckwinkle Institutes Policy And Procedural Changes At The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

By at January 26, 2012 | 12:56 pm | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle Institutes Policy And Procedural Changes At The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office

President Preckwinkle today addressed staff and senior management at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, announcing policy and procedural changes that will institute stricter controls, accountability and disciplinary measures throughout the department.  Today’s announcement marks the culmination of a months-long internal review of operations and hiring needs more...

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