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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce City-County Merger in Workforce Development

By at October 20, 2011 | 1:43 pm | 13 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce City-County Merger in Workforce Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a new collaboration between the City of Chicago and Cook County, in which the two governments will work together to merge, reform and revitalize workforce development and job creation efforts throughout Chicagoland. “This new approach to workforce development will allow our companies more...

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Preckwinkle Opens Senior Housing Development in Summit

By at October 20, 2011 | 11:23 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Opens Senior Housing Development in Summit

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle attended a ribbon cutting in Summit, Ill. for the grand opening of a Senior Housing Development made possible in part by a $2.7 million HOME Investment Partnership Program loan (HOME). “With the economy struggling right now, I am proud that Cook County is able to help residents when we can by providing loans to important more...

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Preckwinkle, Cook County Works (CCW) Award $15 million to Community Groups

By at October 14, 2011 | 12:45 pm | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle, Cook County Works (CCW) Award $15 million to Community Groups

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the list of community groups that Cook County Works (CCW) is partnering with by providing more than $15 million.  These service providers, a broader group than in previous years, will provide critical employment and training services to residents throughout South and West Suburban Cook County. Working in more...

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Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserve District’s Comprehensive Desk Audit

By at October 12, 2011 | 2:13 pm | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserve District’s Comprehensive Desk Audit

  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Forest Preserve District General Superintendent Arnold Randall released the findings of a comprehensive desk audit today which was performed to assess the Forest Preserve District’s overall effectiveness.  President Preckwinkle ordered the desk audit to fulfill her commitment to transparency, accountability, more...

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Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

By at October 6, 2011 | 2:25 pm | 1 Comments

Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that her office has awarded the office of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart up to $1 million in matching grant funds to provide services for individuals who are put on Electronic Monitoring within the Cook County criminal justice system.  The announcement comes on the heels of the latest STAR (Set Targets, more...

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Preckwinkle Hosts Roundtable with Business Leaders to Discuss Minority and Women Owned Business Development in Cook County

By at October 5, 2011 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Hosts Roundtable with Business Leaders to Discuss Minority and Women Owned Business Development in Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hosted business leaders throughout Cook County to discuss her ongoing dedication to additional opportunities for M/WBE participation, and the County’s efforts to work with private sector partners to increase access to capital and support services for emerging companies. “I have always said that I believe that the more...

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Preckwinkle Releases Latest STAR Report

By at October 5, 2011 | 1:52 pm | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Releases Latest STAR Report

Continuing her ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the STAR (Set Targets, Achieve Results) Performance Management Report for the 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011. The report reflects the efforts of Preckwinkle’s administration to strengthen the process of performance more...

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Cook County and City of Chicago Announce $11 Million in Identified Savings for 2011

By at October 4, 2011 | 11:56 am | 1 Comments

Cook County and City of Chicago Announce $11 Million in Identified Savings for 2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today highlighted the successful first three months of city-county collaboration, and announced that the task force has identified $11 million in savings. “This committee is focused on finding areas of collaboration,” said President Preckwinkle. “This means not only looking for additional more...

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Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

By at October 3, 2011 | 11:53 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

In an effort to stop the unlawful practices of two neighboring towns, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in announcing that the County has filed a twelve count complaint against the City of Kankakee, the Village of Channahon and three separate Retail Acceptance Brokers to stop a wrongful sales-tax more...

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Preckwinkle, Dart Launch Taskforce to Crack Down on Illegal Cigarette Sales

By at September 30, 2011 | 5:24 pm | 9 Comments

Preckwinkle, Dart Launch Taskforce to Crack Down on Illegal Cigarette Sales

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart today to announce their offices’ joint efforts to crack down on business and individuals who want to skirt the Cook County Tobacco Ordinance requiring retailers and individuals to pay the cigarette tax. Since their collaboration was launched earlier this month, the Department of more...

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