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President Preckwinkle Earns Leadership Role at National Conference

By at July 20, 2011 | 12:40 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Earns Leadership Role at National Conference

Recognizing her continued commitment to quality public healthcare, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was named the Vice Chair of the Health Steering Committee today at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo). The Health Steering Committee handles all matters pertaining to health care delivery and financing, with a particular more...

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Good Government Through the Looking Glass

By at July 20, 2011 | 9:00 am | 1 Comments

Good Government Through the Looking Glass

Originally posted by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the Huffington Post, 7/19/11: "Increasing the effectiveness of governmental programs and services requires a framework to efficiently gauge performance. Put simply, you cannot manage without measuring along the way. As with the citizens of every region of the country, the five million people who more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Sheriff Dart and ICE inconsistencies

By at July 19, 2011 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Sheriff Dart and ICE inconsistencies

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement supporting Sheriff Tom Dart’s recent public comments on the Cook County Jail system.  I applaud Sheriff Dart’s recent public statements highlighting the troubling inconsistencies in current Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies that are in place at the Cook County Jail system.  more...

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President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

By at July 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

The day after introducing and passing a resolution with the Cook County Board opposing deep, proposed cuts to Medicaid, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the membership of the Southland Health Advisory Council, keeping a promise she made in June. "We promised to announce a Southland Health Advisory Council, to create a way for faith and more...

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President Preckwinkle Creates Bond Team with Focus on Local, Minority Firms

By at July 13, 2011 | 9:16 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Creates Bond Team with Focus on Local, Minority Firms

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle submitted the County’s Master Bond Ordinance yesterday as the government takes steps to restructure its debt and establish itself on a more sound financial footing. The ordinance was introduced and referred to the Finance Committee. “Government at every level faces significant economic hardship,” President Preckwinkle more...

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President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

By at July 12, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

With the support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3.9 million HOME Investment Partnership Loan to South Suburban PADS to support the development of a new 77-unit construction rental housing project in Country Club Hills. President Preckwinkle, who met with community leaders in the south suburbs last more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:57 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

In an unprecedented effort to implement long-term financial planning and instill a new culture of accountability in Cook County government, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the first Set Targets, Achieve Results (STAR) performance management report today, joined by elected officials from across the county. This is the first time performance more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

By at July 6, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 6 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Judicial Advisory Council (JAC), an agency under the Office of the President charged with the coordination and reform on the Cook County criminal justice system. The JAC will pursue President Preckwinkle’s campaign promise and long-standing priority of reforming the criminal justice more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Overhaul of Project Shield

By at June 30, 2011 | 7:20 pm | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Overhaul of Project Shield

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that her administration has identified wide-reaching problems with Project Shield and are taking immediate steps to correct the waste of tax-payer dollars and life-threatening risks the project poses. With federal grant funding under the Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative going towards more...

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President Preckwinkle Issues Executive Order Calling for Annual Preliminary Budgets

By at June 29, 2011 | 7:05 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Issues Executive Order Calling for Annual Preliminary Budgets

Continuing her commitment to implementing long-term financial planning at the County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued an executive order requiring annual preliminary budgets from all Cook County agencies and departments. Click here to read the Executive Order, or right click and "Save As" to download The executive order, which President more...

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