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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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President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

By at June 28, 2011 | 10:21 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with mayors from the western suburbs in Maywood today to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding that will be used to improve their communities in the near future. President Preckwinkle said that the $1.4 million in CDBG projects in the western suburbs translates into real jobs for people in the more...

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Standard & Poor’s affirms Cook County long-term bond rating

By at June 27, 2011 | 2:00 pm | 1 Comments

Standard & Poor’s affirms Cook County long-term bond rating

The Cook County Board President issued the following statement this morning in light of Standard &  Poor’s affirming Cook County’s long-term rating and forecasting a stable financial outlook. “We are very pleased to see Standard & Poor’s affirm our AA rating. Government at every level is facing economic hardship. With the fiscal pressures related to more...

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Partnership for New Communities

By at June 24, 2011 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Partnership for New Communities

During the month of July the Partnership for New Communities, a non-profit group of business, civic and foundation leaders focused on bringing economic opportunity to communities throughout Chicago, is offering all employees of Cook County government a $15,000 “Find Your Place in Chicago” incentive should they buy a home in one of five new developments in Chicago. All more...

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Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

By at June 24, 2011 | 9:52 am | 7 Comments

Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn announced today the launch of Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois, an application development competition. The competition, which will take place over the next six months, will continue the historic open data efforts taking place in Chicago, the Chicago metro area, and throughout more...

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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce Expanded Summer Program Opportunities for Cook County Youth

By at June 22, 2011 | 12:43 pm | 5 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce Expanded Summer Program Opportunities for Cook County Youth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced expanded summer program opportunities for youth across Chicago. “We’re investing in our children’s safety and in their futures,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Through coordination between the city, county, business and foundation community, an additional 2,800 kids across the city will more...

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President Preckwinkle Launches Cook County Works Summer Youth Employment Program

By at June 20, 2011 | 2:29 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Launches Cook County Works Summer Youth Employment Program

Reaffirming her commitment to broadening the County’s economic development efforts and creating employment opportunities for youth, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today launched the Cook County Works Youth Employment Program, aimed at providing training and employment to youth throughout the region. “We are emerging from a time of terrible economic more...

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Cook County Board President announces the County’s Set Targets, Achieve Results (S.T.A.R.) Performance Initiative

By at June 15, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 7 Comments

Cook County Board President announces the County’s Set Targets, Achieve Results (S.T.A.R.) Performance Initiative

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with County elected officials today to announce the “Set Targets, Achieve Results” (STAR) initiative, which will inform residents on how their County performs. Earlier this year, the Cook County Board passed an ordinance outlining new standards for performance management within the County. Through the “Set more...

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