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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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President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

By at June 14, 2011 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference to announce the allocation of over $15 million in grant funding for municipalities and community services providers throughout the County. “We are emerging from an economic depression like we haven’t seen since the 1930s. Yet, we have a real opportunity to strengthen Chicago and define Cook more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveils 3 tools to increase transparency

By at June 14, 2011 | 9:15 am | 8 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveils 3 tools to increase transparency

Broadening her efforts to make County Government transparent and accountable, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled three new tools to improve public access to Cook County Board meetings and open the doors of County Government The public can now listen to live broadcasts of Cook County Board meetings with streaming internet radio and can also watch more...

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