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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CCHHS CEO Dr. Terry Mason discuss plans for Oak Forest Hospital

By at June 1, 2011 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CCHHS CEO Dr. Terry Mason discuss plans for Oak Forest Hospital

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) Dr. Terry Mason held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss upcoming plans for Oak Forest Hospital. In light of the decision by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Board, CCHHS will begin today the process of a modified plan of operations for Oak Forest more...

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Faith and Community Leaders Stand with Preckwinkle on SB40 and the Oak Forest Transformation Plan

By at May 26, 2011 | 2:48 pm | 1 Comments

Faith and Community Leaders Stand with Preckwinkle on SB40 and the Oak Forest Transformation Plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospital System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Terry Mason called a meeting of faith and community leaders from the Chicago and surrounding suburbs on Thursday morning. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the future of the Cook County Health and Hospital System and the importance of moving forward more...

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Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

By at May 20, 2011 | 3:11 pm | 1 Comments

Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

Join us for a candid discussion of issues that impact the lives and futures of young girls and women. Learn about healthy choices that you can make from experts. Event topics: Young Women’s Physical Health, presented by Dr. Anita Blanchard, Assoc. Prof. OB/Gyn, Univ. of Chicago You Deserve Healthy Relationships, presented by Dr. Ann Russo, Assoc. Prof., Women more...

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President Preckwinkle, commissioners issue statements regarding restructure of Oak Forest Hospital

By at May 12, 2011 | 10:42 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle, commissioners issue statements regarding restructure of Oak Forest Hospital

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday released the following statement in response to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board’s denial of a request by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) to discontinue inpatient care at Oak Forest Hospital: “Despite the Board’s decision, I remain committed to the comprehensive more...

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President Preckwinkle adds top state employment agency official to head County personnel department

By at May 9, 2011 | 1:02 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle adds top state employment agency official to head County personnel department

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the appointment of Maureen O’Donnell as the County’s new Director of Human Resources. O’Donnell most recently served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, a post she held since 2008. “Maureen O’Donnell has managed one of the state’s most critical agencies. She knows more...

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How should Cook County Government measure its performance?

By at May 5, 2011 | 2:24 pm | 7 Comments

How should Cook County Government measure its performance?

In the FY 2011 budget, we lay out how much we’re planning to spend and how much of your taxes are needed. To date, Cook County has never been able to tell you the correlation between services you get versus the taxes we collect. For the first time, the County President will report this summer what the County accomplishes.  The purpose of this performance report more...

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President Preckwinkle names new Director of County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

By at May 5, 2011 | 12:15 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle names new Director of County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the appointment of Michael Masters as Director of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Masters, a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, was the Chief of Staff to Chicago Police Department Superintendent Jody Weis from April 2008 to April 2011. Prior to that, he served as more...

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Cook County President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce anti-violence collaboration

By at May 4, 2011 | 2:40 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce anti-violence collaboration

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced a new partnership between the City, Cook County and the civic community to increase access to summer programs for young people throughout the City and County. “Summer programs provide an incredible service to our children. They open their eyes to new worlds and they are safe more...

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President Preckwinkle adds to County budget, finance teams

By at May 2, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle adds to County budget, finance teams

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced the addition of long-time City of Chicago budget planner Andrea Gibson to her budget team. Gibson most recently served as the City of Chicago’s First Deputy Budget Director in the Office of Budget and Management, a post she held since 2007. Preckwinkle said her administration places a priority on more...

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Preckwinkle announces reform of Cook County boards and commissions appointment process

By at April 27, 2011 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle announces reform of Cook County boards and commissions appointment process

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced a plan to reform the process by which her Office selects individuals to serve on the dozens of boards and commissions that affect critical County functions. Preckwinkle said she is making good on an important promise to make Cook County more accessible to residents. “In my inaugural address, I said that a lack more...

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