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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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Cook County Works restructures President’s Office of Employment Training (POET), streamlines County workforce training operations

By at April 26, 2011 | 12:43 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County Works restructures President’s Office of Employment Training (POET), streamlines County workforce training operations

The President’s Office of Employee Training (POET) will be rebranded as Cook County Works under a restructuring announced today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Works Director Karin Norington-Reaves. Preckwinkle said the name change comes as the agency initiates a major restructuring that will see it refocus its mission, reduce staff more...

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President Preckwinkle names Frontline Award winner

By at April 20, 2011 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle names Frontline Award winner

Earlier this year, the Office of the President announced the creation of the first annual Frontline award. The award provides employees of Cook County with a formal system to suggest ideas that will help the county meet its four goals—fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, transparency and accountability, and improved services. The goal of this award is to more...

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Preckwinkle, Cook County announce 2011 Capital Improvement Program

By at April 20, 2011 | 10:02 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Cook County announce 2011 Capital Improvement Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released today a 2011 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that empahasizes a new structure for the organization charged with planning.  The proposed program deferred approximately $80 million worth of previously approved projects. Preckwinkle said the road toward an efficient long-term financial planning starts with the more...

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Preckwinkle, Fritchey move to open up Cook County data

By at April 19, 2011 | 10:03 am | 22 Comments

Preckwinkle, Fritchey move to open up Cook County data

Right-click to open the above image in a new tab or window. To view the interactive version, make sure your viewer is in slideshow mode Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey today announced a major initiative to bring meaningful transparency reforms to Cook County.  The Open Cook County Plan is aimed at making county more...

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Cook County requires employees to log political contacts

By at April 18, 2011 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County requires employees to log political contacts

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the County and Forest Preserve District will require employees to log contacts from elected officials regarding certain employment actions. President Preckwinkle was joined by Inspector General Patrick Blanchard, Cook County Shakman Compliance Administrator Mary Robinson, and Cook County Forest Preserve more...

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Vote for the winner of the Cook County Frontline Award

By at April 13, 2011 | 9:20 am | 7 Comments

Vote for the winner of the Cook County Frontline Award

Earlier this year, President Preckwinkle announced the creation of the first annual Frontline Award. The award provides Cook County employees – workers who best understand the services they provide – with a process to submit ideas that improve service or create efficiencies directly to the Board President. Employees were asked to incorporate ideas that met at least more...

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Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

By at April 11, 2011 | 10:13 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

Cook County Board President on Monday introduced the County’s new Director of the Department of Environmental Control and as Chief Sustainability Officer, Deborah Stone The Department is the County’s “eyes, ears and nose” for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies (IEPA) for air pollution more...

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President Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Randall announce sweeping reforms

By at April 4, 2011 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Randall announce sweeping reforms

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall and Commissioners Gregg Goslin and Jeffrey Tobolski announced today the implementation of new reform measures and policies targeting the kind of behavior uncovered by the Office of the Inspector General last summer at the Cermak Family Aquatic more...

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