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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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Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

From TribLocal for Oak Park/River Forest, March 30th: "On March 16th Seguin Services welcomed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski (16th District) to Seguin’s Carr Center in Cicero. President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Tobolski toured the entire Seguin program complex, including the Portillo’s Learning more...

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3/29 Poll question: Where can Cook County and Chicago save money by sharing services and duties?

By at March 29, 2011 | 2:22 pm | 7 Comments

3/29 Poll question: Where can Cook County and Chicago save money by sharing services and duties?

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

By at March 29, 2011 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of non-profit, more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

By at March 28, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

From WBEZ, 91.5 fm: “I expected to find a lot of inefficiency and a lot of inappropriate behavior, and we’ve found it,” said new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with a laugh, speaking of her first 100 days in office. “I don’t know what to say. Am I surprised? No. I haven’t been surprised. But it is a little discouraging.” Preckwinkle spoke more...

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Preckwinkle, Sims provide municipalities with economic development tool

By at March 21, 2011 | 11:24 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Sims provide municipalities with economic development tool

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Finance Chairman John Daley and Cook County Board Commissioner Deborah Sims on Monday delivered on a promise to help 13 municipalities with targeted economic development projects through the Cook County No Cash Bid Program. The basic concept of the program is to assist municipalities and other taxing bodies with the more...

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3/22 Poll Question: What should we do over our next 100 days?

By at March 17, 2011 | 4:48 pm | 7 Comments

3/22 Poll Question: What should we do over our next 100 days?

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Cook County 100-day report card

By at March 16, 2011 | 10:57 am | 5 Comments

Cook County 100-day report card

  On December 6, 2010 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sworn into office.  A day later, she released her transition report, with 37 initiatives for transforming Cook County. Of these 37, we committed to making significant progress on 29 of them in our first 100 days. The report included ideas from residents and was guided by 80 civic more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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