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Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

By at March 1, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

The snow might be long gone, but Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are seeking to link local municipalities and other eligible applicants with federal disaster funding for costs associated with the Feb. 1 snowstorm. Preckwinkle said she has given her full support to helping more...

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Toni Preckwinkle talks 2011 budget on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”

By at March 1, 2011 | 9:04 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle talks 2011 budget on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's $3 billion budget passes in the wee hours of Saturday morning after a marathon session. Carol Marin goes one-on-one with President more...

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President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

By at February 26, 2011 | 8:38 am | 2 Comments

President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

Working through the day and into the night, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the FY2011 budget with an unanimous vote. The budget represents the first steps of a restructuring of County finances and a long-term plan that will address the structural budget deficit and lay the groundwork for that more...

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Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioners pass 2011 Cook County budget

By at February 26, 2011 | 8:10 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioners pass 2011 Cook County budget

Working through the day and into the night, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the FY2011 budget with an unanimous vote. The budget represents the first steps of a restructuring of County finances and a long-term plan that will address the structural budget deficit and lay the groundwork for that more...

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Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Arnold Randall applaud Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors” plan

By at February 18, 2011 | 3:26 pm | 1 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Arnold Randall applaud Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors” plan

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall commend President Barack Obama on the creation of his new program, appropriately titled “America’s Great Outdoors.”  The program focuses, in large part, on encouraging citizens to enjoy their vast open spaces, like the 68,000-plus acres that Cook more...

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Updated 2/18–Maria Saldaña to lead new county Bureau of Economic Development

By at February 16, 2011 | 5:01 pm | 1 Comments

Updated 2/18–Maria Saldaña to lead new county Bureau of Economic Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has selected Maria Saldaña as the Director of the county’s new Bureau of Economic Development. Preckwinkle said the county can and should to more when it comes to job creation, workforce development and retaining and attracting businesses. “Previously, the county’s economic development functions were spread more...

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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart discuss 2011 county budgets on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at February 8, 2011 | 9:10 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart discuss 2011 county budgets on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discuss their budgets, budget cuts, consolidation and how to overcome a $487 million deficit. Click here to go to the WTTW-11 more...

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Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County families celebrate Chinese New Year

By at February 6, 2011 | 8:08 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County families celebrate Chinese New Year

From ABC-7 News Chicago--Chicago is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese Mutual Aid Association hosted a Chinese New Year celebration at Truman College. In addition to the traditional lion dance, there were activities for kids. Sen. Dick Durbin, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka and Cook County Board President Toni more...

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Cook County offices to resume full operations

By at February 2, 2011 | 11:01 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County offices to resume full operations

Cook County Board and Forest Preserve District President Toni Preckwinkle announces that the Cook County offices under her jurisdiction and the Cook County Forest Preserve District will resume full operations on Thursday, February 3, 2011 and further requests that the separately elected officials of Cook County and the Independent Health and Hospitals System resume full more...

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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Issues State of Emergency

By at February 2, 2011 | 7:20 am | 10 Comments

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Issues State of Emergency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announces that due to the severe winter storm and hazardous travel conditions, Cook County is in a state of emergency and County employees under the jurisdiction of the Office of the President – except those performing essential services required to provide for the public health and safety of our residents or are more...

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