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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce $70.9 Million In Savings and Revenue During Second Year of Collaboration

By at October 8, 2013 | 10:49 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce $70.9 Million In Savings and Revenue During Second Year of Collaboration

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that the City and County have identified more than $70 million in savings and revenue, as part of its City-County Collaboration. The City and County implemented 60 initiatives to eliminate duplicative services, coordinate enforcement and service delivery, and pursue joint contracts and more...

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President Preckwinkle Moves to Reform County Health Benefits

By at October 7, 2013 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Moves to Reform County Health Benefits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a proposal to reform the County’s health benefits, a move that is expected to save more than $2.2 million in next year’s budget and roughly $4 million annually. The proposal would require employees and officials who receive less than full-time County pay to pick up the full share of their health benefits. more...

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President Toni Preckwinkle Meets with Suburban Police Chiefs

By at October 3, 2013 | 10:14 am | 0 Comment

President Toni Preckwinkle Meets with Suburban Police Chiefs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with representatives from the North, South, and West Suburban Police Chief associations Tuesday in a continued effort to solve the overcrowding problems in Cook County jail and to discuss the impact of city violence on suburban municipalities. Attendees included Chief James Keegan from Streamwood, Chief Michael Deegan more...

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President Preckwinkle Nominates Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors

By at September 30, 2013 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Nominates Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle today announced her intention to appoint Romayne Brown to the Metra Board of Directors. Brown is a retired transit manager with more than 30 years of operations and customer service experience.  She started her career at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as a conductor and rose through the ranks, eventually earning the more...

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Preckwinkle Marks 50 Years of Cook County Law Library, Providing Equal Access to Legal Resources

By at September 26, 2013 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Marks 50 Years of Cook County Law Library, Providing Equal Access to Legal Resources

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the 50th anniversary and rededication of the Cook County Law Library (CCLL), pointing out that equal access to legal resources is critical to a properly functioning system of justice. The Law Library’s main branch, located in the Richard J. Daley Center in downtown Chicago, is open to judges, lawyers, more...

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CCHHS Announces Improvements at Oak Forest Health Center

By at September 26, 2013 | 11:12 am | 1 Comments

CCHHS Announces Improvements at Oak Forest Health Center

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System today announced the opening of Oak Forest Health Center (OFHC), where new radiology and laboratory services will be offered. The nearly $6 million transformation will allow the county to provide CT scans, ultrasounds and mammogram screenings at the regional outpatient center. Officials also announced that the OFHC more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s crack down on illegal cigarettes nets $1.8 million

By at September 12, 2013 | 10:54 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s crack down on illegal cigarettes nets $1.8 million

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the results of her administration’s crack down on illegal cigarette sales. Since taking office, the County has nearly tripled the number of inspections, going from roughly 3,000 to roughly 9,000.  These inspections have resulted in nearly twice as many confiscations, totaling more than 75,000 packs of more...

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Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

By at September 12, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

Proposed Changes to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Would Give County New Tools to Protect the Environment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would give Cook County significant new tools and information to increase recycling, prosecute fly-dumping and reduce thefts of metal and other valuable materials from public and private property. Overall, the proposed ordinance contains provisions designed to protect public health and more...

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Cook County Board Approves Medical Examiner’s Ordinance Changes to Explore the Use of Cremation

By at September 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Board Approves Medical Examiner’s Ordinance Changes to Explore the Use of Cremation

The Cook County Board today unanimously approved changes to the Medical Examiner’s ordinance that for the first time would allow it the option of cremating the bodies of unclaimed and disclaimed indigents. The ordinance's original sponsors were Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioners Jeffrey Tobolski (16th) and Elizabeth Doody Gorman more...

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President Preckwinkle Delivers Keynote Address at Event on Opportunities for Investment in Chicago’s Southland

By at August 22, 2013 | 8:06 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Delivers Keynote Address at Event on Opportunities for Investment in Chicago’s Southland

Originally published at the Bureau of Economic Development website, August 21, 2013. Click here to go to the full story. Speaking to a full house, President Preckwinkle gave the Keynote Address at Opportunities for Investment in Chicago’s Southland, an event sponsored by IceMiller, LLP, that brought together the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) more...

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