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Statement from President Preckwinkle On U.S. Supreme Court Rulings On Gay Marriage

By at June 26, 2013 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle On U.S. Supreme Court Rulings On Gay Marriage

“Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision finally entitles married same-sex couples to the federal benefits they deserve.  By declining to rule on the California case, the Supreme Court effectively cleared the way for same-sex marriage in the Golden State. The decision should strengthen the resolve of the Illinois General Assembly to make marriage equality the law in more...

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades in 33 Cook County-Owned Buildings Have Saved Taxpayers $3 Million

By at June 25, 2013 | 1:50 pm | 1 Comments

Energy Efficiency Upgrades in 33 Cook County-Owned Buildings Have Saved Taxpayers $3 Million

An energy use analysis of 33 Cook County municipal buildings shows that low- and no-cost energy efficiency upgrades have  reduced overall energy use by 11 percent in these buildings since 2010, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 million over the past three years. CNT Energy completed the energy use “benchmarking” effort for the County and analyzed more than 4.5 more...

Environmental , President's Office

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for Second Consecutive Year

By at June 25, 2013 | 9:30 am | 1 Comments

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for Second Consecutive Year

Cook County officials today announced that 1.6 million second-installment property tax bills will be mailed to residents on time for the second consecutive year. Property tax bills are expected to arrive in mail boxes around July 1. “We said last year that this would become the norm, it was not an anomaly,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.  more...

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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel to Host the 2013 Vendor Fair

By at June 21, 2013 | 3:17 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel to Host the 2013 Vendor Fair

The Cook County Office of the Chief Procurement Officer,  in partnership with the City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services, will host the 2013 Vendor Fair this coming Monday, June 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UIC Forum in Chicago, IL. More than 50 separate Chicago and Cook County exhibitors will participate in the fair to provide information more...

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The Greening of Cook County

By at June 20, 2013 | 9:53 am | 1 Comments

The Greening of Cook County

An excerpt from an op-ed by Christopher G. Kennedy, Co-Chair of the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Committee.  As appeared in the June 20, 2013 edition of ChicagoTribune.com Counties and cities are constantly searching for ways to attract and retain businesses. Local government should be in the practice of doing what it can to help ignite the regional more...

Environmental , President's Office

President Preckwinkle Opens Medical Facility at the Cook County Department of Corrections

By at June 18, 2013 | 12:12 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Opens Medical Facility at the Cook County Department of Corrections

On June 13, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled an $86 million medical facility at the Cook County Department of Corrections that will provide inmates at the jail access to critical health care services. The Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) will provide treatment for substance abuse, mental illness, general health screenings and evaluations.  more...

Economic Development , Hospitals and Health Care , Law Enforcement and Jails , President's Office

Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:17 pm | 1 Comments

Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that she is committing her administration to the ambitious sustainability goal of reducing the County’s Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80 percent over the next several decades. This commitment comes as a result of a just-released report by the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council, co-chaired by more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on expansion of the Affordable Care Act

By at May 29, 2013 | 8:46 am | 2 Comments

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on expansion of the Affordable Care Act

“I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 26, which will expand access to health care for the uninsured under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. More than 250,000 of Cook County’s most vulnerable residents will be eligible for increased health care coverage. It will provide the foundation for better health care that focuses on more...

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Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals

By at May 23, 2013 | 12:25 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County is Looking for Residents to Serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals considers all rezoning appeals pertaining to land uses in unincorporated Cook County.  Public hearings for Map Amendments and/or Special Use applications are conducted in the township in which the property is located and in such a way as to decide a just and lawful determination of issues involved.  The Board’s first concern is the interest more...

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Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

By at May 22, 2013 | 9:12 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

Originally published in the May 22, 2013 edition of the Chicago Sun Times.com Comprehensive immigration reform can’t come to Cook County soon enough. Momentum in Washington appears to be on the side of reform. The Senate Judiciary Committee has quickly marked up the 844-page bill and may vote on it as soon as Wednesday. And by early June the full Senate is more...

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