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President Preckwinkle Announces BUILT in Cook Loan Fund

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:04 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces BUILT in Cook Loan Fund

President Preckwinkle today announced that Cook County received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a $30 million loan guarantee program to finance four types of sustainable development. They are: transit-oriented, mixed-use developments within a half-mile of passenger rail; cargo-oriented projects near freight rail lines and more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Welcomes Kimberly Foxx as a New Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning

By at April 16, 2013 | 2:53 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Welcomes Kimberly Foxx as a New Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pleased to welcome Kimberly Foxx as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning. Foxx is a seasoned juvenile justice prosecutor with 15 years of experience conducting trials, managing teams of attorneys and developing partnerships with civic and advocacy organizations. She was most recently supervising attorney in more...

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Cook County, State Of Illinois Sign Lease at George W. Dunne Building

By at April 10, 2013 | 10:49 am | 0 Comment

Cook County, State Of Illinois Sign Lease at George W. Dunne Building

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the State of Illinois' Office of the Executive Inspector General today announced a five-year, intergovernmental lease agreement for the 34th floor of the George W. Dunne Building, a move that will bring in roughly $500,000 a year. “The County is pleased to provide a new home to another government agency,” President more...

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Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

By at April 8, 2013 | 2:39 pm | 2 Comments

Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that more than 18,000 Chicago young adults ages 16 to 24 will gain valuable job training and work experience this summer as part of 2013’s One Summer Chicago program. Additionally, over 190,000 opportunities to participate in educational and recreational opportunities will be made more...

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President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

By at April 4, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a new Economic Growth Agenda outlining strategies to strengthen economic development throughout Cook County and the Chicago metropolitan region. President Preckwinkle and her Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), a group of business, non-profit and civic leaders who promote regional economic growth, offered more...

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Watch: Cook County Jail Near Capacity

By at April 3, 2013 | 8:46 am | 1 Comments

Watch: Cook County Jail Near Capacity

Originally appeared in the Tuesday, April 2 edition of WTTW.com Cook County Jail is near capacity. With summer approaching, we talk with three top county officials about what can be done on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Joining us are Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, and Cook County Sheriff Tom more...

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We lock up too many people

By at April 2, 2013 | 8:55 am | 1 Comments

We lock up too many people

By Toni Preckwinkle, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  Originally published in the April 2, 2013 edition of ChicagoTribune.com As new policing strategies and legislation are being considered to address gun violence in Chicago, decisions can't be made solely through the lens of police response. Instead, they should be viewed through the broader more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights County’s Firearm Tax

By at April 1, 2013 | 9:57 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Highlights County’s Firearm Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today stood with gun safety advocates, gun victims' families and members of the faith-based community to highlight the County's firearm tax. Beginning today, a $25 tax will be imposed on all firearm purchases made within Cook County. President Preckwinkle pushed for this policy in order to help fund the Cook County Health more...

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Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

By at March 28, 2013 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

Originally published on the Bureau of  Economic Development website on March 26th Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, along with Chicago Heights Mayor David A. Gonzalez, local elected officials and top leadership from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Authority (HUD), on Friday, March 22nd, toured nearly $11 million of federal and county-funded more...

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Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

By at March 28, 2013 | 12:48 pm | 0 Comment

Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that an online software system called Green Halo has helped contractors recycle thousands of tons of construction debris and stay in compliance with the County’s new Demolition Debris Diversion ordinance. The ecofriendly ordinance requires contractors in suburban and unincorporated Cook County to recycle 70 more...

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