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County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

By at March 14, 2013 | 10:54 pm | 1 Comments

County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has doubled its funding to make an Oak Lawn intersection safer for motorists and children crossing from nearby schools.  The County will pick up the entire $1.6 million in construction costs to widen Central Avenue at Southwest Highway and add left turn lanes at the intersection. A previous more...

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President Preckwinkle delivers Why Counties Matter message to Capitol Hill

By at March 7, 2013 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle delivers Why Counties Matter message to Capitol Hill

  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle delivered a strong Why Counties Matter message to Capitol Hill during the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2013 Legislative Conference, March 2-6, in Washington, D.C. With talk of fiscal cliffs and sequestration cuts dominating the headlines, more than 1,500 county officials from across the country more...

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Medical Examiner’s Office Launches Expanded Website

By at March 7, 2013 | 10:11 am | 0 Comment

Medical Examiner’s Office Launches Expanded Website

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the Medical Examiner’s Office has launched an improved and expanded website that will include a link to unidentified remains aimed at helping family members find a missing loved one. The website also explains how to obtain records and reports from the ME’s office, provides more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Dawn Clark Netsch

By at March 5, 2013 | 4:27 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Dawn Clark Netsch

“Dawn Clark Netsch is without a doubt one of the most important women in Illinois political history. Her fighting spirit and unending pursuit for equality among the disenfranchised will remain a guiding principal for all who follow in her footsteps.  Whether she was fighting for public education funding in Illinois; advocating that gay and lesbian couples be granted more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax

By at February 28, 2013 | 11:30 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by health professionals and anti-smoking advocates to highlight the public health benefits of the $1-a-pack cigarette tax increase set to take effect tomorrow, March 1. “By making cigarettes more expensive in Cook County, we are representing the societal cost of smoking,” President Preckwinkle said. more...

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Toni Preckwinkle’s Testimony on Illinois’ Proposed Conceal Carry Law

By at February 22, 2013 | 9:53 pm | 3 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle’s Testimony on Illinois’ Proposed Conceal Carry Law

My name is Toni Preckwinkle.  I am President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  Chairman Nekritz, Vice-Chairman Williams and Minority Spokesman Reboletti — I appreciate the opportunity to testify before your committee this morning. I was a school teacher on the south side of Chicago and a Board Member of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  I more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

By at February 14, 2013 | 3:31 pm | 1 Comments

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

“I applaud the members of the Illinois Senate for taking the first step towards marriage equality in our state. Gay and lesbian couples deserve full recognition of their relationships.  Couples who are in loving, committed relationships should be able to marry and be treated equally in the eye of the law. I congratulate Senator Heather Steans for her tireless more...

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Cook County Summer Fellowship Program Applications Now Being Accepted

By at February 14, 2013 | 9:41 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Summer Fellowship Program Applications Now Being Accepted

The Cook County Government Fellowship is a summer internship opportunity in Chicago for graduate students to develop leadership skills, create a civic network and have a lasting, positive impact on Cook County. Within the context of a structured learning environment, Fellows gain first-hand experience in the various departments within Cook County through: Completing more...

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New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

By at February 13, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of a car sharing program that is expected to save the County more than $250,000 in vehicle costs and travel reimbursement during the first year, as well as promote energy efficiency. County employees can now book Shared Fleet vehicles to conduct daylong business or reserve Zipcars for shorter more...

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President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

By at February 13, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

President Preckwinkle attends ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th, kicking-off this year’s show. Joined by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Dave Sloan, General Manager, Chicago Auto Show and other dignitaries, the ribbon was cut opening the doors for the 105th Auto Show, making it the oldest and largest exhibit in the more...

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