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President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

By at February 20, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced proposed revisions to the County’s procurement code to enhance participation of Minority- and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and to crackdown on fraudulent activity. “My administration remains committed to ensuring that M/WBEs share an equal footing with larger companies seeking to do business more...

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Data In Action: How Cook County Government Measures Performance

By at February 10, 2014 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

  Last week, Cook County Chief Performance Officer Andrew Schwarm participated in a  performance management webinar hosted by GovLoop and Socrata called “Data in Action: How Leading Governments Measure Performance.” More than 500 people joined in the free live webcast. Beth Blauer, the Director of GovStat, hosted the forum. On the panel along with Andrew more...

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Public Hearing, September 19th: Ending the Exploitation of Women and Girls: Exploring Future Goals and Objectives

By at August 26, 2013 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Public Hearing, September 19th: Ending the Exploitation of Women and Girls: Exploring Future Goals and Objectives

9/19 Update: Click here to watch today's meeting, beginning at 9:00 am According to the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, there are more people being bought and sold at this moment than in the entire 300-year history of the Atlantic Slave Trade. This public hearing on the efforts of Cook County Government to end the exploitation of women and girls will more...

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Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

By at August 20, 2013 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

Air Pollution Action Day Alert Issued for Tuesday, August 20th

The Illinois Partners for Clean Air and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert to individuals and businesses in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  Air pollution levels are expected to reach the “Orange” or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” category on the national Air Quality Index on Tuesday, August 20th.  This will more...

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Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Joe Orr Road’s recent realignment and eventual extension into Indiana will yield economic benefits for the south suburban region. The first phase of the project, from east of Stony Island Avenue to Torrence Avenue in Lansing, moved and reconstructed Joe Orr Road further south and expanded it to more...

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Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

By at April 3, 2012 | 3:14 pm | 12 Comments

Cook County Approves Solid Waste Management Plan

Today the Cook County Board approved President Preckwinkle’s Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) for suburban Cook County, the first plan generated in 12 years.  The SWMP outlines the county’s current level of waste generation, disposal and recycling, and makes recommendations for improvement. President Preckwinkle’s 2012 Plan reimagines traditional solid waste more...

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Cook County Officials Launch “Rethink Your Drink” Media Campaign

By at January 9, 2012 | 3:48 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Officials Launch “Rethink Your Drink” Media Campaign

As a new year begins and residents are considering resolutions to make healthy changes, the Cook County Department of Public Health launched a new campaign aimed at educating suburban Cook County (SCC) residents about the damaging health effects of consuming sugar-loaded beverages. The campaign, “Rethink Your Drink,” consists of radio, cable, transit, print and more...

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Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

By at November 7, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, together with Bank of America, teamed up today to highlight their ongoing collaboration providing unemployed and underemployed residents the tools they need to find work and develop critical new skills in this difficult economy. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another more...

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President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

By at October 17, 2011 | 11:45 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

Joined by Mayor Peloquin of Blue Island who hosted the Harvest Festival, President Preckwinkle spoke to a large crowd assembled at the Tommie Brown Sports Association in Blue Island, to kick-off the creation of the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network.  Both President Preckwinkle and Mayor Peloquin urged those in attendance to learn about urban agriculture, as well more...

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Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

By at October 5, 2011 | 8:45 am | 3 Comments

Cook County and Partners Launch Community Garden Network with Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 15 in Blue Island

Join the new Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and our partners on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as we launch our Community Garden Network at the Harvest Festival, being held at Tommie Brown Sports Association, 2805 West 141st Street in Blue Island.  Admission is free. Activities include: Gardening and fresh food more...

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