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Public Safety Officials Announce $54 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Residents in Cook County

By at September 30, 2011 | 4:24 pm | 3 Comments

Public Safety Officials Announce $54 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Residents in Cook County

On Thursday, September 29th,  officials from the State of Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago announced the award of $54.6 million in federal grant funds from the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) to enhance the safety and security of residents in Chicago and Cook County. The grant, intended to increase preparedness efforts, will be used to undertake more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Releases Results of Youth Risk Behavior Survey

By at August 26, 2011 | 11:12 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Releases Results of Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), in collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hospital’s Child Health Data Lab and participating school administrators, conducted the first Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBS) for suburban Cook County (SCC). The SCC YRBS is a part of a nationwide surveying effort led by the Centers for Disease Control more...

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Commission on Women’s Issues co-sponsors “Women’s Equality Day” on Friday, August 26th

By at August 8, 2011 | 4:36 pm | 6 Comments

Commission on Women’s Issues co-sponsors “Women’s Equality Day” on Friday, August 26th

Click here to listen to this event live, starting at Noon 8/26 Justice Joy V. Cunningham of the Illinois Appellate Court will be one of a number of speakers at the Women's Equality Day event on Friday, August 26th.  Women's Equality Day celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, that guaranteed women the right to vote.  The event will more...

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Free Prescription Drug Take-back and Recycling Event in Hanover Township on Saturday, August 13th

By at August 3, 2011 | 9:44 am | 5 Comments

Free Prescription Drug Take-back and Recycling Event in Hanover Township on Saturday, August 13th

Do you have old prescriptions, electronics, car batteries, gently used clothing, and paper cluttering up your place?  Bring them to the Hanover Township Building on Saturday, August 13th  and recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Hanover Township are sponsoring a Free Recycling Extravaganza  and Prescription Take-back event more...

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Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

By at May 12, 2011 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

Recycle your old electronics this Saturday at the Cook County Electronics Recycling event in Hometown

Do you have old electronics cluttering up your place?  Old TV's, microwave ovens, laptops and the like?  Bring them to the Hometown City Hall building this Saturday, May 14th and you can recycle them at no cost.  The Cook County Department of Environmental Control is sponsoring a Free Electronics Recycling event from 7 am to 2 pm.  The event will be held in the more...

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Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

Vote for “In the Company of Dogs” a public health video featuring Cook County Animal & Rabies Control’s Dr. Donna Alexander

Dr. Donna Alexander, director of the Cook County Department of Animal & Rabies Control, is featured in the video, "In the Company of Dogs: How to Prevent Bites and Enjoy Man's Best Friend".  Check out the video below: The video has been submitted to win a 2011 Tellyaward, in the category of Best Non-broadcast Production.  If you like it, vote for it to win. more...

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