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President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

By at August 22, 2012 | 12:47 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Leads Groundbreaking at Oak Forest Health Center

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle together with Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, local elected officials and dozens of community leaders joined to unveil the first phase of the re-development of the E Building on the Oak Forest Campus as part of the planned transition to the Oak Forest Health Center. The construction more...

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County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:25 am | 3 Comments

County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

Bradley University engineering student Brian Heinrich helped design a bike trail during his summer internship at the Cook County Highway Department. Heinrich and six other engineering students spent 10 weeks working mostly out in the field on projects ranging from bridges and road repairs to drainage design and sewer reconstruction. The students met with President more...

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President Preckwinkle Tours Ingredion Incorporated

By at August 1, 2012 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Tours Ingredion Incorporated

On Thursday, July 26, Cook County  President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski and Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development for Cook County, toured Ingredion  Incorporated (formerly  known as Corn Products International, Inc. ), one of the world’s leading ingredient solutions providers and located in Cook County, Illinois for more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on Rating Agencies’ Response to Cook County’s 2012 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds

By at July 27, 2012 | 9:48 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on Rating Agencies’ Response to Cook County’s 2012 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds

“The Cook County Board approved an ordinance on July 24, 2012 to introduce a new credit structure and capital funding source for County highway projects.  The Bonds will be secured by sales tax revenues, as the County and its finance team recognized the value investors would place on such a broad-based tax revenue pledge.  The new bond offering is estimated to yield more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

By at July 25, 2012 | 1:42 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

President Toni Preckwinkle stopped in Glenview on Wednesday to highlight a number of significant projects being done by the Cook County Highway Department in the village and throughout the northern section of the county. During an outdoor press conference along Harms Road near Wilmette Avenue, President Preckwinkle announced that the repaving project along Harms more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

By at July 24, 2012 | 11:55 am | 6 Comments

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

“I am pleased that the Board of Commissioners approved the Land Bank Advisory Committee and kicked off the important process of creating a Cook County Land Bank, a critical tool to help combat the foreclosure crisis and eradicate blight in our communities.  The committee is tasked with advising my office on a responsible, legal and effective model for the Land Bank, as more...

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Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

By at July 19, 2012 | 3:17 pm | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the creation of a Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished business and civic leaders from across the region who will advise Cook County on how to promote long-term economic growth within Cook County as well as the larger economic region. The Council will be co-chaired by John W. more...

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Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

By at July 18, 2012 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law today allowing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) with respect to construction and procurement contracts. The bill was a high priority to Cook County Board President Preckwinkle’s administration and she hand-delivered it more...

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President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

By at July 18, 2012 | 10:19 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

President Preckwinkle has been honored with American City and County Magazine’s 2012 Leader of the Year Award at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo), held July 13-17 in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to read the above article “I am thrilled to receive this award, and by the vote of confidence from my peers,” President Preckwinkle more...

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Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

By at July 17, 2012 | 11:22 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced new initiatives aimed at removing barriers for small, minority and women owned businesses and stimulating economic growth. At a news conference Tuesday, President Preckwinkle announced three policy initiatives focused on building the capacity for small businesses to create jobs and grow, to do more business more...

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