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President Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Evans Discuss Bond Court Reform on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

By at July 13, 2012 | 8:45 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Chief Judge Evans Discuss Bond Court Reform on WTTW-11′s “Chicago Tonight”

From WTTW.com, July 12, 2012. Click on the image above to watch the video: The vast majority of the 9,400 prisoners in Cook County Jail have not been convicted of a crime, but are waiting for trial. About one-tenth of them are considered low-risk and are being held on low bonds, typically less than $10,000, but either don't have the money to post bond or don't have more...

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President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

By at July 12, 2012 | 11:30 am | 11 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council has concluded its comprehensive six month study on the operation of bond court and pre-trial services, and implementation of initiatives is already underway, President Preckwinkle announced today. The JAC began the study on January 18th at the direction of President Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  The more...

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Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

By at July 11, 2012 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Modernizes, Offers Online Tax Payments for Business

The Cook County Department of Revenue (DOR) is now offering an online electronic payment option for home rule taxes, President Preckwinkle announced today. Home rule payments for parking, gas and diesel, amusement, liquor, and dealerships paying use and new motor vehicles taxes, can all be paid through the new automated clearinghouse (ACH) payment option system.  more...

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President Preckwinkle Appoints Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner

By at July 10, 2012 | 11:16 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Appoints Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner

President Toni Preckwinkle appointed Dr. Stephen J. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner today, and his name has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners for consent and confirmation. Dr. Cina is currently the associate medical director and chief administrative officer of the University of Miami’s Tissue Bank. From 2007 to 2011, he served as deputy chief medical more...

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Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Ticketing Vote

By at June 27, 2012 | 2:25 pm | 2 Comments

Statement From President Preckwinkle On Marijuana Ticketing Vote

Today’s City Council vote in favor of marijuana ticketing is a promising step in the right direction. I congratulate and thank Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Daniel Solis, and my former colleagues on the council for supporting the reform of unjust drug policies that burden our court system, police and jail. It is encouraging to see the forward movement with today’s vote, more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2012 | 11:49 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2013, projecting a shortfall of $267.5 million. The latest projection is a clear sign of the progress being made to stabilize County finances after preliminary budget shortfalls of $487 million for FY 2011 and $315 million for FY 2012.  President Preckwinkle pointed more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 19, 2012 | 12:33 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the retirement of Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones and the appointment of Daryl Jackson as the new executive officer of the Medical Examiner’s office.  Dr. Jones retirement is effective July 31st . “Dr. Jones has a wealth of institutional knowledge and we will rely on her expertise to help the county make a more...

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Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

By at June 18, 2012 | 11:23 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today was joined by several Board Commissioners to announce the County is increasing its contribution to the One Summer Plus program, a targeted jobs program directed at youth in the city’s high risk communities, to $265,000. The County’s funding to One Summer Plus will aid in providing opportunities for 700 young more...

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Cook County Releases Annual Financial Report

By at June 5, 2012 | 2:01 pm | 5 Comments

Cook County Releases Annual Financial Report

For the first time since 2002, Cook County has issued its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) within six months of the end of the fiscal year, President Preckwinkle announced today. The CAFR is an important financial document that includes audited financial statements and other critical details designed to give the public access to the county’s financial more...

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Preckwinkle Moves to Overhaul Housing Authority of Cook County

By at June 5, 2012 | 10:41 am | 5 Comments

Preckwinkle Moves to Overhaul Housing Authority of Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced sweeping changes to the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) by appointing four new board members, representing a majority on the seven-member board. Preckwinkle Moves to Overhaul Housing Authority of Cook County The newly constituted board will be charged with implementing both short and long-term policy more...

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