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President Preckwinkle delivers keynote address at Interfaith Memorial Service for Indigent Persons

By at May 30, 2012 | 4:56 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle delivers keynote address at Interfaith Memorial Service for Indigent Persons

President Toni Preckwinkle helped commemorate the lives of 609 indigent persons and unborn babies buried by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office over the past year during an Interfaith Memorial Service hosted by the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. The 27th annual observance was sponsored by the Memorial Ministry for Indigent Persons, more...

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Preckwinkle Speaks at Equal Pay Day Rally

By at April 24, 2012 | 9:27 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Speaks at Equal Pay Day Rally

On April 17, 2012, over 200 people gathered at Daley Plaza to commemorate Equal Pay Day. The Department of Human Rights and Women’s Issues collaborated with twenty-seven federal, state, local and non-profit agencies to sponsor the 2nd Annual Chicago Equal Pay Day Rally. Equal Pay Day, April 17th of this year, represents the day when a woman’s wage finally catches more...

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Cook County Solicits Bids For Absence Management

By at April 13, 2012 | 8:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Solicits Bids For Absence Management

President Preckwinkle today announces a request for proposal (RFP) for a third-party administered absence and leave management program at Cook County with the goal of improving labor allocation and cost control. The county is seeking vendor support to assist in managing sick time, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, worker’s compensation, and ordinary more...

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Cook County and CTA Collaborate on Broadband Agreement

By at April 12, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 2 Comments

Cook County and CTA Collaborate on Broadband Agreement

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool today announced a collaboration that will advance the technological capability of Stroger Hospital, through new broadband infrastructure, at virtually no cost to taxpayers. The new intergovernmental agreement (IGA) will allow the county to utilize eight available more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

By at April 11, 2012 | 1:18 pm | 4 Comments

Preckwinkle, Commissioner Murphy Announce Completion of Innovative Wind Turbine Project

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the completion of the Lynwood Wind Study Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Cook County and the Village of Lynwood that led to the construction of two different models of wind turbine and a data center. The newly completed turbines will provide several opportunities for the more...

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One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

By at April 2, 2012 | 2:03 pm | 12 Comments

One-Stop Property Tax Portal Open for Business

A consolidated website that offers one-stop shopping for property tax information is complete and available for use by the public, President Preckwinkle and Treasurer Maria Pappas announced today.  Cook County’s Property Tax Portal can be accessed  through www.CookCountyPropertyInfo.com, and through individual office home pages, such as: www.cookcountyil.gov.  more...

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Cook County Springs Into Health With New Worksite Wellness Initiative

By at April 2, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Springs Into Health With New Worksite Wellness Initiative

President Preckwinkle today announced a broad worksite wellness initiative, “Spring Into Health!” to engage Cook County’s 22,000 employees in a culture of health and fitness.  As part of her commitment to lead by example, Ms. Preckwinkle has designed the new program to foster a healthy work environment that will ensure employees and their families make positive more...

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Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce Reciprocal Certification for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

By at March 27, 2012 | 12:34 pm | 4 Comments

Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Announce Reciprocal Certification for Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a reciprocal certification program the two governments have agreed upon, which will create crucial jobs in women- and minority-owned businesses in Chicago and Cook County. The new program will allow small minority- and women-owned businesses to be certified by just one government, and more...

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President Preckwinkle, Governor Quinn, and Mayor Emanuel Announce First-Ever Converged Data Site

By at March 21, 2012 | 11:42 am | 15 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Governor Quinn, and Mayor Emanuel Announce First-Ever Converged Data Site

Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled http://www.MetroChicagoData.org, the nation’s first “convergence cloud” site that brings public data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois into a single open portal to help increase service efficiencies, access to vital information and new more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

By at March 8, 2012 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners are joining together to host the 15th Annual Cook County Unsung Heroine Awards at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Chicago Cultural Center, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be emceed by more...

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