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President Preckwinkle Receives Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Leadership Award

By at January 17, 2014 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Receives Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Leadership Award

At their Midwest Energy Solutions Conference held in Chicago on January 15th, the MEEA gave their 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. The award highlights President Preckwinkle’s initiatives to establish Cook County as a world-class model of sustainability. Her administration has worked to boost energy efficiency more...

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President Preckwinkle and Sheriff Dart Dedicate Monument at Indigent Burial Site

By at December 11, 2013 | 5:41 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and Sheriff Dart Dedicate Monument at Indigent Burial Site

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart today dedicated a monument at the south suburban cemetery used by Cook County for the burial of deceased indigents and the remains of unclaimed or unidentified individuals. Preckwinkle and Dart were joined by Commissioners Elizabeth “Doody” Gorman (17th), John Daley (11th), Timothy Schneider (15th) more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

By at December 5, 2013 | 12:52 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

“Nelson Mandela was a personal hero – not only for me, but for countless individuals. He taught us that nothing worth fighting for is easily attained. His sacrifice in the pursuit of democratic change has been felt the world over. “He also reminded us that we should not canonize our heroes. He was a man of flesh and blood who led a disciplined, principled life more...

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Cook County Reaches Agreement to Lease 35th Floor of Dunne Building

By at December 4, 2013 | 3:26 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Reaches Agreement to Lease 35th Floor of Dunne Building

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced agreements with two state agencies to lease the 35th floor of the George W. Dunne Building.  The deals are expected to bring in more than $2 million over the five-year term of each lease. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board (HFSRB) will more...

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Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Passage Of The 2014 Budget

By at November 8, 2013 | 12:24 pm | 0 Comment

Statement From President Preckwinkle On The Passage Of The 2014 Budget

“Today the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2014 budget.  Our $3.2 billion spending plan does not raise taxes, fines or fees for Cook County residents and strengthens the County’s finances while making critical investments in our public health and safety systems. The County also plans to make significant technology upgrades to modernize operations more...

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President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

By at November 7, 2013 | 9:21 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

Cook County and Forest Preserves Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10th) today announced an additional $100,000 in the FY 2014 budget to provide young people summer jobs at the Forest Preserves District of Cook County (FPDCC). “Providing teenagers with summer jobs will enhance their development and give them productive ways to more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

By at November 6, 2013 | 3:11 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

“Today’s landmark vote by the Illinois General Assembly finally brings marriage equality to the land of Lincoln. I’m thrilled same-sex couples who are in loving, committed relationships will be able to get married in Illinois and be treated equally in the eye of the law. Gay and lesbian couples deserve full recognition and now they won’t have to leave home to tie more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Plan To Consolidate, Modernize County Real Estate

By at October 25, 2013 | 8:53 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Plan To Consolidate, Modernize County Real Estate

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today highlighted a plan that is expected to save more than $100 million over the next 15 years by consolidating and better managing county real estate. The County plans to reduce downtown office space to save $30 million.  The County anticipates saving about $8 million by consolidating highway facilities, roughly $18 more...

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President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

By at October 17, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

Forest Preserves of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled her 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The proposed budget is $179 million and is balanced without increases to property taxes, fines or fees. Click here to view or download the Forest Preserves' 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation “This 2014 budget allows more...

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President Preckwinkle Pursuing Unpaid Taxes On Real Estate Sales

By at October 17, 2013 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Pursuing Unpaid Taxes On Real Estate Sales

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced her administration is establishing a new enforcement measure to go after businesses and individuals that avoid paying transfer taxes on real estate transactions by undervaluing the property they sell. The County’s Department of Revenue will audit real property transfer tax returns filed with the Recorder more...

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