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President Preckwinkle Attends Forum on Veterans Benefits

By at August 2, 2013 | 9:04 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Attends Forum on Veterans Benefits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off a forum on benefits available to county employee veterans by emphasizing the commitment of her administration to helping vets navigate what can often be a confusing system of services available to them. The forum was the inaugural event in the outreach Cook County is making both to its employee veterans more...

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Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

By at July 8, 2013 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

Toni Preckwinkle on Cook County’s Fiscal Health

Originally appeared at WTTW.com, July 3, 2013.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has released an initial budget for the next fiscal year, and in it she estimates a $152 million estimated deficit. The good news? This is the smallest projected budget gap since President Preckwinkle took office. However, Preckwinkle warns there are still tough choices more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:29 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2014 which projected a $152.1 million deficit.  Since taking office, President Preckwinkle has solved for more than $1 billion in deficits.  In Fiscal Year 2011, the deficit was $487 million, in 2012 it was $315.2 million and in 2013 it was $267.5 million.  This year's more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle On U.S. Supreme Court Rulings On Gay Marriage

By at June 26, 2013 | 11:50 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle On U.S. Supreme Court Rulings On Gay Marriage

“Today’s landmark Supreme Court decision finally entitles married same-sex couples to the federal benefits they deserve.  By declining to rule on the California case, the Supreme Court effectively cleared the way for same-sex marriage in the Golden State. The decision should strengthen the resolve of the Illinois General Assembly to make marriage equality the law in more...

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Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:17 pm | 1 Comments

Sustainability Advisory Council Recommends Bold Energy Reduction Goals

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that she is committing her administration to the ambitious sustainability goal of reducing the County’s Greenhouse Gas emissions by 80 percent over the next several decades. This commitment comes as a result of a just-released report by the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council, co-chaired by more...

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Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

By at May 22, 2013 | 9:12 am | 2 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle: Immigration bill will help Cook County

Originally published in the May 22, 2013 edition of the Chicago Sun Times.com Comprehensive immigration reform can’t come to Cook County soon enough. Momentum in Washington appears to be on the side of reform. The Senate Judiciary Committee has quickly marked up the 844-page bill and may vote on it as soon as Wednesday. And by early June the full Senate is more...

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Cook County Board Approves Lower Tax Rates for Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

By at May 9, 2013 | 9:03 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Board Approves Lower Tax Rates for Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

On May 8, 2013 the Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved an amendment to lower tax rates on the transfer of motor vehicles between county residents. The new rates, which take effect August 1, set a $90 tax on the transfer of motor vehicles nine years or older.  Vehicles four to eight years old will be subject to a $175 tax. Vehicles three years old or more...

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Preckwinkle Introduces Change to Parking Tax

By at May 9, 2013 | 8:45 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Introduces Change to Parking Tax

On May 8, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle  introduced an amendment that would lower the rate for many individuals who park in garages and lots. After a change in state law, the County and the City of Chicago are able to implement a percentage-based rate, rather than a tiered structure.  The County plans to impose a flat, 8.5% tax rate on parking more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

By at May 2, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off the 2013 roadway construction season and marked the centennial anniversary of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways. This year the department plans to allocate $35 million to improve nearly 49 lane miles of roadway in 19 municipalities across Cook County. When the department was more...

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Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that more than 100 volunteers, including Cook County employees, completed major repairs to the homes of two elderly residents in celebration of National Rebuilding Day. The non-profit agency Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago partnered with the County to fix the two homes, located in south suburban Harvey. more...

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