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President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax

By at February 28, 2013 | 11:30 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by health professionals and anti-smoking advocates to highlight the public health benefits of the $1-a-pack cigarette tax increase set to take effect tomorrow, March 1. “By making cigarettes more expensive in Cook County, we are representing the societal cost of smoking,” President Preckwinkle said. more...

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Toni Preckwinkle’s Testimony on Illinois’ Proposed Conceal Carry Law

By at February 22, 2013 | 9:53 pm | 3 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle’s Testimony on Illinois’ Proposed Conceal Carry Law

My name is Toni Preckwinkle.  I am President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  Chairman Nekritz, Vice-Chairman Williams and Minority Spokesman Reboletti — I appreciate the opportunity to testify before your committee this morning. I was a school teacher on the south side of Chicago and a Board Member of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  I more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

By at February 14, 2013 | 3:31 pm | 1 Comments

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Marriage Equality Legislation

“I applaud the members of the Illinois Senate for taking the first step towards marriage equality in our state. Gay and lesbian couples deserve full recognition of their relationships.  Couples who are in loving, committed relationships should be able to marry and be treated equally in the eye of the law. I congratulate Senator Heather Steans for her tireless more...

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New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

By at February 13, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of a car sharing program that is expected to save the County more than $250,000 in vehicle costs and travel reimbursement during the first year, as well as promote energy efficiency. County employees can now book Shared Fleet vehicles to conduct daylong business or reserve Zipcars for shorter more...

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President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

By at February 13, 2013 | 9:32 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

President Preckwinkle attends ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th, kicking-off this year’s show. Joined by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Dave Sloan, General Manager, Chicago Auto Show and other dignitaries, the ribbon was cut opening the doors for the 105th Auto Show, making it the oldest and largest exhibit in the more...

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President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

By at February 6, 2013 | 9:44 am | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the members of the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s Board of Directors, which will oversee the work of the land bank’s efforts to return vacant properties to productive use. The board is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with expertise in a variety of fields, including housing, open space, more...

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Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

By at February 5, 2013 | 4:58 pm | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lauded the passage by the Cook County Board today of an ordinance requiring firearm owners to report the sale, loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. Individuals who sell, lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, are now required to report it to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office within more...

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President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

By at February 4, 2013 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

President Preckwinkle has formed a New Media Council composed of marketing and social media experts who will help the County develop a digital strategy to better engage, serve, and connect with the public. The council has been tasked with providing input and feedback on the County’s on-going efforts to redesign its website. It also is expected to offer more...

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President Preckwinkle Appoints Violence Prevention Advisory Committee

By at January 23, 2013 | 10:34 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Appoints Violence Prevention Advisory Committee

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today named seven individuals to the County’s Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Reduction Advisory Committee. The advisory committee is tasked with studying and making recommendations regarding a gun court in Cook County, and advising the President’s Justice Advisory Council on how to appropriate $2 million in more...

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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:02 am | 4 Comments

Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the United States to establish the innovative planning tool. The Land Bank Authority is being created as an agency of the County so it can help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. It will promote more...

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