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President Preckwinkle Heralds Key Public Safety Investments for 2013

By at October 16, 2012 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Heralds Key Public Safety Investments for 2013

Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle announced today the completion of the first significant phase of recommendations laid out in the comprehensive Bond Court study, furthering the County’s efforts to make sustainable and systemic changes to the criminal justice system by working to reduce the jail population and the related costs of public safety in Cook County. The more...

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President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

By at October 9, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Cook County Hospitals Announce Service Improvements at Stroger Hospital

Originally published at the Cook County Health & Hosptials Website: On Friday, October 5, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr. Ramanathan Raju announced significant progress in two key areas relating to patient care at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, CCHHS’ flagship more...

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Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

By at October 3, 2012 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County’s New Mutual Aid Relationship Means Improved Services and Faster Response Times During Emergencies

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement that creates a mutual aid relationship between Cook County and the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN). As a member of IPWMAN, Cook County will have access to valuable statewide resources that will allow the County to augment its existing arsenal of resources, and improve response times during more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Plans To Crack Down On County Tax Scofflaws

By at September 26, 2012 | 11:44 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Plans To Crack Down On County Tax Scofflaws

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today new plans to crack down on those who are evading taxes and fees within the County. The County is pursuing two new proposals that would bring in $4 million in Fiscal Year 2013 by going after businesses and residents not filing tax returns, paying too little in taxes, or simply evading Home Rule taxes in Cook more...

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President Preckwinkle Cuts Ribbon at Country Club Hills Wellness Center

By at September 26, 2012 | 10:32 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Cuts Ribbon at Country Club Hills Wellness Center

President Preckwinkle, joined by Reverend Harry Roberts, President, Board of Directors of South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) and Mayor Welch of County Club Hills, cut the ribbon on their new Wellness Center in Country Club Hills, yesterday morning. In her remarks, President Preckwinkle remembered that the group assembled had been at the ground more...

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Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

By at September 26, 2012 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Orr, Volunteers Team Up for National Voter Registration Day

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Clerk David Orr kicked off a countywide nonpartisan voter registration drive yesterday at the Markham courthouse in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 9 for the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. Preckwinkle, a former high school more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

By at September 12, 2012 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces Road Project Designed To Promote Economic Development In The South Suburbs

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a strategic road project that will promote economic growth in the South Suburbs. The county will use $8-$10 million dollars in Motor Fuel Tax funds to reconstruct and widen Center Street from 159th Street to 171st Street—a crucial truck route in Harvey. In addition to reconstructing the deteriorated pavement, the more...

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Cook County Introduces First Agreement Under New Vacant Building Ordinance

By at September 10, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Introduces First Agreement Under New Vacant Building Ordinance

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an agreement to the Cook County Board of Commissioners between the County and the Village of Oak Lawn to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. The Intergovernmental Agreement is the result of the efforts undertaken by the Bureau of Economic Development, the Department of Building and more...

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Resource Fair Offers Veterans One-Stop Access to Aid and Support

By at September 1, 2012 | 11:57 am | 1 Comments

Resource Fair Offers Veterans One-Stop Access to Aid and Support

Cook County’s Veterans Assistance Commission offered one-stop access to a variety of aid and support during a multi-agency Resource Fair on August 29. Forty-five agencies, organizations and government offices set up booths in the auditorium of the county’s Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to provide help with employment, continuing education, housing, crisis more...

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Cook County Awarded $175,000 Grant to Upgrade Technology in Medical Examiner’s Office

By at August 28, 2012 | 3:34 pm | 3 Comments

Cook County Awarded $175,000 Grant to Upgrade Technology in Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Cook County has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will help modernize the computer software system at the Medical Examiner’s Office. “We made a commitment to institute reforms at the ME’s office, and this accomplishment is another milestone toward our goals,” President more...

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