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Preckwinkle names new county Chief Financial Officer

By at January 20, 2011 | 4:07 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle names new county Chief Financial Officer

Originally published January 18, 2011--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced today the County’s new Chief Financial Officer, Tariq G. Malhance. Malhance has 25 years of experience in public finance and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Private Equity of Unicorn Investment Bank,and President of UIB Capital, Inc. in Chicago. He retired more...

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Cook County Officials & IL Secretary of State Promote Organ Donation

By at January 18, 2011 | 3:38 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Officials & IL Secretary of State Promote Organ Donation

Originally published January 4, 2011--Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele (2nd) in a partnership with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Secretary of State Jesse White and the Cook County Board of Commissioners are recognizing the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network and Donate Life Illinois for their work to promote awareness of organ and tissue more...

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Preckwinkle appoints leaders in procurement and contract compliance

By at January 14, 2011 | 7:12 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle appoints leaders in procurement and contract compliance

Originally published December 21, 2010--County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has named two experienced leaders to head her purchasing team. Maria De Lourdes Coss was selected to serve as the Purchasing Agent. E. LaVerne Hall will serve as Director of Contract Compliance. Maria De Lourdes Coss most recently served as the Director of Purchasing at the more...

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220 canoeists, kayakers paddle Chicago River on New Year’s Day

By at January 14, 2011 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

Originally published January 2, 2011--Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle was one of hundreds of canoeists and kayakers who paddled the Chicago River on New Year's Day. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County says 220 paddlers participated in Saturday's "Happy Canoe Year!" event. Officials say the five and a half mile float started near Winnetka at Skokie more...

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Preckwinkle institutes ethics training rules for all employees

By at January 13, 2011 | 9:15 pm | 0 Comment

Originally published December 20, 2010--County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has introduced new, wide-ranging ethics rules as part of her comprehensive 100 Day Reform Initiative. Preckwinkle issued her second executive order on Monday expanding the number of employees who are required to receive ethics training as well as the frequency of those more...

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Preckwinkle appoints two civic leaders to lead Forest Preserves

By at January 13, 2011 | 4:02 am | 0 Comment

Originally published December 15, 2010--Arnold Randall was selected to serve as the new Superintendent of the Cook County Forest Preserve Department. Mary Laraia will serve as Assistant Superintendent of the nation’s largest Forest Preserve district. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said both Randall and Laraia bring tremendous experience and more...

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Preckwinkle imposes spending freeze

By at January 13, 2011 | 3:56 am | 0 Comment

Originally published December 13, 2010--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued her first executive order on Monday imposing a moratorium on non-essential capital and professional service contracts. This is the first of the major initiatives outlined in Preckwinkle’s transition report, released last week. Preckwinkle said the moratorium is a more...

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Preckwinkle names experienced public/private sector experts to administrative positions

By at January 13, 2011 | 3:42 am | 0 Comment

Originally published December 9, 2010--Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced two major personnel decisions on Thursday afternoon. Greg Wass will join the Preckwinkle administration as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Robin Kelly joins the administration as the county’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “We’re putting together a team that more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Releases Transition Report

By at January 13, 2011 | 3:23 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Releases Transition Report

Originally published December 7, 2010-Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released her transition report today.  Following her victory in the general election, Preckwinkle asked a diverse group of civic, business, and community leaders to come together and focus on creating a plan that would guide Cook County forward both in the short and long more...

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