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Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

By at October 3, 2011 | 11:53 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

In an effort to stop the unlawful practices of two neighboring towns, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in announcing that the County has filed a twelve count complaint against the City of Kankakee, the Village of Channahon and three separate Retail Acceptance Brokers to stop a wrongful sales-tax more...

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Preckwinkle, Dart Launch Taskforce to Crack Down on Illegal Cigarette Sales

By at September 30, 2011 | 5:24 pm | 9 Comments

Preckwinkle, Dart Launch Taskforce to Crack Down on Illegal Cigarette Sales

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart today to announce their offices’ joint efforts to crack down on business and individuals who want to skirt the Cook County Tobacco Ordinance requiring retailers and individuals to pay the cigarette tax. Since their collaboration was launched earlier this month, the Department of more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Roughly $6.8 Million in Energy Savings

By at September 29, 2011 | 12:45 pm | 9 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Roughly $6.8 Million in Energy Savings

As part of her ongoing commitment to greater energy efficiency, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that by the end of 2011 taxpayers will have saved well over $1 million dollars in electricity savings through the efforts of the ongoing partnership with Cook County Government and ComEd. As a result of “Wattage Wars,” a competition between more...

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Preckwinkle: Time for Delinquent Businesses to Pay Their Fair Share

By at September 29, 2011 | 9:12 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle: Time for Delinquent Businesses to Pay Their Fair Share

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle launched a new initiative today to identify unregistered businesses that are delinquent in paying taxes to the Cook County Department of Revenue, one step in an effort to reach an overall goal of $10.2 million in delinquent revenue. In accordance with President Preckwinkle’s goals of fiscal responsibility, transparency and more...

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Preckwinkle’s Procurement Ordinance to Increase Savings and Accountability

By at September 7, 2011 | 1:16 pm | 4 Comments

Preckwinkle’s Procurement Ordinance to Increase Savings and Accountability

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a new Procurement Ordinance to overhaul the County’s procurement process while expanding County’s ability to engage Minority and Women owned businesses (M/WBE). President Preckwinkle was joined at Wednesday’s press conference by the Inspector General, Patrick Blanchard, Cook County Commissioners and more...

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Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

By at August 23, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference today to talk about her administration’s continued commitment to economic development. This year alone, Cook County has significantly increased its engagement with the business community – working directly with business organizations and owners, meeting with municipalities throughout Cook more...

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County Board Members, Healthcare Professionals & Community Leaders Support President Toni Preckwinkle on Oak Forest Decision

By at August 17, 2011 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

County Board Members, Healthcare Professionals & Community Leaders Support President Toni Preckwinkle on Oak Forest Decision

Today, members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, healthcare professionals, and community leaders joined President Preckwinkle in supporting the Illinois Health Facilities and Services 7-1-1 decision to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a Regional Outpatient Center. “I applaud the Board's decision in approving the transformation of the Oak Forest campus. more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle & CCHHS CEO Dr. Raju on Oak Forest Hospital Decision

By at August 16, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle & CCHHS CEO Dr. Raju on Oak Forest Hospital Decision

Today, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved a request by the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems plan to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a Regional Outpatient Center.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I am very pleased that the state board approved the plan created by the independent more...

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Good Government Through the Looking Glass: The Budget Process

By at August 15, 2011 | 2:28 pm | 3 Comments

Good Government Through the Looking Glass: The Budget Process

From the Huffington Post, August 15th, 2011: Good and responsible government mandates complete transparency of the budget process, whether it's on the national, state, or county level. Operating with a budget shortfall at any level of government involves making tough choices, and these choices certainly don't become easier as budget deadlines approach. In Cook County, more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Statement on New CCHHS CEO, Dr. Ramanathan Raju M.D.

By at July 29, 2011 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Statement on New CCHHS CEO, Dr. Ramanathan Raju M.D.

Today, Dr. Ramanathan Raju, the COO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., was selected as the Chief Executive Officer for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS). Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I want to congratulate Dr. Raju on his appointment to the independent Cook County Health and Hospitals more...

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