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President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

By at July 28, 2011 | 10:57 am | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary budget estimates for 2012, projecting a shortfall of $315.21 million in the General Fund for 2012. The release of a preliminary budget is a first for Cook County. Citing the need for a more effective budget process, President Preckwinkle issued an Executive Order on June 29th mandating a preliminary more...

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President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

By at July 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

The day after introducing and passing a resolution with the Cook County Board opposing deep, proposed cuts to Medicaid, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the membership of the Southland Health Advisory Council, keeping a promise she made in June. "We promised to announce a Southland Health Advisory Council, to create a way for faith and more...

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President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

By at July 12, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

With the support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3.9 million HOME Investment Partnership Loan to South Suburban PADS to support the development of a new 77-unit construction rental housing project in Country Club Hills. President Preckwinkle, who met with community leaders in the south suburbs last more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:57 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

In an unprecedented effort to implement long-term financial planning and instill a new culture of accountability in Cook County government, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the first Set Targets, Achieve Results (STAR) performance management report today, joined by elected officials from across the county. This is the first time performance more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

By at July 6, 2011 | 12:06 pm | 6 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces New Leadership and Focus for Criminal Justice Agency

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Judicial Advisory Council (JAC), an agency under the Office of the President charged with the coordination and reform on the Cook County criminal justice system. The JAC will pursue President Preckwinkle’s campaign promise and long-standing priority of reforming the criminal justice more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Overhaul of Project Shield

By at June 30, 2011 | 7:20 pm | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Overhaul of Project Shield

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that her administration has identified wide-reaching problems with Project Shield and are taking immediate steps to correct the waste of tax-payer dollars and life-threatening risks the project poses. With federal grant funding under the Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative going towards more...

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President Preckwinkle Issues Executive Order Calling for Annual Preliminary Budgets

By at June 29, 2011 | 7:05 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Issues Executive Order Calling for Annual Preliminary Budgets

Continuing her commitment to implementing long-term financial planning at the County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued an executive order requiring annual preliminary budgets from all Cook County agencies and departments. Click here to read the Executive Order, or right click and "Save As" to download The executive order, which President more...

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President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

By at June 28, 2011 | 10:21 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with mayors from the western suburbs in Maywood today to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding that will be used to improve their communities in the near future. President Preckwinkle said that the $1.4 million in CDBG projects in the western suburbs translates into real jobs for people in the more...

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Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

By at June 24, 2011 | 9:52 am | 7 Comments

Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois competition launched

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn announced today the launch of Apps for Metro Chicago Illinois, an application development competition. The competition, which will take place over the next six months, will continue the historic open data efforts taking place in Chicago, the Chicago metro area, and throughout more...

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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce Expanded Summer Program Opportunities for Cook County Youth

By at June 22, 2011 | 12:43 pm | 5 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce Expanded Summer Program Opportunities for Cook County Youth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced expanded summer program opportunities for youth across Chicago. “We’re investing in our children’s safety and in their futures,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Through coordination between the city, county, business and foundation community, an additional 2,800 kids across the city will more...

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