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Cook County President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce anti-violence collaboration

By at May 4, 2011 | 2:40 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce anti-violence collaboration

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced a new partnership between the City, Cook County and the civic community to increase access to summer programs for young people throughout the City and County. “Summer programs provide an incredible service to our children. They open their eyes to new worlds and they are safe more...

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President Preckwinkle adds to County budget, finance teams

By at May 2, 2011 | 12:59 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle adds to County budget, finance teams

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced the addition of long-time City of Chicago budget planner Andrea Gibson to her budget team. Gibson most recently served as the City of Chicago’s First Deputy Budget Director in the Office of Budget and Management, a post she held since 2007. Preckwinkle said her administration places a priority on more...

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President Preckwinkle names Frontline Award winner

By at April 20, 2011 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle names Frontline Award winner

Earlier this year, the Office of the President announced the creation of the first annual Frontline award. The award provides employees of Cook County with a formal system to suggest ideas that will help the county meet its four goals—fiscal responsibility, innovative leadership, transparency and accountability, and improved services. The goal of this award is to more...

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Preckwinkle, Cook County announce 2011 Capital Improvement Program

By at April 20, 2011 | 10:02 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Cook County announce 2011 Capital Improvement Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released today a 2011 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that empahasizes a new structure for the organization charged with planning.  The proposed program deferred approximately $80 million worth of previously approved projects. Preckwinkle said the road toward an efficient long-term financial planning starts with the more...

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Preckwinkle, Fritchey move to open up Cook County data

By at April 19, 2011 | 10:03 am | 22 Comments

Preckwinkle, Fritchey move to open up Cook County data

Right-click to open the above image in a new tab or window. To view the interactive version, make sure your viewer is in slideshow mode Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey today announced a major initiative to bring meaningful transparency reforms to Cook County.  The Open Cook County Plan is aimed at making county more...

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Vote for the winner of the Cook County Frontline Award

By at April 13, 2011 | 9:20 am | 7 Comments

Vote for the winner of the Cook County Frontline Award

Earlier this year, President Preckwinkle announced the creation of the first annual Frontline Award. The award provides Cook County employees – workers who best understand the services they provide – with a process to submit ideas that improve service or create efficiencies directly to the Board President. Employees were asked to incorporate ideas that met at least more...

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Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

By at April 11, 2011 | 10:13 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

Cook County Board President on Monday introduced the County’s new Director of the Department of Environmental Control and as Chief Sustainability Officer, Deborah Stone The Department is the County’s “eyes, ears and nose” for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies (IEPA) for air pollution more...

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Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

From TribLocal for Oak Park/River Forest, March 30th: "On March 16th Seguin Services welcomed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski (16th District) to Seguin’s Carr Center in Cicero. President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Tobolski toured the entire Seguin program complex, including the Portillo’s Learning more...

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Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

By at March 29, 2011 | 1:43 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

By at March 29, 2011 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of non-profit, more...

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