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President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

By at February 20, 2014 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Seeks To Strengthen Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses In Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced proposed revisions to the County’s procurement code to enhance participation of Minority- and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) and to crackdown on fraudulent activity. “My administration remains committed to ensuring that M/WBEs share an equal footing with larger companies seeking to do business more...

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Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

By at December 17, 2013 | 1:19 pm | 1 Comments

Seven County Chairs and City Representative Meet to Discuss Regional Economic Development

For the first time in decades leaders from the region’s public and private economic development sectors gathered to discuss how they can work together to promote a stronger regional economy. County board chief executives from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will counties and the City of Chicago’s deputy mayor met last week at a summit hosted by the more...

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Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that more than 100 volunteers, including Cook County employees, completed major repairs to the homes of two elderly residents in celebration of National Rebuilding Day. The non-profit agency Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago partnered with the County to fix the two homes, located in south suburban Harvey. more...

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President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

By at April 4, 2013 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle and the Council of Economic Advisors Release Report On Promoting Regional Economic Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a new Economic Growth Agenda outlining strategies to strengthen economic development throughout Cook County and the Chicago metropolitan region. President Preckwinkle and her Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), a group of business, non-profit and civic leaders who promote regional economic growth, offered more...

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Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Joe Orr Road’s recent realignment and eventual extension into Indiana will yield economic benefits for the south suburban region. The first phase of the project, from east of Stony Island Avenue to Torrence Avenue in Lansing, moved and reconstructed Joe Orr Road further south and expanded it to more...

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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:02 am | 4 Comments

Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the United States to establish the innovative planning tool. The Land Bank Authority is being created as an agency of the County so it can help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. It will promote more...

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President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Gainer Introduce Ordinance Creating A Cook County Land Bank

By at December 18, 2012 | 3:04 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Gainer Introduce Ordinance Creating A Cook County Land Bank

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer today introduced legislation creating a Cook County Land Bank Authority, an agency of the County tasked with acquiring vacant and abandoned properties throughout the region to seek to return them to productive use. The Cook County Land Bank Authority, created under the County’s more...

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President Preckwinkle Welcomes Delegation from Nanchang, China and talks about Economic Development

By at November 28, 2012 | 8:40 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Welcomes Delegation from Nanchang, China and talks about Economic Development

Originally published on the Commit to Cook website, November 27, 2012 On November 20, President Preckwinkle welcomed a delegation of 25 high-level government officials from Nanchang, China, hosted by WorldChicago, who were  interested in gaining knowledge on economnic development and energy in the United States. The meeting, held at 69 W. Washington, 35th Floor, more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

By at July 24, 2012 | 11:55 am | 6 Comments

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

“I am pleased that the Board of Commissioners approved the Land Bank Advisory Committee and kicked off the important process of creating a Cook County Land Bank, a critical tool to help combat the foreclosure crisis and eradicate blight in our communities.  The committee is tasked with advising my office on a responsible, legal and effective model for the Land Bank, as more...

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Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

By at July 19, 2012 | 3:17 pm | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the creation of a Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished business and civic leaders from across the region who will advise Cook County on how to promote long-term economic growth within Cook County as well as the larger economic region. The Council will be co-chaired by John W. more...

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