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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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First New Sheriff’s Police Officers in 3 Years Begin Training

By at September 29, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

First New Sheriff’s Police Officers in 3 Years Begin Training

For the first time since 2008, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police will welcomes a class of new officers – with a group entirely made up of existing employees promoted from other sworn ranks. The 25 new officers – which include former court deputies and correctional officers promoted in accordance with rules governed by the Shakman Decree – began physical training more...

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Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

By at September 22, 2011 | 9:53 am | 0 Comment

Commissioner Cabonargi Announces Property Tax Appeal Seminars

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a property tax seminar with Senator John Mulroe (10th District), Representative Michael McAuliffe (20th District), Commissioner Peter Silvestri (9th District) and Alderman Mary O’Connor (41st Ward) on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  The more...

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Sheriff’s Detainee Rehabilitation Program Helps Hundreds Learn New Skills

By at September 12, 2011 | 9:30 am | 2 Comments

Sheriff’s Detainee Rehabilitation Program Helps Hundreds Learn New Skills

A massive expansion of the garden on the grounds of the Cook County Jail has allowed for more than 100 non-violent detainees to earn gardening and landscaping job skills while they are incarcerated. On Friday, September 9th, dozens of those detainees were recognized with certificates of completion. This is the 18th year for the garden program, which last year added a more...

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Cook County Board of Review Introduces Online Filing for Appeals

By at September 8, 2011 | 10:20 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board of Review Introduces Online Filing for Appeals

Cook County Board of Review Commissioners Larry Rogers, Jr., Michael Cabonargi, and Dan Patlak unveiled the first online filing system allowing taxpayers to appeal their property tax assessment via the Internet.  The online system makes incredible strides in creating a more open and convenient appeal process for taxpayers.  The new filing system was created in more...

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Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Documentary on Sheriff’s Anti-prostitution Program

By at August 16, 2011 | 9:44 am | 1 Comments

Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Documentary on Sheriff’s Anti-prostitution Program

A two-hour documentary set to air Thursday, August 18th on the Oprah Winfrey Network details the unique approach the Cook County Sheriff’s Office uses when handling prostitution cases and the efforts made to help those women turn their lives around. “Prostitution: Leaving The Life” is set to air at 8 p.m. CST on OWN. It details the work done by employees in the more...

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Military Vets Finding Successful Careers as Cook County Sheriff’s Police

By at August 10, 2011 | 8:19 am | 1 Comments

Military Vets Finding Successful Careers as Cook County Sheriff’s Police

Five months after the Cook County Sheriff’s Training Academy was certified as an eligible site for benefits under the G.I. Bill, nearly one-third of those cadets graduating today are U.S. military veterans, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Wednesday. Ceremonies are set for 2 p.m. today at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Heights. Graduation more...

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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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Lobbyists earned nearly $1 million in first half of 2011

By at July 25, 2011 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

Lobbyists earned nearly $1 million in first half of 2011

Lobbyists were paid nearly $1 million during the first half of 2011 as they attempted to influenceCookCountyofficials, although the number of reported contacts dropped by nearly 10 percent, Clerk David Orr announced Monday. The 178 active lobbyists in Cook Countyearned $924,136 and reported 632 lobbying contacts from January to June, down from 700 contacts during the more...

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831 couples applied for Civil Union licenses during June

By at July 18, 2011 | 4:44 pm | 1 Comments

831 couples applied for Civil Union licenses during June

Cook County Clerk David Orr issued 831 civil union licenses during June, the first month civil union licenses were issued in Illinois. "It's thrilling to see so many happy couples getting licenses and celebrating their relationships," Orr said. "My office is dedicated to making this milestone special for each and every couple." The Clerk's office collected more than more...

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