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Commissioner Murphy’s Recent National and Statewide Appointments

By at July 18, 2011 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

Commissioner Murphy’s Recent National and Statewide Appointments

Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy was appointed in February to President Obama’s National Ocean Council Governance Coordinating Committee (NOCGCC) established under Executive Order 13547.  As a local government representative for NOC Murphy joins a group of state, local, and tribal officials to deliberate and coordinate with the Federal government on the National Ocean 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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Two-week Camp Kicks Off, Pairing Cook County Sheriff’s Officers, Staff and Kids

By at July 12, 2011 | 1:20 pm | 1 Comments

Two-week Camp Kicks Off, Pairing Cook County Sheriff’s Officers, Staff and Kids

Three years after the Cook County Sheriff’s Office took over full-time policing duties in Ford Heights, children from that community are getting the opportunity to learn more about the world around them and the officers who serve and protect them on a daily basis. Sheriff Dart’s Youth Camp kicks off this week with activities aimed at not only improving the minds 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 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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President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

By at June 14, 2011 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference to announce the allocation of over $15 million in grant funding for municipalities and community services providers throughout the County. “We are emerging from an economic depression like we haven’t seen since the 1930s. Yet, we have a real opportunity to strengthen Chicago and define Cook more...

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Sheriff’s Office Torch Run Kick-off

By at June 7, 2011 | 4:33 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Office Torch Run Kick-off

Officials from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement leaders will be kicking off Leg 5 of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 7th.  The Sheriff's Office is hosting the kickoff ceremony in the parking lot of Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren, Chicago at 8:30 a.m., with the run beginning at 9 a.m.     This is more...

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Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

By at June 1, 2011 | 3:37 pm | 6 Comments

Clerk Orr’s office issues first Civil Union licenses in Illinois

Cook County Clerk David Orr's office issued its first civil union license this morning to Janean Watkins and Lakeesha Harris of Chicago, who arrived at midnight to be the first couple in line at the Daley Center. About 75 couples and their supporters arrived before the Clerk's office opened at 7:30 a.m. today, the first day Illinois allows civil unions under a law first more...

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Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

By at May 20, 2011 | 3:11 pm | 1 Comments

Young Women’s Healthy Choices Forum, Tuesday May 24th at Senn High School

Join us for a candid discussion of issues that impact the lives and futures of young girls and women. Learn about healthy choices that you can make from experts. Event topics: Young Women’s Physical Health, presented by Dr. Anita Blanchard, Assoc. Prof. OB/Gyn, Univ. of Chicago You Deserve Healthy Relationships, presented by Dr. Ann Russo, Assoc. Prof., Women more...

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