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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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Minds Matter of Chicago honors Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

By at April 15, 2011 | 12:58 pm | 0 Comment

Minds Matter of Chicago honors Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

A non-profit group improving educational opportunities for Chicago Public Schools students will honor Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart at its annual fundraiser on April 15th. Minds Matter of Chicago, which is made up of young professionals serving as mentors to students, guiding them through academic rigors and college preparation processes, will have its 5th annual more...

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Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

By at April 14, 2011 | 3:07 pm | 0 Comment

Sheriff’s Cadet class first to include benefits for veterans

Graduation ceremonies are set for today for the first class of Cook County correctional officer cadets who qualify for financial benefits through the G.I. Bill, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Last month, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs recognized the Sheriff of Cook County Training Academy as an approved site for benefits, meaning military veterans more...

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to recognize dozens of deputies and officers

By at April 13, 2011 | 10:05 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to recognize dozens of deputies and officers

Deputies who ran into burning buildings, an officer who chased a shooter while off-duty and another whose productivity leads the entire department – even as he enters his 33rd year of work - are among those set to be honored at this year’s Cook County Sheriff’s Employee Awards and Recognition Ceremony, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The event, hosted by more...

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Cook County Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Raymond L. Jagielski to Fifth Municipal District

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:31 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Chief Judge Evans appoints Judge Raymond L. Jagielski to Fifth Municipal District

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced the appointment of Circuit Judge Raymond L. Jagielski as Presiding Judge of the court’s southwest suburban Fifth Municipal District.  The appointment is effective April 15, 2011. Judge Jagielski will replace current Fifth Municipal District Presiding Judge David P. Sterba, whose more...

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Unofficial April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election precinct results, write-in totals now online

By at April 6, 2011 | 6:35 pm | 0 Comment

Unofficial April 5th Cook County Consolidated Election precinct results, write-in totals now online

Unofficial precinct- and township-level results are now available online. To view precinct results for a race, click on the contest title or "View results for this race by township." Each contest can also be downloaded into a three-worksheet (summary, township, precinct) Excel file. Unofficial results include Early Voting and absentee ballots received through more...

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Cabonargi schedules more property tax assessment seminars for Chicago

By at April 6, 2011 | 10:18 am | 0 Comment

Cabonargi schedules more property tax assessment seminars for Chicago

Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a seminar with Alderman Tim Cullerton (38th Ward) on how homeowners can appeal their property assessment and lower their property tax bills.  The seminar will be held on Monday, April 11th at 6:30 PM, at Merrimac Park located at 6343 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago. “The Board of Review can more...

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to be honored with national justice award

By at April 4, 2011 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to be honored with national justice award

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is set to be recognized Tuesday as the 2011 recipient of the John Jay Medal for Justice Community Leader Award – an honor that comes thanks to his inspiring and innovative approaches to law enforcement and community leadership. In a ceremony set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The City University of New York Graduate Center, Dart will be more...

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Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

By at March 29, 2011 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

Participation is picking up in the final days of Early Voting, with 1,970 suburban voters casting ballots on Monday to mark the greatest single day turnout so far this voting period, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday. Since Early Voting began March 14, 18,535 suburban Cook County voters have participated even though fewer than half of all races are more...

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Cook County Sheriff Unveils Website Redesign

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:33 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Unveils Website Redesign

As part of an ongoing commitment to transparency and helping residents better understand office operations, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is introducing several changes to the sheriff’s website, improving the flow of information to the public. Among the new features at www.cookcountysheriff.com are:   Pictures and descriptions of the sheriff’s more...

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