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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

By at December 10, 2012 | 1:13 pm | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project at Cook County Jail

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the start of a major construction project at the Cook County Department of Corrections and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) that will improve building standards, increase energy efficiency and realize significant energy savings. The three-year, $34 million dollar project will replace critical more...

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County’s Energy Reduction Initiative earns national achievement award

By at June 3, 2012 | 5:34 pm | 3 Comments

County’s Energy Reduction Initiative earns national achievement award

Cook County earned a national achievement award for saving a whopping $2.5 million dollars in energy costs. The award was presented in May by the National Association of Counties in recognition of Cook County’s successful efforts to significantly reduce energy consumption. The county won in the category of “Environmental Protection and Energy” for its innovative more...

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Cook County Defeats Chicago In “Battle of the Bulbs” Environmental Challenge

By at April 19, 2012 | 1:32 pm | 6 Comments

Cook County Defeats Chicago In “Battle of the Bulbs” Environmental Challenge

Cook County is the new champion of the kilowatt-crushing “Battle of the Bulbs” competition, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. The energy reduction challenge pitted the Cook County Building against the City of Chicago City Hall. While the buildings are connected, they have separate addresses, HVAC systems and fire alarm systems. The goal more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Roughly $6.8 Million in Energy Savings

By at September 29, 2011 | 12:45 pm | 9 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Roughly $6.8 Million in Energy Savings

As part of her ongoing commitment to greater energy efficiency, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that by the end of 2011 taxpayers will have saved well over $1 million dollars in electricity savings through the efforts of the ongoing partnership with Cook County Government and ComEd. As a result of “Wattage Wars,” a competition between more...

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