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President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2013 | 11:29 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases FY 2014 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2014 which projected a $152.1 million deficit.  Since taking office, President Preckwinkle has solved for more than $1 billion in deficits.  In Fiscal Year 2011, the deficit was $487 million, in 2012 it was $315.2 million and in 2013 it was $267.5 million.  This year's 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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President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

By at January 3, 2013 | 2:52 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today urged the Illinois House to adopt legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, citing data that it will ease the burden on Cook County’s courts. In Cook County, more than 40,000 tickets were issued in 2012 to motorists for driving without a license. Cook County traffic court more...

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President Preckwinkle, Business Leaders and Cook County Commissioners Herald Repeal Of Stroger Sales Tax Increase

By at January 2, 2013 | 2:37 pm | 13 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Business Leaders and Cook County Commissioners Herald Repeal Of Stroger Sales Tax Increase

Video streaming by Ustream Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with business leaders today to herald the final rollback of the Stroger sales tax in Cook County, which will result in an overall savings of $440 million for taxpayers. “I have worked hard since taking office to ensure that families and businesses can trust County government more...

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Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

By at October 31, 2012 | 10:26 am | 12 Comments

Cook County to Dedicate $2 Million Towards Violence Prevention

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a compromise to the proposed firearm and ammunition tax and a $2 million dedicated to violence prevention, intervention and reduction programs that combat gun violence. The County will impose a $25 tax on the purchase of firearms, while eliminating the proposed tax on ammunition. The $2 million, which more...

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Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

By at July 17, 2012 | 11:22 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced new initiatives aimed at removing barriers for small, minority and women owned businesses and stimulating economic growth. At a news conference Tuesday, President Preckwinkle announced three policy initiatives focused on building the capacity for small businesses to create jobs and grow, to do more business more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2012 | 11:49 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2013, projecting a shortfall of $267.5 million. The latest projection is a clear sign of the progress being made to stabilize County finances after preliminary budget shortfalls of $487 million for FY 2011 and $315 million for FY 2012.  President Preckwinkle pointed more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

By at June 19, 2012 | 12:33 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Changes at Medical Examiner’s Office

President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the retirement of Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones and the appointment of Daryl Jackson as the new executive officer of the Medical Examiner’s office.  Dr. Jones retirement is effective July 31st . “Dr. Jones has a wealth of institutional knowledge and we will rely on her expertise to help the county make a more...

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Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

By at June 18, 2012 | 11:23 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Strengthens Commitment to Summer Jobs Program for Youth, “One Summer Chicago”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today was joined by several Board Commissioners to announce the County is increasing its contribution to the One Summer Plus program, a targeted jobs program directed at youth in the city’s high risk communities, to $265,000. The County’s funding to One Summer Plus will aid in providing opportunities for 700 young more...

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Preckwinkle Moves to Overhaul Housing Authority of Cook County

By at June 5, 2012 | 10:41 am | 5 Comments

Preckwinkle Moves to Overhaul Housing Authority of Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced sweeping changes to the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) by appointing four new board members, representing a majority on the seven-member board. Preckwinkle Moves to Overhaul Housing Authority of Cook County The newly constituted board will be charged with implementing both short and long-term policy more...

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