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President Preckwinkle Unveils 2012 Cook County Highway Plan

By at May 3, 2012 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils 2012 Cook County Highway Plan

President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the 2012 Cook County Highway Plan today, offering motorists a roadmap for construction season and all-new online information about ongoing projects. The 2012 Cook County Highway Plan will improve 70 miles of roads in more than 30 suburban municipalities at a cost of $65 million dollars.  The 27 county roadway projects scheduled for more...

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Task Force Recommends Eventual Elimination of Unincorporated Cook

By at April 30, 2012 | 11:24 am | 6 Comments

Task Force Recommends Eventual Elimination of Unincorporated Cook

The Cook County Unincorporated Task Force has completed its initial findings, and recommends that all unincorporated areas of the county be eventually annexed into existing municipalities, President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. President Preckwinkle directed the formation of the Task Force on November 4, 2011 fulfilling a goal promised in her Transition more...

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Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

By at April 4, 2012 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

Thirteen municipalities across Cook County received 193 certificates of purchase from the 2011 Scavenger Sale as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, President Preckwinkle announced today. The No Cash Bid program is one of the county’s economic development tools designed to help municipalities and other taxing bodies acquire tax delinquent property for reuse more...

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Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

By at March 7, 2012 | 12:06 pm | 10 Comments

Preckwinkle Launches Sustainability Advisory Council

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the formation of the Cook County Sustainability Advisory Council (CCSAC) which will be co-chaired by Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd, and Chris Kennedy, past President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. The Sustainability more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces Overhaul of Project Shield

By at June 30, 2011 | 7:20 pm | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Overhaul of Project Shield

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that her administration has identified wide-reaching problems with Project Shield and are taking immediate steps to correct the waste of tax-payer dollars and life-threatening risks the project poses. With federal grant funding under the Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative going towards more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CCHHS CEO Dr. Terry Mason discuss plans for Oak Forest Hospital

By at June 1, 2011 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, CCHHS CEO Dr. Terry Mason discuss plans for Oak Forest Hospital

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) Dr. Terry Mason held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss upcoming plans for Oak Forest Hospital. In light of the decision by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Board, CCHHS will begin today the process of a modified plan of operations for Oak Forest more...

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Faith and Community Leaders Stand with Preckwinkle on SB40 and the Oak Forest Transformation Plan

By at May 26, 2011 | 2:48 pm | 1 Comments

Faith and Community Leaders Stand with Preckwinkle on SB40 and the Oak Forest Transformation Plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health and Hospital System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Terry Mason called a meeting of faith and community leaders from the Chicago and surrounding suburbs on Thursday morning. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the future of the Cook County Health and Hospital System and the importance of moving forward more...

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Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

By at April 11, 2011 | 10:13 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

Cook County Board President on Monday introduced the County’s new Director of the Department of Environmental Control and as Chief Sustainability Officer, Deborah Stone The Department is the County’s “eyes, ears and nose” for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies (IEPA) for air pollution more...

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Preckwinkle, Sims provide municipalities with economic development tool

By at March 21, 2011 | 11:24 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle, Sims provide municipalities with economic development tool

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Finance Chairman John Daley and Cook County Board Commissioner Deborah Sims on Monday delivered on a promise to help 13 municipalities with targeted economic development projects through the Cook County No Cash Bid Program. The basic concept of the program is to assist municipalities and other taxing bodies with the more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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