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Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

By at May 28, 2013 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Receives Award for Progressive Demolition Debris Recycling Policy

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has received national recognition for its progressive recycling policy which has kept tons of demolition debris out of landfills and created jobs through the reuse and resale of building material. The County was presented with the Walnut Gavel award for its leading-edge Demolition Debris Diversion more...

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Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

By at May 16, 2013 | 8:38 am | 0 Comment

Public health officials caution residents against tickborne disease

Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) officials encourage suburban Cook County residents to prevent against tick bites while outdoors enjoying the warmer weather. Ticks are found in and near wooded areas, tall grass and brush. Infected ticks can transmit diseases including ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and Lyme disease through their more...

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Cook County Board Approves Lower Tax Rates for Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

By at May 9, 2013 | 9:03 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Board Approves Lower Tax Rates for Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

On May 8, 2013 the Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved an amendment to lower tax rates on the transfer of motor vehicles between county residents. The new rates, which take effect August 1, set a $90 tax on the transfer of motor vehicles nine years or older.  Vehicles four to eight years old will be subject to a $175 tax. Vehicles three years old or more...

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Preckwinkle Introduces Change to Parking Tax

By at May 9, 2013 | 8:45 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Introduces Change to Parking Tax

On May 8, 2013, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle  introduced an amendment that would lower the rate for many individuals who park in garages and lots. After a change in state law, the County and the City of Chicago are able to implement a percentage-based rate, rather than a tiered structure.  The County plans to impose a flat, 8.5% tax rate on parking more...

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The Housing Authority of Cook County to Open Wait List on May 8, 2013

By at May 7, 2013 | 2:16 pm | 0 Comment

The Housing Authority of Cook County to Open Wait List on May 8, 2013

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) will be accepting applications for its site-based wait list for studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom project-based voucher (PBV) units at the Country Club Hills Wellness Center (CCHWC) located at 4411 Gatling Blvd in Country Club Hills, IL 60478. The CCHWC is a permanent supportive housing community serving the homeless. To more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

By at May 2, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 Roadway Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off the 2013 roadway construction season and marked the centennial anniversary of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways. This year the department plans to allocate $35 million to improve nearly 49 lane miles of roadway in 19 municipalities across Cook County. When the department was more...

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Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

By at April 30, 2013 | 11:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Volunteers Repair Homes on National Rebuilding Day

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that more than 100 volunteers, including Cook County employees, completed major repairs to the homes of two elderly residents in celebration of National Rebuilding Day. The non-profit agency Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago partnered with the County to fix the two homes, located in south suburban Harvey. more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Issues a Disaster Proclamation for Cook County

By at April 19, 2013 | 8:56 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Issues a Disaster Proclamation for Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today issued a disaster proclamation for Cook County. Severe weather across Cook County has caused significant widespread flooding, with more severe weather forecasted to occur.  Flash flooding has forced evacuations, significantly impacted homes and businesses, and closed numerous roadways. It continues to pose a more...

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County Board Introduces Lower Tax Rates For Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:45 am | 1 Comments

County Board Introduces Lower Tax Rates For Vehicle Transfers Between Non-Retailers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an amendment to lower tax rates on the transfer of motor vehicles between county residents. Beginning August 1, an individual transferring ownership of a motor vehicle nine years or older will be subject to a $90 tax.  Vehicles four to eight years old will be subject to a $175 tax. Vehicles three years old more...

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President Preckwinkle Announces BUILT in Cook Loan Fund

By at April 18, 2013 | 11:04 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces BUILT in Cook Loan Fund

President Preckwinkle today announced that Cook County received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a $30 million loan guarantee program to finance four types of sustainable development. They are: transit-oriented, mixed-use developments within a half-mile of passenger rail; cargo-oriented projects near freight rail lines and more...

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