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Public Safety Officials Announce $54 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Residents in Cook County

By at September 30, 2011 | 4:24 pm | 3 Comments

Public Safety Officials Announce $54 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Residents in Cook County

On Thursday, September 29th,  officials from the State of Illinois, Cook County and the City of Chicago announced the award of $54.6 million in federal grant funds from the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) to enhance the safety and security of residents in Chicago and Cook County. The grant, intended to increase preparedness efforts, will be used to undertake more...

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First New Sheriff’s Police Officers in 3 Years Begin Training

By at September 29, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

First New Sheriff’s Police Officers in 3 Years Begin Training

For the first time since 2008, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police will welcomes a class of new officers – with a group entirely made up of existing employees promoted from other sworn ranks. The 25 new officers – which include former court deputies and correctional officers promoted in accordance with rules governed by the Shakman Decree – began physical training more...

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President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

By at June 28, 2011 | 10:21 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Partners with Suburban Mayors to Distribute Funds to Local Projects

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with mayors from the western suburbs in Maywood today to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding that will be used to improve their communities in the near future. President Preckwinkle said that the $1.4 million in CDBG projects in the western suburbs translates into real jobs for people in the more...

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President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

By at June 14, 2011 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle announces over $15 million in grants for municipalities and community service providers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference to announce the allocation of over $15 million in grant funding for municipalities and community services providers throughout the County. “We are emerging from an economic depression like we haven’t seen since the 1930s. Yet, we have a real opportunity to strengthen Chicago and define Cook more...

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Assessor Berrios unveils new assessment notice

By at May 18, 2011 | 1:36 pm | 3 Comments

Assessor Berrios unveils new assessment notice

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has started the 2011 assessment, having mailed the first notices to property owners in Riverside and River Forest. In an effort to provide homeowners with as much information as possible, Assessor Berrios has also redesigned the residential reassessment notice. “This new notice provides more...

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Blizzard gave Cadet class early jump start on careers

By at May 10, 2011 | 5:14 pm | 0 Comment

Blizzard gave Cadet class early jump start on careers

A February blizzard that locked down the Cook County Jail due to a manpower shortage and power outage also pushed 31 new cadets into correctional officer duties far earlier than any of them anticipated – providing a moment of distinction and pride for those cadets set to graduate today,Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Tuesday. Sheriff Dart will preside over 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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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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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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President Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Randall announce sweeping reforms

By at April 4, 2011 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Randall announce sweeping reforms

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall and Commissioners Gregg Goslin and Jeffrey Tobolski announced today the implementation of new reform measures and policies targeting the kind of behavior uncovered by the Office of the Inspector General last summer at the Cermak Family Aquatic more...

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