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Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues to join Equal Pay Day Rally on April 12th

By at March 30, 2011 | 10:35 am | 7 Comments

Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues to join Equal Pay Day Rally on April 12th

April 12th is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how far into the new year a woman must work on average to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. To show support for equal pay, hundreds will gather in Daley Plaza at noon for an Equal Pay Day Rally, sponsored by Women Employed and fourteen other organizations and government agencies. Despite many improvements in more...

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Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

By at March 29, 2011 | 1:43 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

By at March 29, 2011 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of non-profit, more...

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Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

By at March 29, 2011 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Early voting for April 5th elections ends March 31

Participation is picking up in the final days of Early Voting, with 1,970 suburban voters casting ballots on Monday to mark the greatest single day turnout so far this voting period, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced Tuesday. Since Early Voting began March 14, 18,535 suburban Cook County voters have participated even though fewer than half of all races are more...

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Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi to host property tax appeal seminar on 3/28

By at March 21, 2011 | 2:18 pm | 0 Comment

Board of Review Commissioner Cabonargi to host property tax appeal seminar on 3/28

On Monday, March 28th at 6:30 PM at the Copernicus Center located at 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a seminar with State Senator John Mulroe (10th District), Alderman Tim Cullerton (38th Ward), Alderman John Rice (36th Ward), Alderman Pat Levar (45th Ward), State Representative Joe Lyons (19th District), more...

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Cook County Board of Review sponsors property tax appeal seminars

By at March 5, 2011 | 2:32 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review sponsors property tax appeal seminars

On Monday, March 14th at 6:30 pm at the American Legion Memorial Civic Center located at 6140 Dempster Street in Morton Grove, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael M. Cabonargi will hold a seminar with Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and Niles Township Assessor Scott Bagnall on how homeowners may appeal their property assessment and lower their more...

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart honors teen creators of safe driving videos

By at March 2, 2011 | 12:35 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart honors teen creators of safe driving videos

A dozen high school students were honored by the Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart on Friday for their work in promoting safe driving among their peers. Winners of the first-ever “Heads Up Video Challenge” were named during an event at the Daley Center. Anders Gustafson, Adrian Paladin, Jack Schalke, Luis Gonzalez and Sarah Brooks of Maine West High School were more...

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President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

By at February 26, 2011 | 8:38 am | 2 Comments

President, Cook County Commissioners pass balanced FY 2011 budget, roll back sales tax

Working through the day and into the night, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved the FY2011 budget with an unanimous vote. The budget represents the first steps of a restructuring of County finances and a long-term plan that will address the structural budget deficit and lay the groundwork for that more...

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Cook County Sheriff holds first registered sex offender compliance check

By at February 22, 2011 | 5:09 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Sheriff holds first registered sex offender compliance check

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office first sex offender roundup of the year successfully tracked dozens of registered offenders across unincorporated Cook County on Saturday. All offenders contacted were found in compliance. Early on the morning of February 19th, approximately 16 Cook County Sheriff’s Police detectives conducted random, surprise compliance checks of more...

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Cook County Dept. of Homeland Security to present Blizzard of 2011 preliminary damage assessments

By at February 22, 2011 | 4:02 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Dept. of Homeland Security to present Blizzard of 2011 preliminary damage assessments

On behalf of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) wishes to thank all Cook County municipalities, townships, other eligible units of government and non-profit organizations in providing our office with your Public Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDA). The level of more...

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