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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Welcomes Kimberly Foxx as a New Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning

By at April 16, 2013 | 2:53 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Welcomes Kimberly Foxx as a New Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is pleased to welcome Kimberly Foxx as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy and Planning. Foxx is a seasoned juvenile justice prosecutor with 15 years of experience conducting trials, managing teams of attorneys and developing partnerships with civic and advocacy organizations. She was most recently supervising attorney in more...

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Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

By at April 11, 2013 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Department of Public Health Launches “Nothing to Kid About” Campaign

This week, Cook County Department of Public Health officials launched a new campaign aimed at suburban Cook County (SCC) residents who smoke. The campaign, “Nothing to Kid About,” features ads depicting young children who are exposed to secondhand smoke through their daily activities and their desire to “quit smoking.” The campaign is a multipronged approach more...

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Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

By at April 8, 2013 | 2:39 pm | 2 Comments

Registration Is Now Open For One Summer Chicago 2013

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that more than 18,000 Chicago young adults ages 16 to 24 will gain valuable job training and work experience this summer as part of 2013’s One Summer Chicago program. Additionally, over 190,000 opportunities to participate in educational and recreational opportunities will be made more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights County’s Firearm Tax

By at April 1, 2013 | 9:57 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Highlights County’s Firearm Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today stood with gun safety advocates, gun victims' families and members of the faith-based community to highlight the County's firearm tax. Beginning today, a $25 tax will be imposed on all firearm purchases made within Cook County. President Preckwinkle pushed for this policy in order to help fund the Cook County Health more...

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Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

By at March 28, 2013 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

Investments in Chicago Heights on Tour

Originally published on the Bureau of  Economic Development website on March 26th Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, along with Chicago Heights Mayor David A. Gonzalez, local elected officials and top leadership from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Authority (HUD), on Friday, March 22nd, toured nearly $11 million of federal and county-funded more...

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Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

By at March 28, 2013 | 12:48 pm | 0 Comment

Green Halo Neatly Tracks Recycling of Demolition Debris

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that an online software system called Green Halo has helped contractors recycle thousands of tons of construction debris and stay in compliance with the County’s new Demolition Debris Diversion ordinance. The ecofriendly ordinance requires contractors in suburban and unincorporated Cook County to recycle 70 more...

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Cook County Expands Opportunities for Veterans

By at March 22, 2013 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Expands Opportunities for Veterans

Cook County’s commitment to expand opportunities and programs for veterans moved another step forward today when the Board of Commissioners granted preference to veterans applying for County employment positions. Veterans who meet the minimum qualifications of a position will automatically be interviewed for a job opening, under a newly amended ordinance. Previously, more...

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Animal Control Director Outlines Success of County’s Feral Cat Program

By at March 20, 2013 | 9:36 am | 0 Comment

Animal Control Director Outlines Success of County’s Feral Cat Program

The director of Cook County’s Department of Animal and Rabies Control reported Tuesday that the County’s Managed Care of Feral Cats Program has effectively reduced the population of feral cats in the most humane manner and assured their protection against rabies. Dr. Donna Alexander reviewed the success of the program during an open public forum hosted by the more...

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County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

By at March 14, 2013 | 10:54 pm | 1 Comments

County Doubles Funding to Make Intersection Safer

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County has doubled its funding to make an Oak Lawn intersection safer for motorists and children crossing from nearby schools.  The County will pick up the entire $1.6 million in construction costs to widen Central Avenue at Southwest Highway and add left turn lanes at the intersection. A previous more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax

By at February 28, 2013 | 11:30 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Highlights Public Health Benefits Of Cigarette Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined today by health professionals and anti-smoking advocates to highlight the public health benefits of the $1-a-pack cigarette tax increase set to take effect tomorrow, March 1. “By making cigarettes more expensive in Cook County, we are representing the societal cost of smoking,” President Preckwinkle said. more...

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