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Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

By at February 26, 2013 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Homeland Security Launches Community Emergency Response Program to Assist Resident Preparedness

Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Executive Director Michael Masters today announced the launch of the Cook County Community Emergency Response Program in a speech at the City Club. The United States Department of Homeland Security and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recommend that more...

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Judge Dismisses Shakman Litigation Against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

By at February 14, 2013 | 4:06 pm | 0 Comment

Judge Dismisses Shakman Litigation Against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier has granted a motion to dismiss the Shakman litigation against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. The motion was filed jointly by the District and Michael Shakman, with the agreement of the Court-Appointed District Compliance Administrator. With this decision, the Judge confirmed that the District has more...

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New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

By at February 13, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

New Shared Fleet Program To Save County $250,000 In First Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of a car sharing program that is expected to save the County more than $250,000 in vehicle costs and travel reimbursement during the first year, as well as promote energy efficiency. County employees can now book Shared Fleet vehicles to conduct daylong business or reserve Zipcars for shorter more...

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Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

By at February 6, 2013 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Homeland Security Executive Discusses Immigration Reform Policies at the White House

Michael Masters, Executive Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Cook County, IL, will join senior law enforcement officials from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and former New York, Los Angeles, and Boston Police Chief Bill Bratton Wednesday at the White House, where they will discuss strides made in securing US borders, more...

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President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

By at February 6, 2013 | 9:44 am | 3 Comments

President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the members of the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s Board of Directors, which will oversee the work of the land bank’s efforts to return vacant properties to productive use. The board is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with expertise in a variety of fields, including housing, open space, more...

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Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

By at February 5, 2013 | 4:58 pm | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Lauds Approval Of Lost And Stolen Firearms Ordinance

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle lauded the passage by the Cook County Board today of an ordinance requiring firearm owners to report the sale, loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. Individuals who sell, lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, are now required to report it to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office within more...

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President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

By at February 4, 2013 | 2:56 pm | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Recognizes the Cook County New Media Council

President Preckwinkle has formed a New Media Council composed of marketing and social media experts who will help the County develop a digital strategy to better engage, serve, and connect with the public. The council has been tasked with providing input and feedback on the County’s on-going efforts to redesign its website. It also is expected to offer more...

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Sheriff Dart Announces the Prohibited Persons’ Enforcement Act

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:36 am | 0 Comment

Sheriff Dart Announces the Prohibited Persons’ Enforcement Act

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is proposing gun control legislation aimed at reforming and strengthening the enforcement provisions of the state’s Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) system; expanding the reporting of persons who are prohibited frompurchasing or possessing firearms because of serious mental illness; and extending the supervision terms for more...

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Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials

By at January 30, 2013 | 10:16 am | 0 Comment

Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials

Lobbyists were paid nearly $2.4 million in 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the county's new land bank, driver's licenses for immigrants, and the landfill moratorium, according to reports submitted to Clerk David Orr's website. The tobacco lobby was particularly prominent in 2012, likely due to the $1-a-pack cigarette hike more...

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President Preckwinkle Appoints Violence Prevention Advisory Committee

By at January 23, 2013 | 10:34 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Appoints Violence Prevention Advisory Committee

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today named seven individuals to the County’s Violence Prevention, Intervention, and Reduction Advisory Committee. The advisory committee is tasked with studying and making recommendations regarding a gun court in Cook County, and advising the President’s Justice Advisory Council on how to appropriate $2 million in more...

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