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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:02 am | 4 Comments

Cook County Board Creates Land Bank

The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the United States to establish the innovative planning tool. The Land Bank Authority is being created as an agency of the County so it can help return vacant and abandoned properties to productive use. It will promote more...

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President Preckwinkle Introduces Ordinance Requiring Lost Or Stolen Firearms Be Reported Within 48 Hours Or Face $1,000 Fine

By at January 17, 2013 | 9:01 am | 9 Comments

President Preckwinkle Introduces Ordinance Requiring Lost Or Stolen Firearms Be Reported Within 48 Hours Or Face $1,000 Fine

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would require gun owners to report the loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms. The ordinance will require individuals who lose, destroy, transfer or have their firearm stolen in the County, to report it to the Sheriff’s Office within 48 hours.  Individuals who fail to comply more...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County Releases its Camping Master Plan

By at January 14, 2013 | 9:05 am | 0 Comment

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Releases its Camping Master Plan

Originally published January 12, 2012 at FPDCC.com Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall today released the District’s new camping master plan. “Our goal was to create a camping program that showcases the rich heritage of our preserves and celebrates the cultural and natural landmarks more...

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Cook County Clerk David Orr: Gay marriage long overdue in Illinois

By at January 4, 2013 | 2:06 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Clerk David Orr: Gay marriage long overdue in Illinois

As the clerk in Illinois' most populous county, I urge all legislators to support the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act sponsored by Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans. This measure will provide all committed couples with the same legal protections under Illinois law - a step that is long overdue. Illinois should join the growing ranks of more...

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President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

By at January 3, 2013 | 2:52 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Urges Illinois House To Pass Legislation Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today urged the Illinois House to adopt legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, citing data that it will ease the burden on Cook County’s courts. In Cook County, more than 40,000 tickets were issued in 2012 to motorists for driving without a license. Cook County traffic court more...

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Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:20 pm | 2 Comments

Increasing influenza-like illness activity in suburban Cook County

Everyone six months of age and older should get an influenza, or flu, vaccine, every year. Vaccine is readily available at your local pharmacy, family doctor and grocery stores throughout suburban Cook County. While influenza is a health concern for people of all ages, young children, pregnant women, individuals with a weakened immune system and people aged 65 years and more...

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Cook County Health System Celebrates 10th Anniversary of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

By at December 19, 2012 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Health System Celebrates 10th Anniversary of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital

Originally appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of CookCountyHHS.org Cook County Health and Hospitals System Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ram Raju today celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.  In its first decade of providing quality healthcare in the new Stroger Hospital, the flagship remains committed to fulfilling more...

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Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

By at December 19, 2012 | 3:41 pm | 1 Comments

Chief Judge Evans enters order which prohibits cell phones in courthouses where criminal matters are heard

    Originally appeared in the December 12, 2012 edition of  CookCountyCourt.org Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans today announced beginning January 14, 2013, the public will not be permitted to bring cell phones and other electronic devices into any Circuit Court of Cook County courthouse facility except for the Richard J. Daley more...

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

By at December 19, 2012 | 9:04 am | 2 Comments

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cautions Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather Challenges

The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways, and other county departments have been working to ensure that Cook County is prepared to assist residents during winter months. “Cook County is better prepared to handle winter weather challenges than ever before. Thanks to the more...

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Cook County Tax Bills Continue To Be Higher In 2013

By at December 11, 2012 | 10:02 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Tax Bills Continue To Be Higher In 2013

Originally appeared in the December 11, 2012 edition of CookCountyAssessor.com Homeowners will continue to pay $60 to $75 more when they get their second installment property tax bills in 2013, Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios said on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the Illinois Senate again failed to pass a law that would allow assessors to go after people more...

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