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Statement from President Preckwinkle on Rating Agencies’ Response to Cook County’s 2012 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds

By at July 27, 2012 | 9:48 am | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on Rating Agencies’ Response to Cook County’s 2012 Sales Tax Revenue Bonds

“The Cook County Board approved an ordinance on July 24, 2012 to introduce a new credit structure and capital funding source for County highway projects.  The Bonds will be secured by sales tax revenues, as the County and its finance team recognized the value investors would place on such a broad-based tax revenue pledge.  The new bond offering is estimated to yield more...

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Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Continues Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Initiative Throughout Cook County

By at July 26, 2012 | 8:29 am | 2 Comments

Board of Review Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. Continues Pre-Registration Property Tax Appeal Initiative Throughout Cook County

Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr., of the Cook County Board of Review, has hosted more than a half dozen pre-registration property tax appeal forums throughout Cook County since July 9th. Taxpayers have come out in the hundreds seeking relief from the excessive property tax bills they have recently received.  Commissioner Rogers’ Pre-Registration Initiate will come to more...

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President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

By at July 25, 2012 | 1:42 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Highlights Highway Department Roadway and Sidewalk Projects

President Toni Preckwinkle stopped in Glenview on Wednesday to highlight a number of significant projects being done by the Cook County Highway Department in the village and throughout the northern section of the county. During an outdoor press conference along Harms Road near Wilmette Avenue, President Preckwinkle announced that the repaving project along Harms more...

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Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

By at July 25, 2012 | 8:13 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

On July 24, 2012, the Cook County Board of Commissioners confirmed the appointment of Dr. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner. Dr. Cina brings to the county two decades of experience in the field of forensic pathology, as well as outstanding credentials and executive experience. He is currently the associate medical director and chief administrative officer of the more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

By at July 24, 2012 | 11:55 am | 6 Comments

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the Passage of the Cook County Land Bank Advisory Committee

“I am pleased that the Board of Commissioners approved the Land Bank Advisory Committee and kicked off the important process of creating a Cook County Land Bank, a critical tool to help combat the foreclosure crisis and eradicate blight in our communities.  The committee is tasked with advising my office on a responsible, legal and effective model for the Land Bank, as more...

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Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

By at July 19, 2012 | 3:17 pm | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the creation of a Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished business and civic leaders from across the region who will advise Cook County on how to promote long-term economic growth within Cook County as well as the larger economic region. The Council will be co-chaired by John W. more...

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Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

By at July 18, 2012 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

Governor Quinn Signs Bill Increasing Participation of Minority and Woman-owned Businesses in FPDCC Contracts

Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law today allowing the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to establish provisions to address the underuse of minority and women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) with respect to construction and procurement contracts. The bill was a high priority to Cook County Board President Preckwinkle’s administration and she hand-delivered it more...

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Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

By at July 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County real estate downturn and lower equalizer combine for 10% revenue drop

Cook County Clerk David Orr on Wednesday released the 2011 TIF revenue report, which shows just under $729 million was collected in the 443 active tax increment financing (TIF) districts in Chicago (163 TIFs) and the Cook County suburbs (280 TIFs). “The 2011 report shows that 80 percent of all Chicago TIFs saw double-digit revenue drops,” said Orr. “Only ten more...

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President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

By at July 18, 2012 | 10:19 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle Honored As County Leader Of The Year

President Preckwinkle has been honored with American City and County Magazine’s 2012 Leader of the Year Award at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo), held July 13-17 in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to read the above article “I am thrilled to receive this award, and by the vote of confidence from my peers,” President Preckwinkle more...

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Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

By at July 17, 2012 | 11:22 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced new initiatives aimed at removing barriers for small, minority and women owned businesses and stimulating economic growth. At a news conference Tuesday, President Preckwinkle announced three policy initiatives focused on building the capacity for small businesses to create jobs and grow, to do more business more...

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