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President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

By at July 12, 2012 | 11:30 am | 11 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Justice Advisory Council Releases Bond Court Study

Cook County’s Justice Advisory Council has concluded its comprehensive six month study on the operation of bond court and pre-trial services, and implementation of initiatives is already underway, President Preckwinkle announced today. The JAC began the study on January 18th at the direction of President Preckwinkle and the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  The more...

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Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:27 pm | 0 Comment

Guilty Plea Marks 54th Conviction In Counterfeit Checks Investigation

Cook County prosecutors have secured the guilty plea of a Chicago man who was involved in a Chicago-based counterfeit check cashing ring that produced and cashed an estimated $2 million worth of phony checks, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Deangelo Evans, 27, of Chicago, has pled guilty to the charge of Continuing a Financial more...

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Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

By at June 27, 2012 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Clerk David Orr Releases 2011 Tax Rates

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office on Tuesday released the 2011 property tax rates for more than 1,500 taxing agencies* in Chicago and suburban Cook County. This completes a process that started last December when each local taxing district, as required by law, filed its levy with the Clerk’s office. Each levy represents the amount of revenue an individual taxing more...

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Enjoy the outdoors this summer – just stay cool and be safe

By at June 27, 2012 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

Enjoy the outdoors this summer – just stay cool and be safe

“Summer is in full swing with the Fourth of July right around the corner,” said Cook County Department of Public Health interim chief operating officer Sandra Martell, RN, DNP. “Now is the time to get outside and enjoy the summer with your family. Just remember while you are enjoying picnics and block parties, this is the time of year when reports of foodborne more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

By at June 27, 2012 | 11:49 am | 4 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2013 Preliminary Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2013, projecting a shortfall of $267.5 million. The latest projection is a clear sign of the progress being made to stabilize County finances after preliminary budget shortfalls of $487 million for FY 2011 and $315 million for FY 2012.  President Preckwinkle pointed more...

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Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

By at June 21, 2012 | 11:59 am | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

[caption id="attachment_7411" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Toni Preckwinkle discusses vacant property strategies in a panel discussion moderated by NPR's Bob Edwards"][/caption] Speaking at a national conference on vacant property and land use, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced her vision for a Cook County Land Bank, an entity more...

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Cook County Releases Annual Financial Report

By at June 5, 2012 | 2:01 pm | 5 Comments

Cook County Releases Annual Financial Report

For the first time since 2002, Cook County has issued its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) within six months of the end of the fiscal year, President Preckwinkle announced today. The CAFR is an important financial document that includes audited financial statements and other critical details designed to give the public access to the county’s financial more...

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President Preckwinkle delivers keynote address at Interfaith Memorial Service for Indigent Persons

By at May 30, 2012 | 4:56 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle delivers keynote address at Interfaith Memorial Service for Indigent Persons

President Toni Preckwinkle helped commemorate the lives of 609 indigent persons and unborn babies buried by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office over the past year during an Interfaith Memorial Service hosted by the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple. The 27th annual observance was sponsored by the Memorial Ministry for Indigent Persons, more...

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Clerk of the Circuit Court, Elected Officials and Agencies Sponsor Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit

By at May 17, 2012 | 11:14 am | 7 Comments

Clerk of the Circuit Court, Elected Officials and Agencies Sponsor Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit

The Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County; the Honorable Anita Alvarez, State’s Attorney of Cook County; the Honorable Abishi C. Cunningham, Cook County Public Defender, the Honorable Thomas J. Dart, Cook County Sheriff; Dr. Byron Brazier, Pastor of Apostolic Church of God, NBC 5 Chicago, and an array of governmental, legal, community and more...

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Post-Election Report: Romney dominated higher income townships; referenda drew closest vote margins

By at May 10, 2012 | 8:20 am | 0 Comment

Post-Election Report: Romney dominated higher income townships; referenda drew closest vote margins

Income and party were two key factors driving the outcome of election contests from president to local referenda in the March 20 primary, according to a Post-Election Report for Suburban Cook County released today by Cook County Clerk David Orr. "Despite the low turnout, Republican voters made their mark this time around," Orr said. "The number of ballots cast for more...

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