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Fallen Officers Honored in 11th Annual Memorial Ceremony

By at May 9, 2012 | 9:58 am | 0 Comment

Fallen Officers Honored in 11th Annual Memorial Ceremony

Police officers and other law enforcement personnel from all police agencies throughout Cook County are expected to attend the 11th Annual Cook County Peace Officers Ceremony of Recognition and Remembrance on Thursday, May 10th. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and honors peace officers killed in the line of duty from throughout Cook County. The event will be held at the more...

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Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

By at April 4, 2012 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

Thirteen municipalities across Cook County received 193 certificates of purchase from the 2011 Scavenger Sale as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, President Preckwinkle announced today. The No Cash Bid program is one of the county’s economic development tools designed to help municipalities and other taxing bodies acquire tax delinquent property for reuse more...

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Cook County Board of Review Online Filing System Successful in First Year; Over 90,000 PIN Appeals Received Online

By at April 2, 2012 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Review Online Filing System Successful in First Year; Over 90,000 PIN Appeals Received Online

In its first year of operation, the Cook County Board of Review online filing system received appeals on more than 90,000 PINs for the 2011 tax appeal session.   Property owners filed over 25% of their appeals online, including over 36% of all individual appeals.   The online filing system is the first phase in modernizing the Cook County Board of Review and makes more...

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Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

By at March 27, 2012 | 9:40 am | 7 Comments

Dept. of Environmental Control and Calumet Township Sponsor Prescription Drug Take-back in Calumet Park

On Friday, April 6th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Calumet Township is sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back program.  This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have been found in more...

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Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

By at March 8, 2012 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Commissioners to Honor the “Unsung Heroines of Cook County” at 15th Annual Breakfast Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, The Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and the Cook County Board of Commissioners are joining together to host the 15th Annual Cook County Unsung Heroine Awards at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Chicago Cultural Center, at 8:30 a.m. The event will be emceed by more...

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Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

By at March 6, 2012 | 5:00 pm | 5 Comments

Preckwinkle Appoints CEO of CURE to Illinois Medical District Commission

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today appointed Carmita Vaughan, CEO of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) to the Illinois Medical District Commission. Preckwinkle cited Vaughan’s strong managerial experience, her familiarity with medical issues and healthcare, and her deep-rooted commitment to service as her main reasons for her selection more...

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Preckwinkle takes new steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration

By at February 23, 2012 | 12:33 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle takes new steps to strengthen budget process, collaboration

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the signing of an Executive Order that will strengthen the County’s Budget process and increase collaboration between the President’s office and other offices and departments throughout the County government. The Executive Order mandates the President’s office to issue a preliminary budget on June 30 of more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the 2013 Illinois Budget proposed by Governor Quinn

By at February 22, 2012 | 3:42 pm | 1 Comments

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the 2013 Illinois Budget proposed by Governor Quinn

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement today on the 2012 Illinois Budget proposed by Governor Quinn: “Today the Governor took great steps to lay out the budgetary problems that Illinois is facing in an honest and forthright manner. He laid out a strong framework for pension reform that I hope will prove a successful roadmap for the more...

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Cook County’s Vacant Building Ordinance Takes Effect

By at February 14, 2012 | 12:42 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County’s Vacant Building Ordinance Takes Effect

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance goes into effect today. The ordinance is aimed at eliminating blight in communities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis by requiring owners and mortgagees to register their properties with the County and maintain the interior and exterior of the buildings to certain more...

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Preckwinkle Supports Governor Quinn’s Panel to Address State Pensions

By at December 20, 2011 | 9:02 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Supports Governor Quinn’s Panel to Address State Pensions

Yesterday, Governor Pat Quinn announced that he will convene a panel tasked with addressing the well-documented pension problems currently facing the State of Illinois and governments at all levels.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I strongly support Governor Quinn’s decision to take this important step toward solving more...

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