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Reprieve For Homeowners Delinquent On Property Taxes

By at December 19, 2011 | 3:23 pm | 1 Comments

Reprieve For Homeowners Delinquent On Property Taxes

Legislation promoted by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will provide a window of relief to local homeowners delinquent on property taxes.  Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1335 into law late Friday evening, after the president urged his office to do so without delay. SB 1335 allows the Cook County Treasurer to delay the yearly tax sale for homeowners more...

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Preckwinkle Stands with Medical Leaders Urging Approval of Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

By at November 9, 2011 | 10:55 am | 7 Comments

Preckwinkle Stands with Medical Leaders Urging Approval of Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Dr. Ramanathan Raju, CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and leaders in the medical community today at Stroger Hospital to urge the Cook County Board of Commissioners to approve a proposed alcohol tax and an expansion of the tobacco tax in the FY 2012 Budget. Citing study after study, Preckwinkle more...

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Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

By at November 8, 2011 | 3:44 pm | 6 Comments

Preckwinkle, Fritchey Announce Solution to Eliminate Parking Fees for Jurors and Law Enforcement

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th) today announced a joint plan to eliminate proposed parking fees for jurors and law enforcement officials at Cook County courthouses. Under the introduced budget, all individuals utilizing County courthouse parking lots would be required to pay a $4.75 daily charge. The new proposal more...

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Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

By at November 7, 2011 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Bank of America Highlight Financial Literacy Partnership

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, together with Bank of America, teamed up today to highlight their ongoing collaboration providing unemployed and underemployed residents the tools they need to find work and develop critical new skills in this difficult economy. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another more...

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Preckwinkle Announces Taskforce to Tackle Unincorporated Cook County Services

By at November 4, 2011 | 11:56 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Announces Taskforce to Tackle Unincorporated Cook County Services

After meeting with County Commissioners, municipal leaders, township officials, and hearing from constituents throughout Cook County, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the formation of a 13-member taskforce tasked with examining costs and services provided to unincorporated Cook County and ending the unincorporated tax subsidy. This taskforce more...

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President Preckwinkle’s Remarks on Release of FY 2012 Forest Preserve District Budget

By at October 27, 2011 | 10:58 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle’s Remarks on Release of FY 2012  Forest Preserve District Budget

One of the greatest environmental advocates in American history, Aldo Leopold, once wrote, “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” It is in this spirit of connecting “community” with land conservation, protecting our natural resources, more...

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President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce City-County Merger in Workforce Development

By at October 20, 2011 | 1:43 pm | 13 Comments

President Preckwinkle and Mayor Emanuel Announce City-County Merger in Workforce Development

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a new collaboration between the City of Chicago and Cook County, in which the two governments will work together to merge, reform and revitalize workforce development and job creation efforts throughout Chicagoland. “This new approach to workforce development will allow our companies more...

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Preckwinkle Opens Senior Housing Development in Summit

By at October 20, 2011 | 11:23 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Opens Senior Housing Development in Summit

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle attended a ribbon cutting in Summit, Ill. for the grand opening of a Senior Housing Development made possible in part by a $2.7 million HOME Investment Partnership Program loan (HOME). “With the economy struggling right now, I am proud that Cook County is able to help residents when we can by providing loans to important more...

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President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

By at October 17, 2011 | 11:45 am | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Speaks to the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network at 1st Annual Southland Harvest Festival

Joined by Mayor Peloquin of Blue Island who hosted the Harvest Festival, President Preckwinkle spoke to a large crowd assembled at the Tommie Brown Sports Association in Blue Island, to kick-off the creation of the Cook County Urban Agricultural Network.  Both President Preckwinkle and Mayor Peloquin urged those in attendance to learn about urban agriculture, as well more...

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Preckwinkle, Dart Launch Taskforce to Crack Down on Illegal Cigarette Sales

By at September 30, 2011 | 5:24 pm | 9 Comments

Preckwinkle, Dart Launch Taskforce to Crack Down on Illegal Cigarette Sales

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart today to announce their offices’ joint efforts to crack down on business and individuals who want to skirt the Cook County Tobacco Ordinance requiring retailers and individuals to pay the cigarette tax. Since their collaboration was launched earlier this month, the Department of more...

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