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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 Unveils Forest Preserve District’s Comprehensive Desk Audit

By at October 12, 2011 | 2:13 pm | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserve District’s Comprehensive Desk Audit

  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Forest Preserve District General Superintendent Arnold Randall released the findings of a comprehensive desk audit today which was performed to assess the Forest Preserve District’s overall effectiveness.  President Preckwinkle ordered the desk audit to fulfill her commitment to transparency, accountability, more...

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Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

By at October 6, 2011 | 2:25 pm | 1 Comments

Pres. Preckwinkle Announces up to $1 Million for Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that her office has awarded the office of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart up to $1 million in matching grant funds to provide services for individuals who are put on Electronic Monitoring within the Cook County criminal justice system.  The announcement comes on the heels of the latest STAR (Set Targets, more...

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Preckwinkle Hosts Roundtable with Business Leaders to Discuss Minority and Women Owned Business Development in Cook County

By at October 5, 2011 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle Hosts Roundtable with Business Leaders to Discuss Minority and Women Owned Business Development in Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hosted business leaders throughout Cook County to discuss her ongoing dedication to additional opportunities for M/WBE participation, and the County’s efforts to work with private sector partners to increase access to capital and support services for emerging companies. “I have always said that I believe that the more...

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Cook County and City of Chicago Announce $11 Million in Identified Savings for 2011

By at October 4, 2011 | 11:56 am | 1 Comments

Cook County and City of Chicago Announce $11 Million in Identified Savings for 2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today highlighted the successful first three months of city-county collaboration, and announced that the task force has identified $11 million in savings. “This committee is focused on finding areas of collaboration,” said President Preckwinkle. “This means not only looking for additional more...

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Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

By at October 3, 2011 | 11:53 am | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Alvarez Sue Channahon and Kankakee to Stop Kickback Scheme

In an effort to stop the unlawful practices of two neighboring towns, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in announcing that the County has filed a twelve count complaint against the City of Kankakee, the Village of Channahon and three separate Retail Acceptance Brokers to stop a wrongful sales-tax 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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President Preckwinkle Announces Roughly $6.8 Million in Energy Savings

By at September 29, 2011 | 12:45 pm | 9 Comments

President Preckwinkle Announces Roughly $6.8 Million in Energy Savings

As part of her ongoing commitment to greater energy efficiency, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that by the end of 2011 taxpayers will have saved well over $1 million dollars in electricity savings through the efforts of the ongoing partnership with Cook County Government and ComEd. As a result of “Wattage Wars,” a competition between more...

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Preckwinkle: Time for Delinquent Businesses to Pay Their Fair Share

By at September 29, 2011 | 9:12 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle: Time for Delinquent Businesses to Pay Their Fair Share

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle launched a new initiative today to identify unregistered businesses that are delinquent in paying taxes to the Cook County Department of Revenue, one step in an effort to reach an overall goal of $10.2 million in delinquent revenue. In accordance with President Preckwinkle’s goals of fiscal responsibility, transparency and more...

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