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Preckwinkle’s Procurement Ordinance to Increase Savings and Accountability

By at September 7, 2011 | 1:16 pm | 4 Comments

Preckwinkle’s Procurement Ordinance to Increase Savings and Accountability

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today a new Procurement Ordinance to overhaul the County’s procurement process while expanding County’s ability to engage Minority and Women owned businesses (M/WBE). President Preckwinkle was joined at Wednesday’s press conference by the Inspector General, Patrick Blanchard, Cook County Commissioners and more...

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Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

By at August 23, 2011 | 12:56 pm | 2 Comments

Preckwinkle Creates More Than 1,600 New Jobs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a press conference today to talk about her administration’s continued commitment to economic development. This year alone, Cook County has significantly increased its engagement with the business community – working directly with business organizations and owners, meeting with municipalities throughout Cook more...

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County Board Members, Healthcare Professionals & Community Leaders Support President Toni Preckwinkle on Oak Forest Decision

By at August 17, 2011 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

County Board Members, Healthcare Professionals & Community Leaders Support President Toni Preckwinkle on Oak Forest Decision

Today, members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, healthcare professionals, and community leaders joined President Preckwinkle in supporting the Illinois Health Facilities and Services 7-1-1 decision to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a Regional Outpatient Center. “I applaud the Board's decision in approving the transformation of the Oak Forest campus. more...

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Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle & CCHHS CEO Dr. Raju on Oak Forest Hospital Decision

By at August 16, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle & CCHHS CEO Dr. Raju on Oak Forest Hospital Decision

Today, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved a request by the Cook County Health and Hospital Systems plan to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a Regional Outpatient Center.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I am very pleased that the state board approved the plan created by the independent more...

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Good Government Through the Looking Glass: The Budget Process

By at August 15, 2011 | 2:28 pm | 3 Comments

Good Government Through the Looking Glass: The Budget Process

From the Huffington Post, August 15th, 2011: Good and responsible government mandates complete transparency of the budget process, whether it's on the national, state, or county level. Operating with a budget shortfall at any level of government involves making tough choices, and these choices certainly don't become easier as budget deadlines approach. In Cook County, more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Statement on New CCHHS CEO, Dr. Ramanathan Raju M.D.

By at July 29, 2011 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Statement on New CCHHS CEO, Dr. Ramanathan Raju M.D.

Today, Dr. Ramanathan Raju, the COO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., was selected as the Chief Executive Officer for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS). Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement. “I want to congratulate Dr. Raju on his appointment to the independent Cook County Health and Hospitals more...

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President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

By at July 28, 2011 | 10:57 am | 10 Comments

President Preckwinkle Releases 2012 Preliminary Budget Estimates

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary budget estimates for 2012, projecting a shortfall of $315.21 million in the General Fund for 2012. The release of a preliminary budget is a first for Cook County. Citing the need for a more effective budget process, President Preckwinkle issued an Executive Order on June 29th mandating a preliminary more...

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President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

By at July 13, 2011 | 4:27 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle Continues Commitment to Quality Health Care

The day after introducing and passing a resolution with the Cook County Board opposing deep, proposed cuts to Medicaid, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the membership of the Southland Health Advisory Council, keeping a promise she made in June. "We promised to announce a Southland Health Advisory Council, to create a way for faith and more...

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President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

By at July 12, 2011 | 3:25 pm | 2 Comments

President Preckwinkle, County Board Approve Housing Project in Country Club Hills

With the support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3.9 million HOME Investment Partnership Loan to South Suburban PADS to support the development of a new 77-unit construction rental housing project in Country Club Hills. President Preckwinkle, who met with community leaders in the south suburbs last more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:57 am | 1 Comments

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Unveils STAR Performance Management Report

In an unprecedented effort to implement long-term financial planning and instill a new culture of accountability in Cook County government, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the first Set Targets, Achieve Results (STAR) performance management report today, joined by elected officials from across the county. This is the first time performance more...

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