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Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

By at April 11, 2011 | 10:13 am | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle appoints new Director of Environmental Control

Cook County Board President on Monday introduced the County’s new Director of the Department of Environmental Control and as Chief Sustainability Officer, Deborah Stone The Department is the County’s “eyes, ears and nose” for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agencies (IEPA) for air pollution more...

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Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

By at March 30, 2011 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

Preckwinkle, Tobolski visit local businesses in Cook County’s 16th District

From TribLocal for Oak Park/River Forest, March 30th: "On March 16th Seguin Services welcomed Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski (16th District) to Seguin’s Carr Center in Cicero. President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Tobolski toured the entire Seguin program complex, including the Portillo’s Learning more...

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Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

By at March 29, 2011 | 1:43 pm | 1 Comments

Cook County, City of Chicago join forces to find ways to share services, cut costs

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of more...

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Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

By at March 29, 2011 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and Mayor-elect Emanuel announce joint committee on city-county cooperation

Today Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the creation of a joint committee tasked with examining all areas of city and county operations and producing a report on how they can best work together to cut costs, improve service delivery and streamline residents' interactions with government. This diverse group of non-profit, more...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

By at March 28, 2011 | 1:54 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses first 100 days in office in WBEZ 91.5 interview

From WBEZ, 91.5 fm: “I expected to find a lot of inefficiency and a lot of inappropriate behavior, and we’ve found it,” said new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle with a laugh, speaking of her first 100 days in office. “I don’t know what to say. Am I surprised? No. I haven’t been surprised. But it is a little discouraging.” Preckwinkle spoke more...

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Cook County 100-day report card

By at March 16, 2011 | 10:57 am | 5 Comments

Cook County 100-day report card

  On December 6, 2010 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sworn into office.  A day later, she released her transition report, with 37 initiatives for transforming Cook County. Of these 37, we committed to making significant progress on 29 of them in our first 100 days. The report included ideas from residents and was guided by 80 civic more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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Cook County partners with ComEd to create energy-saving initiatives

By at March 8, 2011 | 10:26 am | 5 Comments

Cook County partners with ComEd to create energy-saving initiatives

Cook County has entered into a pro bono partnership with ComEd, the state’s largest energy provider, an effort that is designed to save energy and taxpayer dollars. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined today with ComEd chairman and CEO Frank M. Clark to announce an energy-efficiency initiative that is expected to produce $850,000 in annual cost more...

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ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

By at March 8, 2011 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

ComEd partners with Cook County for green initiatives

Cook County has entered into a pro bono partnership with ComEd, the state’s largest energy provider, an effort that is designed to save energy and taxpayer dollars. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined today with ComEd chairman and CEO Frank M. Clark to announce an energy-efficiency initiative that is expected to produce $850,000 in annual cost more...

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Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

By at March 1, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County President seeks to link municipalities, federal FEMA dollars for snow storm costs

The snow might be long gone, but Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management are seeking to link local municipalities and other eligible applicants with federal disaster funding for costs associated with the Feb. 1 snowstorm. Preckwinkle said she has given her full support to helping more...

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