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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Outlines Second Term Agenda during a Speech at the City Club of Chicago

January, 2015

Ambitious second term agenda includes robust economic development efforts and continued reform of the county’s criminal justice and public health systems. View full release.

Cook County’s Workforce Competes Globally;
Here’s How to Train it

By: Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President
December 17, 2014

Crain’s Chicago Business

Cook County is vital to the economic prosperity of our region, but until recently it hasn’t fully assumed its role as an economic driver. We have a responsibility to work with both the government and private sectors to enhance the northeastern Illinois region’s strength and competitiveness.  As president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, it has been my mission to improve the credibility and capacity of county government. First, we put our fiscal house in order. Then we sought the necessary expertise, appointing a Council of Economic Advisors, to help shape our regional strategy. We now are better equipped to be a leader in advocating, organizing and partnering across the region to promote economic growth.

View full article in Crain’s Chicago Business.

President Preckwinkle Introduces Major Economic Development Initiatives to the Cook County Board of Commissioners

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced a series of ordinances designed to generate economic development in local communities by designating them as Illinois Enterprise Zones at the November 2014 meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  The Board of Commissioners also approved awarding the first loan under the BUILT (Broadening Urban Investment to Leverage Transportation) in Cook program to the Village of Franklin Park for infrastructure improvements to the Cullerton Avenue Industrial Area.   View full release.

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