In keeping with our commitment to transparency, we have placed on-line both volumes of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2010. The report provides a summary of accomplishments for three federal programs administered by Cook County: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the […]

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Mark your calendar for an Open House for job seekers on Wednesday, February 29th at: Cook County Illinois workNet Center, operated by SERCO Stop in and see their newly expanded site and learn about the employment, training and youth services SERCO provides for the residents of suburban Cook County 4:30-6:30PM Wednesday, February 29th Food and beverages […]

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The Cook County Community Development Advisory Council (“CDAC”) has scheduled a Public Hearing to review the proposed projects and substantial amendments (as applicable) for the Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program for the 2012 Program Year (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013). These programs do […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and representatives of the Chicago Auto Show today to launch the “Commit to Cook” campaign encouraging residents to support Cook County businesses while engaging the business community to spur economic development.   President Preckwinkle laid out an ambitious goal for the “Commit […]

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Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development, Planning and Development Division, is soliciting applications for funding under both the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program for multifamily rental housing to be developed in target communities in Cook County, Illinois. Cook County Government is the recipient of funding from the U.S. Department […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance goes into effect today. The ordinance is aimed at eliminating blight in communities hit hard by the foreclosure crisis by requiring owners and mortgagees to register their properties with the County and maintain the interior and exterior of the buildings to certain […]

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From the monthly archives: February 2012