Construction continues at the the residential treatment unit, Cook County Department of Corrections.  These are construction action views from the west side of the project.      Located in Chicago, when completed this project will provide a new 283,000 square foot, state of the art, Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) and Reception, Classification, Diagnostic […]

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Malcolm-X College is hosting a job fair this weekend.   If you are seeking a job, including veterans and students, this event is for you. Here are the details: Date:  Saturday, March 24th Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Malcolm-X College at 1900 W. VanBuren – Chicago Open to the public For more information,  please go […]

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Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled http://www.MetroChicagoData.org, the nation’s first “convergence cloud” site that brings public data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois into a single open portal to help increase service efficiencies, access to vital information and new […]

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Cook County Works and Bank of America are working together on more Financial Literacy Workshops in March. These financial literacy workshops, designed to help people do more with less, are another aspect of the comprehensive services that Cook County Works provides to Cook County residents. These events review how to set priorities, look at problem areas, […]

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At Cook County, we are spreading the word about Urban Agriculture. Mark your calendars for the Good Food Fesival and Conference, taking place at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago from Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17th.  The Conference celebrates individuals, businesses and leaders in the locally-driven Good Food Movement.  There will […]

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President Preckwinkle joined a host of other dignitaries and mayors at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) public policy review in Chicago.  Topics included  innovation,  transportation and logistics, green growth and workforce.  For more information, please go to the press release posted today on the  OECD website.       […]

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As passed in this year’s budget, the County implemented a new fee schedule for the Department of Building and Zoning.  Some of the revisions involve:  Contractor Business Registration Annual Inspections Zoning Fees Building Permits Mechanical Permits Electrical Permits Plumbing Permits Temporary Permits Field Inspections The complete fee schedule is shown below and published online.   If you have questions, or for […]

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Construction is underway for the Residential Treatment Unit (RTU) and Reception, Classification, Diagnostic Center (RCDC) at the Department of Corrections. Located in Chicago, the RCDC processes new admissions into the Department of Correction and detainees going to and from court for all six branches of the Circuit Courts of Cook County. Recent construction action photos: […]

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The City of Chicago and Cook County are hosting a Vendors Fair on Friday March 2, 2012 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Registration) UIC Forum 725 West Roosevelt Chicago, Illinois This event provides an opportunity for vendors to learn about contracting opportunities with City of Chicago and Cook County agencies, as well as […]

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From the monthly archives: March 2012