Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and more than 100 volunteer county workers showed their support for community revitalization by repairing two homes in Harvey as part of National Rebuilding Day on Saturday. The annual event is organized by the non-profit agency Rebuilding Together * Metro Chicago and Cook County to help the growing number […]

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April 23-27 as Open Data Week.  To that end, the Cook County Bureau of Technology has filled the week with eventsand items on how government data is changing the way people perceive government, economic development, digital entrepreneurship, and civic involvement. Highlights of Open Data Week include […]

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Habitat for Humanity, Chicago South Suburbs (HHCSS), recently dedicated a new home in Park Forest.  On hand were representatives from Cook County Government, the Mayor of Park Forest, and a house full of family, friends, neighbors and volunteers.   Afterwards, David Tracy, Executive Director, gave us an online interview about the program, the history of its partnership […]

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  Press Release: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Provident Hospital has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver certification status, an important environmental rating given to eco-friendly buildings that meet rigorous sustainability standards.   Provident Hospital is now a more sustainable facility that will operate with lower energy […]

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The goal of these workshops is to teach low-income families and individuals the basics of household financial management-setting priorities, determining problem areas, and establishing a practical spending and savings plan. “We’re trying to teach people to do more with less,” said Karin Norrington-Reaves, Director of Cook County Works. The joint effort is another example of […]

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As part of Cook County’s commitment to Fair Housing Month this April, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle  announced an on-going partnership with Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs (HHCSS) to acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed properties.“We are thrilled to partner with such an important institution to help make our suburban communities more economically viable and […]

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Cook County has launched its first managed competition procurement to encourage service improvements and cost efficiencies, President Preckwinkle announced. Cook County is the largest county in the country to pursue a managed competition effort. The process allows for the widest possible range of competition between both public and private providers and will ultimately improve the […]

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President Preckwinkle today announces a request for proposal (RFP) for a third-party administered absence and leave management program at Cook County with the goal of improving labor allocation and cost control. The county is seeking vendor support to assist in managing sick time, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests, worker’s compensation, and ordinary […]

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LYNWOOD, Ill. — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today marked the completion of the Lynwood Wind Study Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Cook County and the Village of Lynwood that led to the construction of two different models of wind turbine, as well as a data center.   The […]

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The goal of these workshops is to teach low-income families and individuals the basics of household financial management-setting priorities, determining problem areas, and establishing a practical spending and savings plan. “We’re trying to teach people to do more with less,” said Karin Norrington-Reaves, Director of Cook County Works. The joint effort is another example of […]

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From the monthly archives: April 2012