President Preckwinkle attended the May 30, 2012 meeting of the Business Leadership Council to share the current state of  Cook County and her vision for economic growth.  Her remarks included her restructuring of economic development within Cook County to include planning and community development, job growth, capital planning, major construction and building and zoning.  She spoke about the […]

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  Commissioner Earlean Collins, joined by Mayor Yarborough, Bishop Dr. Porter and Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development for Cook County cut the ribbon on the two-flat in Maywood.A ribbon-cutting and celebration occurred at 2127 S. 9th Avenue in Maywood, Illinois on May 17, 2012. The rehabilitation of this two-flat was a combined effort […]

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Cooke on Rebuilding Cook

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Introduction: National Rebuilding Day, Metro Chicago – On Saturday, April 28, 2012, over 100 Cook County employees donated their time to rehabilitate two homes in Harvey, Illinois. The Bureau of Economic Development/Capital Planning and Policy, Department of Facilities Management and the Bureau of Administration/Highways Department were highly involved over a long period of time before the […]

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Cook County Works and Bank of America team up for more Financial Literacy Workshops in May.  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 […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today visited Gonnella Baking Company’s newly expanded facility made possible by a Class 6B tax credit that kept the company from moving outside of Cook County, which it has called home for more than a century. Founded in the City of Chicago in 1886, Gonnella Baking Company has been […]

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Press Release: Mayor Emanuel Introduces Ordinance to Merge City, County Workforce Development Programs

 City Reinvests $1.1M in Job Training; Will Streamline Service Delivery, Improve Programs Regionally

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Cook County Chief Information Officer Greg Wass was joined on April 27 by South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association (SSMMA) Executive Director Edward Paesel to announce the successful start of the Chicago Southland Fiber Network (CSFN) project. The project is funded by the “Illinois Jobs Now!” capital construction program and includes a $10 million commitment from Cook […]

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Provident Hospital Pharmacy:  Due to limited work space and overcrowding at the previous Provident Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy, a new facility needed to be designed and built.  Since space inside the hospital was limited, designing a new stand-alone building on an existing parking lot site just north of the hospital was selected.   LEED certification was achieved earlier this […]

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From the monthly archives: May 2012