On Thursday, July 26, Cook County  President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski and Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development for Cook County, toured Ingredion  Incorporated (formerly  known as Corn Products International, Inc. ), one of the world’s leading ingredient solutions providers and located in Cook County, Illinois for over  100 years.  In […]

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Built in Cook Loan Fund We want to hear from you  – see our notices posted below: Public Hearings and Public Comment Notice – Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan, Cook County, IL The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development is accepting citizen comments regarding its Draft Substantial Amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated […]

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President Preckwinkle Announces Council of Economic Advisors Business and civic leaders will aid Cook County in promoting regional economic development strategies that foster growth and cooperation Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle  has announced the creation of a Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished business and civic leaders from across the […]

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Get the Skills – Get the Job! Come to the July 19th Transportation Jobs Expo at Olive Harvey College – 10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago from 1pm to 7 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.  Visit their website at: www.ccc.edu or call them at 773-COLLEGE.       

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Economic growth was discussed at length at the July 16 meeting of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Leader Forum. United States Congressman Daniel Lipinski and María  Choca Urban, Director of Planning and Development for Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development were featured speakers at the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Leader […]

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Preckwinkle Removes Barriers To Small Business Growth Policy changes will help create jobs and build capacity for small, minority and women-owned businesses Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has announced new initiatives aimed at removing barriers for small, minority and women owned businesses and stimulating economic growth. At a news conference Tuesday, President Preckwinkle announced […]

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Construction before and after at the Cook County Sheriff’s Bootcamp –  Before and After Photos Removal and replacement of approximately 29,000 sq. ft. of existing running track at the Cook County Sheriff’s Bootcamp has been completed . The original running track was 15 years old and had deteriorated to the point where it posed a hazard to […]

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Today Cook County and the City of Chicago officially launched the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP), consolidating their separate employment assistance agencies and naming two board chairmen for the new entity, President Preckwinkle announced. Dr. Larry J. Goodman, chief executive officer of Rush University Medical Center, and Frank Clark, former CEO of Com-Ed, will chair […]

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We Want to Hear from You  – Before August 6th! Written comments for both drafts, Draft Annual Action Plan – Program Year 2012 (AAP) and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AIFHC), (posted below) are being accepted from July 5, 2012 -August 6, 2012 and must be received by 4:00 p.m. on August […]

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Elected officials, judges, and the public joined the Honorable George N. Leighton and his family on Friday, June 29th for the renaming and dedication ceremony at the Cook County Criminal Court Building. The courthouse, located at 26th and California, will now be known as “The Honorable George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building”. The renaming commemorates […]

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From the monthly archives: July 2012