Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs, recently sent us this notice, looking for volunteers. Please read the information below and if this is something you would like to do, please contact them directly. South Suburbs, Illinois – The time is now if you are looking to volunteer to help a local non-profit whose mission is […]

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Media Contact:   President’s Press Office    press@cookcountyil.gov Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer today introduced legislation creating a Cook County Land Bank Authority, an agency of the County tasked with acquiring vacant and abandoned properties throughout the region to seek to return them to productive use.  The Cook […]

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On Thursday, December 13, Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief for Cook County Bureau of Economic Development was part of a panel  hosted by the Metropolitan Planning Council on “The Future of Interjurisdictional Collaboration – A New Model for Housing and Community Development.” The panel spoke to a full house that included Mayors, managers, planners and other professionals.  […]

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President Preckwinkle, along with Bob Turner, Senior Vice President, Union Pacific Railroad, Mike Iden, General Director, Union Pacific Railroad, other distinguished guests, elected officials and a large audience, came out  to celebrate the Chicago unveiling of the Union Pacific Genset Switcher.  Also in attendance were Cook County Commmissioner  Joan Murphy and Herman Brewer, Bureau […]

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President Preckwinkle, Sheriff Dart Announce Major Construction Project A three-year, $34 million dollar project at Cook County Jail was announced today, replacing critical heating, cooling and control systems, installation of new insulation and upgrading lighting systems for a total of 17 Energy Conservation Measures throughout the campus. The anticipated energy savings realized through these improvements will pay […]

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Construction in Action at Oak Forest Health Center Last August, President Preckwinkle, joined by the Mayor of Oak Forest, Cook County Commissioners, Dr. Raju- CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, community leaders and Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development along with John Cooke, Director, Cook County Capital Planning , spoke at Continue Reading

We want to let you know about an upcoming event:  Meet the BTEP  (Business Transactions Externship Program) A legal resource for businesses and not-for-profit organizations offering pro bono legal assistance to businesses and organizations. A Project of The John Marshall Law School Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Location: Community Room City […]

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President Preckwinkle Lights Holiday Tree in the lobby of the County Building Surrounded by Cook County Commissioners, other distinguished guests, the public, music and festive lighting, President Preckwinkle lit the Holiday Tree in the lobby of the Cook County Building, Tuesday evening, November 27, 2012.     

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From the monthly archives: December 2012