There is a close working relationship between economic development and transportaton improvements.  Please see press release today on the Joe Orr Road Realignment from the Bureau of Transportation and Highways. MEDIA  CONTACT Mary Paleologos 312-603-1993 Mary.paleologos@cookcountyil.gov Joe Orr Road Realignment Creates ‘Islands of Opportunity’ Road project reflects highway department’s new role as an active […]

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2013 is off to a Great Start for  the Bureau of Economic Development.  Hopefully, you’ve read our economic development news on our blog as we begin 2013. We’ve decided to create this feature so you can read all about our five major news items as we kick-off the year.   There is still much more work […]

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President Preckwinkle, speaking to a full house, was the featured speaker at the West Suburban Chamber “Toast with the Most” Legislative Action Council Breakfast to kick-off their year. Major highlights of her speech included the final rollback of the sales tax which is critical to support retail development in the western suburbs,resulting in an overall savings […]

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President Preckwinkle Speaks at the Chicago Southland Economic Development Commission (CSEDC) Quarterly Forum Speaking to a packed auditorium of elected officials, business owners and planning officials, President Toni Preckwinkle  spoke about economic development in Cook County and some of the milestones of her administration at the January 25th  Chicago Southland Economic Development Commission (CSEDC) Quarterly […]

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Cook County Board Creates Land Bank  Media Contact:  President’s Press Office press@cookcountyil.gov New County agency will tackle vacancy and blight in communities, work to return property to productive use The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance to create the Cook County Land Bank Authority today, making it the most populous county in the […]

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Affordable Housing – New Locations Listed in the South Suburbs of Cook County. We just received an updated list of new affordable housing opportunities in the south suburbs, funded through our NSP (Neighborhood Stablization Program) Program.   Locations listed include:  Chicago Heights, Village of Dolton, City of Markham, Village of Richton Park, Village of Hazelcrest, Village […]

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Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs has sent us this information about an upcoming seminar on home ownership scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 26th.  Please contact them directly if you wish to attend, as noted below. Today, more people than ever before can no longer afford to own a home with a traditional […]

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Media Contact:  President’s Press Office  press@cookcountyil.gov President Preckwinkle, Business Leaders and Cook County Commissioners Herald Repeal Of Stroger Sales Tax Increase Taxpayers saved $440 million as a result of the tax cut Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle stood with business leaders today to herald the final rollback of the Stroger sales tax in […]

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From the monthly archives: January 2013