Ford Heights Community Center Building Dedication Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development spoke at a dedication ceremony on February 20th for the Ford Heights Community Service Organization (FHCSO) Building Expansion.  Also present at the ceremony  were Angela Smith, Executive Director, Mayor Charles Griffin of Ford Heights, representatives from the architectual firms, […]

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Press Conference at Auto Show on Cook County New Shared Fleet Program President Preckwinkle cut the ribbon to open the Auto Show on Opening Day, February 9th and spoke about the strong connection between economic development and transportation.  She returned again for a press conference on the  Cook County […]

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Cook County Board of Commissioners Approve First Ten Members of the Cook County Land Bank Authority On February 8, at a special meeting of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the first 10 individuals nominated by President Preckwinkle to serve on the Cook County Land Bank Authority Board of Directors were approved.  The new Land […]

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President Preckwinkle attends ribbon-cutting at the Auto Show on February 9th, kicking-off this year’s show.  Joined by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Dave Sloan, General Manager, Chicago Auto Show and other dignitaries, the ribbon was cut opening the doors for the 105th Auto Show, making it the oldest and largest exhibit in the country. […]

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President Preckwinkle attended a Roundtable sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) on the Cook County Land Bank Authority on February 7.  The panel was moderated by Mary Sue Barrett, President, MPC.  Also on the panel along with President Preckwinkle were: Scott Goldstein, Chair, Urban Land Institute Chicago Public Policy Committee; Jim Rokakis, Director, Thriving […]

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Citibank Ribbon Cutting – Committed to Economic Growth in Cook County Seven languages are spoken by employees at the Branch On February 6, Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief for Cook County Economic Development, joined City Treasurer, Stephanie Neely, Treasurer, City of Chicago and Jerry Roper, President, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in cutting the ribbon for the […]

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President Preckwinkle Names Cook County Land Bank Authority Board Of Directors Some funding already secured CONTACT President’s Press Office press@cookcountyil.gov Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the members of the Cook County Land Bank Authority’s Board of Directors, which will oversee the work of the land bank’s efforts to return vacant properties […]

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From the monthly archives: February 2013