On May 29, 2013, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Village of Hoffman Estates for a Noise Abatement Program that provides funding through Canadian National (CN) Railroad for affected residences that abut the railroad for certain home improvements.     The noise mitigation improvements are needed due to […]

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The Zoning Board of Appeals considers all rezoning appeals pertaining to land uses in unincorporated Cook County.  Public hearings for Map Amendments and/or Special Use applications are conducted in the township in which the property is located and in such a way as to decide a just and lawful determination of issues involved.  The Board’s […]

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Our construction projects have been moving forward this spring. At the Department of Corrections,  one  goal of the construction project is to identify and implement energy conservation measures (ECMs) that will result in at least a 10% reduction in emissions and energy costs compared to a baseline year, throughout a 15 year financing period. These photos […]

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We’re preparing our Draft  2013 Annual Action Plan, which summarizes proposed activities designed to meet community, housing, and economic development needs in suburban Cook County. The public comment period is: May 30, 2013 through June 30, 2013. We will have an online version available for review on our website, ( Continue Reading

Looking for Work?

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If you’re looking for work, and you live in Cook County, the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership wants to help.     For more details, go to: http://www.workforceboard.org/ View some of our calendars for this month: One Stop Center Locations *Chicago Heights – 1010 South Dixie Highway Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 898-5100 Continue Reading

Meeting Notice There will be a meeting of the Cook County Land Bank Authority Board of Directors  on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the hour of 8:00 AM, at the Metropolitan Planning Council located at 140 S Dearborn, Fourteenth Floor, Chicago IL. CCLBA Board Meeting Agenda and Back-Up Materials for May 23, 2013 meeting:  Continue Reading

We’ve published a notice about  the Draft 2013 Funding Allocations & Distribution, which includes a summary of anticipated/actual 2013 funding from HUD for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) initiatives along with related proposed activities designed to meet community, housing, and economic development needs in suburban Cook County.    […]

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Public Notice There will be a meeting of the Search Committee of the Cook County Land Bank Authority  on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the hour of 3:00 PM, at the Metropolitan Planning Council located at 140 S Dearborn, Fourteenth Floor, Chicago, IL. CCLBA Search Committee Notice & Agenda for May 20, 2013 meeting: Continue Reading

Intergovernmental Agreement Passed between Cook County and Village of Robbins   The Cook County Board of Commissioners has passed an Intergovernmental Agreement between Cook County and the Village of Robbins to participate in the County’s Vacant Building Ordinance. The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) passed on May 8, 2013.    The agreement is the result of the […]

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In order to further promote President Preckwinkle’s pro-growth economic agenda, staff from the Bureau of Economic Development have been on the road recently with two success stories.   Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief for Economic Development, along with other distinguished guests, attended the May 6th ribbon cutting for Anixter’ new corporate annex in Glenview, Illinois.  In […]

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From the monthly archives: May 2013