Addressing a group of approximately 100 Ministers over breakfast at Monumental Church in Chicago, President Preckwinkle spoke about economic development and the Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership.  She opened her remarks talking about the creation of the Bureau of Economic Development shortly after she took office.  Originally, workforce for the County was housed within the Bureau, but [...]

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Mariano’s, a subsidiary of Roundy’s Inc., a leading grocer in the Midwest, named the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the second largest public workforce system in the U.S., as a local hiring partner for its store locations in Chicago and neighboring suburbs.  View full release.

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Dozens of Cook County employees volunteered on Saturday, April 26th,  to help repair two homes in south suburban Riverdale as part of the annual National Rebuilding Day.   Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle toured the homes and gardens, then congratulated the volunteers for their efforts as part of the County’s 23rd consecutive year of participation in [...]

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April 22, 2014 – Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown  announced the opening of the new Records Storage and Digital Imaging Center located at 1330 S. 54th Avenue in Cicero, Illinois. They were joined by Commissioners Daley, Tobolski, Steele and Garcia.   View full [...]

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Thirty-eight taxing districts across Cook County were approved for 420 No Cash Bid purchases as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. Many of those taxing districts began collecting their Certificates of Purchase last week. This marks a 78% increase in the number of approvals over [...]

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Speaking at their annual luncheon on March 28, President Preckwinkle outlined her pro-growth agenda for manufacturing and other initiatives at the Annual Meeting of the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing (AIM).

Highlights of her remarks started with the successful rollback of the sales tax and creation of [...]

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There will be a meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) on Wednesday, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 8 AM, 69 West Washington, 4th Floor Conference Room.   If you would like to attend, or for more information, contact:

 

Barbara Maloof, Public Information Officer

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

Phone: [...]

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The winners of the 2013 Chicago Innovation  Awards joined President Preckwinkle today for a roundtable discussion about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and our entire region. After President Preckwinkle’s opening remarks, co-founders Tom Kuczmarski and Dan Miller explained the Awards, then each person had time to explain [...]

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President Preckwinkle helped cut the ribbon with other dignitaries on Saturday, February 8th at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.   She made brief remarks beforehand about important factors driving the economy in Cook County.  The ribbon cutting event was packed and the show generated a lot of excitement.   Our other photos show highlights of the event.

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North Cook County Public Meetings/Workshops

Rescheduled Due to Inclement Weather

 

Due to inclement weather on Tuesday, February 4th afternoon and evening, the  North Cook Planning for Progress Public Meeting/Workshops have been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 11th. We will be using the same location and times as before. The details are noted below. If [...]

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