Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Governor Pat Quinn, and Senator Dick Durbin have announced  that the Chicago Metro Region is one of the first 12 locations to be designated a “Manufacturing Community” through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The U.S. Commerce Department-led program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of [...]

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The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on:

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the hour of 8:00 AM
at the Metropolitan Planning Council located
at 140 South Dearborn Street, Fourteenth Floor, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois.

For more information, or to obtain an agenda, please go to their website: [...]

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Photos from the Freedom’s Path Groundbreaking on May 22, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The construction of Freedom’s Path, on the site of the Hines VA Hospital was officially launched on May 22nd,  with a ground breaking ceremony.   Cook County was represented by Tasha Cruzat, Deputy Chief of Staff for President Preckwinkle.  “This project, as well as the needs of veterans and all of those living in affordable housing within [...]

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Last March, several winners of the 2013 Chicago Innovation  Awards  joined President Preckwinkle for a roundtable discussion about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and our entire region.  A very informative discussion took place as questions were raised not only [...]

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Speaking to a breakfast meeting of the Chamber Biz Alliance in the northwest suburbs, President Preckwinkle outlined her work on economic development throughout Cook County.  She talked about the creation of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and the appointment of the Council of Economic Advisors, a group of more than 20 distinguished [...]

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As part of The Chicago Community Trust’s 99th birthday, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development was pleased to host one of the many On the Table events.  We invited colleagues from transportation, technology, planning, budget, and a variety of other perspectives to be part of this imaginative [...]

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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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