LB Steel and Sterling Lumber part of tour on July 8th.

Mathy Stanislaus, U.S. EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, toured LB Steel, in Harvey, Ill. , located in Chicago’s southland.  LB Steel is one of the largest processors of strip mill plate in North America and serves the […]

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President Preckwinkle pleased with CRGI Collaboration

On July 9th, Lake County hosted the Chicago Regional Growth Initiative (CRGI) at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Deerfield, Illinois. The Chicago Regional Growth Initiative (CRGI) is an outgrowth of a regional initiative beginning in December of 2013, under the leadership of President Preckwinkle. For the first time in decades, leaders […]

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Michael Jasso, Bureau Chief for Cook County Economic Development joined a forum of other distinguished guests at the June 26 Community Forum entitled: “The State Budget and its Impact on the Chicago Southland Region.”

During the forum, Mr. Jasso focused on the vital work the County is doing with economic development, transportation and health care, […]

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On June 10, 2015, Cook County recognized the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) with an honorary Board resolution related to the invaluable technical assistance they provided to the Planning for Progress strategic planning initiative.

Inclusive of extensive data analysis as well as robust stakeholder and public engagement, Planning for Progress resulted […]

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On June 4, 2015, President Preckwinkle joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Board of the Community Investment Corporation (CIC), and representatives from the banking industry at a reception, as they celebrated the commitment to make $200 million available to rehabilitate and preserve 7,500 units of affordable rental housing over the next five years. By renewing their […]

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On June 1, President Preckwinkle toured the Thornton Township Academy of Truck and Diesel Technology – Powered by Navistar.

The visit included students, parents, faculty and staff who explained that once students complete this program, they become certified diesel technicians by the time they graduate from high school. This certification allows them to apply for […]

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There will be a meeting of the Cook County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) on:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015,  8:00 AM,  69 West Washington -Lower Level – Conference Room B, across from Secretary of State facility.

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Matchmaking event second in a series for the Chicago metro region – Event connects manufacturing suppliers and end users

The  Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) in partnership with the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC)  hosted the second metal matchmaking event, think “speed dating” for manufacturers, on May 14th. Cook County staff […]

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President Preckwinkle gave the keynote address at the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce Annual Forum: State of the County on May 15th.  Also speaking at the event was Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st District).

Her remarks started by talking about good governance, and the money saved since she took  office. “We overwhelmingly passed […]

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Speaking to a full house at their spring luncheon on May 12, President Preckwinkle addressed the Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation about her work, both in the County  and region wide, to promote manufacturing and economic development.

“As the President of Cook County, I think it’s important to first acknowledge that the most important thing […]

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