Joined by the Little City community including students and family members, President Preckwinkle, along with Cook County Commissioner Gregg Goslin, helped cut the ribbon on the expansion of the ChildBridge Center for Education, Little City’s therapeutic day school in Palatine, Illinois.

“Since the mid-1990’s, Cook County has provided approximately $1.8 million of Community Development Block [...]

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Deputy Chief of Staff Tasha Cruzat and Planning and Development Director Susan Campell addressed the Donors Forum on April 17th. The topic was Planning for Progress and included President Preckwinkle’s pro-active approach to regional collaboration. “Under President Preckwinkle’s leadership and for the first time in Cook County,  Continue Reading

Mike Jasso, Bureau Chief for Economic Development spoke to the West Suburban Mayors Meeting in McCook on April 9th and addressed disaster resilience along with other issues. He started by talking about President Preckwinkle’s focus on economic development and that the west suburban Mayors work very hard to grow jobs and build strong communities.

Disaster [...]

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Mike Jasso, Bureau Chief, filling in for President Preckwinkle, spoke about economic development in the Franklin Park  and neighboring communities at the March 27 Franklin Park Chamber Luncheon.

He spoke about President Preckwinkle’s vision for the County and economic development. He started with the need for a transparent government. Then he went on to talk [...]

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At the April 1, 2015 County Board meeting, Miró’s “Chicago” (also known as “Miss Chicago”) was donated to Cook County by its owner, Art in the Center (AIC). Originally named “The Sun, the Moon and One Star”, Joan Miró’s “Chicago” was dedicated on April 21, 1981. It is 39 feet (12 m) tall, and is [...]

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Anna Ashcraft, on behalf of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the entire Cook County Board of Commissioners cut the ribbon and welcomed Subway and its franchisee, Manoj Mahapra, to the George W. Dunne Office Building (69 W Washington).

We want to thank Mr. Mahapra and his staff, as well as our our building [...]

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Arthur  (Art) Williams, MBA, Program Manager for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, participated as part of a funder’s panel hosted by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort on March 27 at Harold Washington College.

Participants included representatives from: Wintrust, Silicon Valley Bank, Somercor 504, Accion Chicago and Valley Economic Development Corp and the Cook County [...]

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Today, Cook County President Preckwinkle met with the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) and laid out her  action oriented agenda for economic development, both in Cook County and the region.

She started by thanking all who serve on EDAC for their hard work.  In  2014, EDAC and the Bureau of Economic Development [...]

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Earlier this month, on March 17, Deputy Commissioner Courtney Pogue spoke about “The Future Ahead” at the University of Illinois (Chicago) UIC Idea Exchange.

Speaking to a packed room of retailers, developers, brokers, property managers, business owners and public sector officials, Courtney explained the pro-active work Cook County has been doing under the Preckwinkle Administration [...]

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The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) hosted a regional meeting on Thursday, March 19th at the NIU Campus in Naperville, DuPage County home of the Rev3 Innovation Center.  The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the growing network of incubators, co-working spaces, and Maker [...]

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