Four clusters of communities in Southern Cook County to be designated as “Illinois Enterprise Zones”

First BUILT in Cook loan approved for the Cullerton Avenue Industrial Area in the Village of Franklin Park

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced a series of ordinances designed to generate economic development in [...]

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President Preckwinkle accepts an award from Ray Willis, Director, Community Development, HUD Region V, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the CDBG program, along with the anniversary of Cook County participating in the CDBG program. The ceremony took place at the Cook County Office Building on November 18, 2014.

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Draft 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the [...]

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Mortgage Assistance Fair!!!    Saturday November 22nd
9am – 12pm
Appointments Only – No Walk-ins
Ford Heights Community Service Organization
943 E. Lincoln Highway
Ford Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-758-2565

If you’re interested, please download their flyer and be sure to contact [...]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Congresswoman Jan Shakowsky, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Evanston Alderman Judy Fiske (first ward), and State Senator Daniel Biss participated in a groundbreaking celebration for the renovation of the 100-unit Jane R. Perlman Apartments and the 99-unit Victor Walchirk Apartments, both located in Evanston. The project will be owned [...]

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The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, October 30, 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 an agenda and more information, visit

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The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, organized by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development in partnership with IMEC, annouces a series of “Manufacturing Matchmaking” events in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties to increase sales opportunities for firms in primary metals, metal fabricating, metal working and machinery industries.   Continue Reading

JPMorgan Chase pledges $500,000 to launch the initiative

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and the Chief Executives of Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties joined together with JPMorgan Chase, the Brookings Institution, founders of the Global Cities Initiative, and World Business Chicago today to [...]

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One of the world’s largest diesel manufacturers will set up its North American headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL

President’s Press Office
(312) 603-2823

Weichai Group, whose international headquarters is located in Weifang, China, will open a major technology development and testing center in Cook County, Illinois, to be known as [...]

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