The Cook County Board of Commissioners, on July 29, gave approval for a pre-apprenticeship program at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC). The program will start with a limited number of residents and will be done in coordination with the Cook County Painters’ District Council #14, International Brotherhood of Painters and [...]

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners  approved a $2.5 million dollar loan under the BUILT (Broadening Urban Investment to Leverage Transportation) in Cook Loan Program to build a Cermak Fresh Foods grocery store at the former Marshall Field’s (Macy’s) warehouse campus.

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A public meeting sponsored by Riverside Township, Cook County’s Department of Planning and Development, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), has been scheduled for:
7 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2015  in the Board Room at the Riverside Town Hall – 27 Riverside Road, Riverside to discuss options for dealing with [...]

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The Cook County Land Bank Land Transactions Committee will meet on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM, at the Cook County Building located at 118 North Clark Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room “B”, Chicago, Illinois.

To obtain the agenda or for more information, visit cookcountylandbank.org

Contact:

Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA)
(312) [...]

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Join the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing and S&C Electric on July 30th from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at S&C for a program on Energy Incentives for Manufacturers. Register now!

This program will feature an overview of S&C Electric’s energy conservation and efficiency efforts and a [...]

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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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