The Cook County Department of Planning and Development, with guidance from Maine and Northfield Townships, and the communities of  Des Plaines, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles and Park Ridge are moving forward with the creation of the Maine-Northfield Unincorporated Plan. We need to hear from you! On Wednesday evening, August 30, 2017 from 6:30 […]

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On July 19, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) will host “The Future of Economic Opportunity” in Homewood, IL.   How can metropolitan Chicago adapt to ensure that the American Dream is obtainable here, and that our economy is thriving between now and 2050?  Please plan to join us at this […]

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Susan Campbell, Director of Planning and Development for Cook County, filled in for President Preckwinkle on June 26 at the ribbon cutting for Phil Haven in Wheeling Illinois, an affordable housing project for people with disabilities, as well as low-income families and individuals. Also speaking and in attendance from Cook County was Rich Minocchio, Executive […]

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On June 27, senior staff from our Bureau joined other elected and economic development officials from around the region, sponsoring a discussion hosted by the Chicago Community Trust and The American Assembly about America’s Middle Neighborhoods. These neighborhoods were defined as middle class areas “on the edge” – “they are not in […]

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Filling in for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, on June 22, Michael Jasso, Bureau Chief for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, presented the Big Shoes Award to Panduit. The Big Shoes Award, spearheaded by the the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC),  is designed to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs in the Chicago Southland for their […]

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The Cook County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program helps sustain South Suburban PADS (SSPADS), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1990 as a response to the growing numbers of individuals and families facing homelessness in Chicago’s south suburbs. Since opening over 27 years ago, SSPADS has served more than 15,000 men, women and […]

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On June 8, Wittenstein, a company dedicated to new manufacturing solutions for end users, equipment builders, system integrators and other skilled workforce initiatives,  hosted Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, and a diverse workforce and economic development delegation. The purpose of the event was to share more […]

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We’re helping spread the word about the upcoming Big Shoes Award sponsored by the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation. This year, they are honoring Panduit, a major international corporation located in the south suburbs, for their dedication and support of our region. Representatives from Mi-Jack Products and Sterling (former Big Shoes honorees) […]

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We are helping the Cook County Land Bank Authority get the word out about an upcoming event: CHICAGO REHAB NETWORK – EMPOWERMENT SERIES 2017 April – December 2017 | Community Workshops 140 S. Dearborn Ave., Ste. 1420 | Chicago, IL. 60602 The Chicago Rehab Network’s Community Development & Empowerment Series uses practical […]

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Since the mid-1990’s, Cook County has provided approximately $1.8 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to Little City for a wide range of infrastructure improvements on the main campus. While these types of investments – sewer replacement, air conditioning, roof repairs, and road improvements – may not be glamorous, this support is vital over […]

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