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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On May 30, the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) hosted a rally to preserve affordable housing programs and healthcare at the new Armond King Senior High Rise Apartment Building, rehabilitated with HOME Partnership financing.  View video.   HACC Executive Director Richard Monocchio was joined by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, […]

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Blue Cap received one of many Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program awards in the amount of $80,000.00, for facility improvements to several locations throughout the south suburbs (Blue Island, Midlothian, Hazel Crest and Calumet Park). This renovation project consisted of installing new energy efficient HVAC (furnaces), tank-less hot water heaters, replacement of old […]

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On May 16, thousands of Chicago-area residents gathered at various locations to discuss the future of our communities, as part of On the Table. President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Sims hosted breakfast and a conversation at the Commissioner’s District Office in Posen on the South Suburban Initiative.  Attendees included residents, community organizations and elected officials. […]

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Submitted by: Vanessa Uribe  Vanessa.Uribe@cookcountyil.gov Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, and Sequane Lawrence, CEO & Executive Director, Chicago Center for the Arts and Technology (CHICAT) brought together manufacturers, educators, and workforce partners to discuss how we as a community can promote and connect careers in manufacturing to those with the […]

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On May 17th, President Preckwinkle participated in a panel on Women in Innovation. The panel was part of a celebration presented by the Chicago Innovation Awards that highlighted the achievements of women. The panel on Women in Government talked about their high profile careers in government and public service. The participants are listed below: Brenna Berman, […]

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