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Has your home or business in Alsip, Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Crestwood, Dolton, Robbins, or Riverdale, been impacted by extreme weather, especially rainstorms that cause floods and related damage like the one that happened in April 2013? If so, Cook County, on behalf of the Northeastern Illinois Resilience Partnership (which includes Cook County, City [...]Continue Reading →
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Bureau of Economic Development Chief Herman Brewer is leaving the County and will join the Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) as Interim Executive Director while the Land Bank searches for a permanent replacement. Preckwinkle named Michael Jasso, currently the County’s Director of Planning and Development, [...]Continue Reading →
On January 21, 2015 By barbara.maloof
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved Planning for Progress, the County’s comprehensive strategic plan designed to marshal existing funds, gather additional resources, and facilitate partnerships to meet housing, community, and economic development needs between 2015 and 2019. Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) spearheaded Planning for Progress with technical assistance from [...]Continue Reading →
Ambitious second term agenda includes robust economic development efforts and continued reform of the county’s criminal justice and public health systems.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle outlined her second term agenda during a speech today at the City Club of Chicago.
“In the last four years, we have become a model of effectiveness: setting [...]Continue Reading →
On January 12, 2015 By barbara.maloof
Originally published on November 19, 2014
Preckwinkle Introduces Major Economic Development Initiatives to the Cook County Board of Commissioners
–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
Michael Jasso, Director of Planning and Development/CCBED, participated as a panel member at the December 18, 2014 Chicago-China Gateway Cities Partnership Event, organized by World Business Chicago and hosted by the University of Chicago Innovation Exchange on the occasion of the 25th session [...]Continue Reading →
On December 16, 2014 By barbara.maloof
The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, December 18, 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 more information and to view the agenda, visit CookCountyLandBank.org
Cook County Land Bank [...]Continue Reading →
On December 10, 2014 By barbara.maloof
The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC), Cook County and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) hosted a metal manufacturers event at UIC for a morning of “speed-dating” to meet new suppliers and end users. The matching event, held on December 9, was the first in a series of industry-specific events to be held throughout the [...]Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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