On September 29, joined by Senator Durbin and many residents, the ribbon was cut on Casa Heritage, a development to preserve 142 units of affordable rental housing in Melrose Park. Casa Heritage underwent a year-long rehabilitation of the 142 unit, seven two-story building complex containing a mixture of studio and one-bedroom units. The property will […]

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Meeting Facilitated a Helpful Exchange of Ideas

On September 7, 2016, the Shanghai Delegation for Regional Coordinated Development, City Planning and Management Innovation met with the management team for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development (BED) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). View list of visitors.  The visit was coordinated by […]

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If you haven’t already joined us for Rain Ready community meetings, we hope you are able to join us this month at one of our evening meetings. Rain Ready is a program developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), to educate residents and businesses about ways to prevent homes and cities from flooding. Representatives […]

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Three Programs Geared Towards Current and Perspective Home Owners This spring and summer saw the launch of three housing programs, aimed to assist home owners and buyers.

The Down Payment Assistance Program (DPA) is targeted towards low to moderate income homebuyers. The Program provides up to 5% of the purchase price as down payment assistance, […]

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The Cook County Board of Commissioners authorized acceptance of a three-year $2 million Lead Hazard Reduction Grant to remove lead-based paint from homes in specific high-risk suburban areas.

In accordance with requirements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Bureau of Economic Development […]

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The German American Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium to launch an innovative and historic exchange with a conference at Harper College, Palatine, Illinois on July 11, 2016. Over 70 persons attended the event which represented the first stop in the “roadshow” focused on metalworking technology that also included stops in […]

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Growth Zones

On July 19, 2016 By

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other elected officials, have launched an unprecedented effort to generate new industrial investment in Chicagoland neighborhoods. The Industrial Growth Zones program will accelerate neighborhood development in seven designated areas over the next three years by removing longstanding hurdles to development and providing a […]

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The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) on July 7th  cut the ribbon at the Jane R. Pearlman Apartments to open two newly renovated high rise buildings, Jane R. Perlman and Victor Walchirk Apartments – both located in Evanston, Illinois.  The County’s HOME Investment Partnership Program, managed by the Bureau of Economic Development, helped fund […]

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Application Supported by Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC)


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AI, Inc. receives $4 million grant to fund Strengthening Working Families in the Chicago Southland OAI, Inc. of Chicago has received a $3,999,981 grant from the U.S. Labor Department to help low- to middle- skilled parents access the affordable, […]

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Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) and German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest)

Host Transatlantic Cluster Conference on Metalworking on July 11th

Participating Manufacturers To Forge New Connections and Share Best Practices


The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) […]

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