For the past twenty-five years, County employees have participated in National Rebuilding Day. The non-profit Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago partners annually with the County to improve the homes of elderly, disabled or low-income residents who are selected following a vetting process. Through the work of volunteers and skilled tradesmen, the […]Continue Reading →
Single-round Grant Program will award grants up to $5,000 to help small and medium-sized companies in the Chicago region
Metro Chicago Exports announced the launch of its 2016 grant program, presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. The single-round Grant Program will award grants up to $5,000 to help small […]Continue Reading →
Scheduled for April 12 and April 26
The Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Cook County Justice Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security, want to learn […]Continue Reading →
On March 31, Michael Jasso, Bureau Chief, was a panelist at the midwest regional convening of Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Covening of UN Habitat III. The event was hosted by the University of Chicago. Partners included: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Habitat for Humanity […]Continue Reading →
The applications and related materials for the 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) applications are posted below.
The CDBG and ESG applications are due Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4:00pm.
The Cook County Department of Facilities Management will participate in Earth Hour, March 19, 2016 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. During this time, the Department of Facilities Management will shut down non-essential equipment and lighting. All equipment and lighting will be powered down at 8:30 p.m. and restored just after 9:30 p.m. Emergency lighting […]Continue Reading →
On February 2, 2016, Facilities Management, part of the Bureau of Asset Management, participated in Career Day at ACE Tech Charter High School, 5410 S. State Street. For this day, sophomores, juniors and seniors attended the fair, using it to test their professional skills with individuals and other career specialists. Career Fair was […]Continue Reading →
Funds to be invested in affordable housing projects in Ford Heights, Hines, LaGrange, and Park Forest
Construction and/or rehabilitation is anticipated this year on four projects to develop affordable housing as a result of loans totaling $9 million from Cook County’s HOME Investment Partnership Program. The projects, whose loans were approved by the County Board […]Continue Reading →
On February 24, Susan Campbell, Director of Planning and Development, spoke at Commissioner Boykin’s (District 1) manufacturing breakfast which included ways to spur economic growth in Cook County and the region. Joining Susan at the breakfast were Daniel Betts and Irene Sherr of our staff.
Highlights of their remarks included: President Preckwinkle’s commitment to economic development and growing […]Continue Reading →