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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With support from JPMorgan Chase and in partnership with the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC), Metro Chicago Exports helps small businesses expand to new markets and find new customers by awarding grants up to $5,000 to help offset costs for airfare, trade shows, marketing campaigns and materials, website optimization and translation. The […]

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The City of Blue Island received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Award of $200,00 for street improvements near Paul Revere Primary School. The project provided safe and accessible facilities on 123rd Place for students, residents and motorists accessing the school and surrounding community. The scope of work consisted of street resurfacing of 123rd Place […]

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National Rebuilding Day brought dozens of Cook County employees who volunteered their time today to help repair two homes in south suburban Robbins. It was the County’s 26th consecutive year of participation in the event, also known as “Rebuilding Together.” The County has contributed $68,000 to Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago this year through its Community […]

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Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy (CASE) brought together County and City leadership along with 15 anchor institutions at the recent Anchor Leadership Convening on March 31, 2017. The event celebrated CASE’s accomplishments and established strategic goals for the next three years. BMO CEO David Casper hosted the roundtable. Cook County Board President Toni […]

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In the south suburbs, the Ford Heights Community Service Organization provides comprehensive social services to clients including private office case management, workforce development, housing stabilization, safety net services such as a food pantry, homeless prevention, and referral services. Service coordination is provided based on individual needs and includes referrals for additional services which may […]

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On April 20, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the County’s Dunne Administration Building had achieved LEED Gold certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and denotes an improvement to a building’s lifecycle performance, based on a point system, that provides associated environmental, health and financial benefits. “When I first took […]

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