Draft 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development currently receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding on an annual entitlement basis from the [...]

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Mortgage Assistance Fair!!!    Saturday November 22nd
9am – 12pm
Appointments Only – No Walk-ins
Ford Heights Community Service Organization
943 E. Lincoln Highway
Ford Heights, IL 60411
Phone: 708-758-2565

If you’re interested, please download their flyer and be sure to contact [...]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Congresswoman Jan Shakowsky, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Evanston Alderman Judy Fiske (first ward), and State Senator Daniel Biss participated in a groundbreaking celebration for the renovation of the 100-unit Jane R. Perlman Apartments and the 99-unit Victor Walchirk Apartments, both located in Evanston. The project will be owned [...]

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The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, October 30, 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 an agenda and more information, visit

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The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, organized by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development in partnership with IMEC, annouces a series of “Manufacturing Matchmaking” events in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties to increase sales opportunities for firms in primary metals, metal fabricating, metal working and machinery industries.   Continue Reading

JPMorgan Chase pledges $500,000 to launch the initiative

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and the Chief Executives of Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties joined together with JPMorgan Chase, the Brookings Institution, founders of the Global Cities Initiative, and World Business Chicago today to [...]

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One of the world’s largest diesel manufacturers will set up its North American headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL

President’s Press Office
(312) 603-2823

Weichai Group, whose international headquarters is located in Weifang, China, will open a major technology development and testing center in Cook County, Illinois, to be known as [...]

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected the Park Forest Maker Space as one of 50 winners in the first ever nation-wide Growth Accelerator Fund competition, as announced by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in Washington, D.C. on Sept 5. In May, the SBA launched the $2.5 million competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial [...]

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On September 3, 2014, Michael Jasso, Director of Planning and Development joined other County Bureau and Department Heads in briefing the Beijing Delegation for an Innovative Society. Many in the delegation deal with government, human resources, and housing in Beijing, China.

Mr. Jasso talked about economic development in Cook County. He spoke about our planning [...]

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The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, is hosting an open ideas workshop charrette to generate feedback and ideas about the potential future of the site.The two-week charrette will kick off with an event on Tuesday, September 23 featuring a presentation from [...]

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