The Cook County Land Bank Board of Directors  will meet on:

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the hour of 9:00 AM
at the offices of Holland & Knight located
at 131 South Dearborn Street, Thirtieth Floor, Chicago, Illinois

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National Rebuilding Day is an activity that includes the volunteer work of several Bureaus within our County government. This year, the Bureau of Economic Development, Bureau of Asset Management and Bureau of Administration, along with several labor unions, contributed their time and talent to make the renovation of two homes, and the day, a major [...]

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John Yonan (Superintendent of Transportation and Highways) and Maria Choca-Urban (Director of Strategic Planning and Policy), presented the major points of  Connecting Cook County: 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan at the April 22 meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).   As part of their presentation, they explained [...]

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The next meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)
will occur on:
April 22, 2015
8:00 AM
118 N. Clark Street
4th Floor Conference Center
Chicago IL

To view the Agenda and for more information, go to their webpage.

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Joined by the Little City community including students and family members, President Preckwinkle, along with Cook County Commissioner Gregg Goslin, helped cut the ribbon on the expansion of the ChildBridge Center for Education, Little City’s therapeutic day school in Palatine, Illinois.

“Since the mid-1990’s, Cook County has provided approximately $1.8 million of Community Development Block [...]

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Deputy Chief of Staff Tasha Cruzat and Planning and Development Director Susan Campell addressed the Donors Forum on April 17th. The topic was Planning for Progress and included President Preckwinkle’s pro-active approach to regional collaboration. “Under President Preckwinkle’s leadership and for the first time in Cook County,  Continue Reading

Mike Jasso, Bureau Chief for Economic Development spoke to the West Suburban Mayors Meeting in McCook on April 9th and addressed disaster resilience along with other issues. He started by talking about President Preckwinkle’s focus on economic development and that the west suburban Mayors work very hard to grow jobs and build strong communities.

Disaster [...]

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Mike Jasso, Bureau Chief, filling in for President Preckwinkle, spoke about economic development in the Franklin Park  and neighboring communities at the March 27 Franklin Park Chamber Luncheon.

He spoke about President Preckwinkle’s vision for the County and economic development. He started with the need for a transparent government. Then he went on to talk [...]

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At the April 1, 2015 County Board meeting, Miró’s “Chicago” (also known as “Miss Chicago”) was donated to Cook County by its owner, Art in the Center (AIC). Originally named “The Sun, the Moon and One Star”, Joan Miró’s “Chicago” was dedicated on April 21, 1981. It is 39 feet (12 m) tall, and is [...]

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Arthur  (Art) Williams, MBA, Program Manager for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, participated as part of a funder’s panel hosted by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort on March 27 at Harold Washington College.

Participants included representatives from: Wintrust, Silicon Valley Bank, Somercor 504, Accion Chicago and Valley Economic Development Corp and the Cook County [...]

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