Matchmaking event second in a series for the Chicago metro region - Event connects manufacturing suppliers and end users

The  Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) in partnership with the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC)  hosted the second metal matchmaking event, think “speed dating” for manufacturers, on May 14th. Cook County staff [...]

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President Preckwinkle gave the keynote address at the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce Annual Forum: State of the County on May 15th.  Also speaking at the event was Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st District).

Her remarks started by talking about good governance, and the money saved since she took  office. “We overwhelmingly passed [...]

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Speaking to a full house at their spring luncheon on May 12, President Preckwinkle addressed the Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation about her work, both in the County  and region wide, to promote manufacturing and economic development.

“As the President of Cook County, I think it’s important to first acknowledge that the most important thing [...]

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As a kickoff to the Chicago Community Trust’s Centennial, On the Table 2015 began a yearlong campaign to celebrate everyday philanthropists – people committed to doing great things to improve their community. Thousands of Chicago area residents on May 12, 2015 – from Alsip to Zion – pulled up [...]

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Earlier this month, our Department of Facilities Management, part of the Bureau of Asset Management, teamed up with some talented University of Illinois (UIC) students to look at innovative problem solving, then display their work this month at a University sponsored Expo.

The Information and Decision Sciences (IDS) Department at UIC [...]

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On May 7, President Preckwinkle spoke to a full house on the subject of “Women in Innovation”, spearheaded by the Chicago Innovation Awards in downtown Chicago.  The event featured women from all over the Chicago region, celebrating innovation.

“As the 34th Cook County Board President, I’m the first woman elected to this position, responsible for [...]

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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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