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On March 23, 2015 By barbara.maloof
The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) hosted a regional meeting on Thursday, March 19th at the NIU Campus in Naperville, DuPage County home of the Rev3 Innovation Center. The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the growing network of incubators, co-working spaces, and Maker [...]Continue Reading →
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that Susan M. Campbell has joined her administration as the new Director of Planning and Development.
“Susan is a dedicated, results-oriented corporate executive with extensive experience in architecture, planning, and real estate development”, stated Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. “Over the years we have worked together on numerous redevelopment [...]Continue Reading →
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Program Designed to Encourage Chicago’s Leading Institutions to Support Neighborhood Small Businesses; Potential to Drive $80 Million in Additional Revenue to Small Businesses
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and World Business Chicago announced an expansion of the Chicago Anchors for a [...]Continue Reading →
On March 19, 2015 By barbara.maloof
Speaking to a packed room of well wishers, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle presented Jack Lanigan, Sr. (AKA, Senior), with the first “Big Shoes Award,” on March 11, given by the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC) to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs in the Chicago Southland for their efforts and example as community leaders. “He is [...]Continue Reading →
On March 18, 2015 By barbara.maloof
The winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards joined President Preckwinkle on March 6 for a roundtable discussion about their innovations and the positive impact they could have for the County and our entire region. After President Preckwinkle’s opening remarks, co-founder Tom Kuczmarski explained the Awards, then each person had time to explain their innovation. [...]Continue Reading →
Last evening, after visiting the south suburbs of Cook County, the U.S. Delegation for Chinese Logistics Industries met downtown for a reception with President Preckwinkle, at a gathering sponsored by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA). The event was structured to focus on learning [...]Continue Reading →
Has your home or business in Alsip, Blue Island, Calumet City, Calumet Park, Crestwood, Dolton, Robbins, or Riverdale, been impacted by extreme weather, especially rainstorms that cause floods and related damage like the one that happened in April 2013? If so, Cook County, on behalf of the Northeastern Illinois Resilience Partnership (which includes Cook County, City [...]Continue Reading →
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that Bureau of Economic Development Chief Herman Brewer is leaving the County and will join the Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) as Interim Executive Director while the Land Bank searches for a permanent replacement. Preckwinkle named Michael Jasso, currently the County’s Director of Planning and Development, [...]Continue Reading →
On January 21, 2015 By barbara.maloof
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved Planning for Progress, the County’s comprehensive strategic plan designed to marshal existing funds, gather additional resources, and facilitate partnerships to meet housing, community, and economic development needs between 2015 and 2019. Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) spearheaded Planning for Progress with technical assistance from [...]Continue Reading →
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