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Communities seek to acquire tax delinquent properties to return to productive use

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that many of the 37 taxing districts participating in Cook County’s No Cash Bid Program have started to receive their Certificates of Purchase.
The program […]

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On May 23, U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez met with members of the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) at Catalyze Chicago, a co-working space and incubator for product entrepreneurs. Secretary Mendez met with representatives from CMMC to hear about their work to date and the importance of infrastructure and […]

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$2.5 Million BUILT in Cook Loan to build new store at Diversey and Pulaski in Chicago
Joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Commissioner Arroyo and other dignitaries, Cermak Fresh Foods opened today. This 70,000-square-foot building used to be a Marshall Field’s warehouse. Now, it will be a grocery store that […]

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Industrial matching event connects manufacturing suppliers and end users in the Chicago region

Contact: Amy Fitzgerald
Phone: 309-677-2977

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and Chicago Metro Metal Consortium are pleased to announce their “Manufacturing Matchmaking” event. This event is designed to increase sales opportunities for firms in primary metals, […]

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TMA’s Annual Mayors for Manufacturing featured Toni Preckwinkle as keynote speaker

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle was the keynote speaker at the Technology and Manufacturing Association’s (TMA) Mayors for Manufacturing  On the Table conversation which took place on May 10 at Prairie State College. This event was one of hundreds of events that occurred around the […]

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For the past twenty-five years, County employees have participated in National Rebuilding Day.  The non-profit Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago partners annually with the County to improve the homes of elderly, disabled or low-income residents who are selected following a vetting process. Through the work of volunteers and skilled tradesmen, the […]

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Single-round Grant Program will award grants up to $5,000 to help small and medium-sized companies in the Chicago region

Metro Chicago Exports announced the launch of its 2016 grant program, presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co. The single-round Grant Program will award grants up to $5,000 to help small […]

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Scheduled for April 12 and April 26

If you live or work in the far south suburbs, we need your voice to help shape the County’s agenda in your area.

The Bureau of Economic Development, in partnership with the Cook County Justice Advisory Council and Department of Homeland Security, want to learn […]

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On March 31, Michael Jasso, Bureau Chief, was a panelist at the midwest regional convening of  Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Covening of UN Habitat III. The event was hosted by the University of Chicago. Partners included: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Habitat for Humanity […]

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Cycle Opens for 2016 

The applications and related materials for the 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) applications are posted below.


The CDBG and ESG applications are due Friday, April 22, 2016 at 4:00pm.

CDBG Capital Improvement / Economic Development / Demolition Application
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