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In order to further promote President Preckwinkle’s pro-growth economic agenda, staff from the Bureau of Economic Development have been on the road recently with two success stories.
Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief for Economic Development, along with other distinguished guests, attended the May 6th ribbon cutting for Anixter’ new corporate annex in Glenview, Illinois. In [...]Continue Reading →
The Bureau of Economic Development was represented at the 2013 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing last week. It was co-hosted by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and the Illinois Housing Council (IHC).
This year, Jennifer Miller, Program Manager for the Department of Planning and Development / Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, served on an [...]Continue Reading →
On December 12, 2012 By barbara.maloof
President Preckwinkle, along with Bob Turner, Senior Vice President, Union Pacific Railroad, Mike Iden, General Director, Union Pacific Railroad, other distinguished guests, elected officials and a large audience, came out to celebrate the Chicago unveiling of the Union Pacific Genset Switcher. Also in attendance were Cook County Commmissioner Joan Murphy and Herman Brewer, Bureau [...]Continue Reading →
On December 7, 2012 By barbara.maloof
Construction in Action at Oak Forest Health Center
Last August, President Preckwinkle, joined by the Mayor of Oak Forest, Cook County Commissioners, Dr. Raju- CEO of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, community leaders and Herman Brewer, Bureau Chief, Economic Development along with John Cooke, Director, Cook County Capital Planning , spoke at Continue Reading →
On November 21, 2012 By barbara.maloof
Project Underway in Oak Park for Affordable Housing
The Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, along with the Village of Oak Park, and the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development gathered with others in the community to start the rehabilitation of 820-832 West Madison, Oak Park to affordable housing. Formerly used for industrial purposes, the Village of [...]Continue Reading →
On July 9, 2012 By barbara.maloof
Today Cook County and the City of Chicago officially launched the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCWP), consolidating their separate employment assistance agencies and naming two board chairmen for the new entity, President Preckwinkle announced.
Dr. Larry J. Goodman, chief executive officer of Rush University Medical Center, and Frank Clark, former CEO of Com-Ed, will chair [...]Continue Reading →
On July 2, 2012 By barbara.maloof
Elected officials, judges, and the public joined the Honorable George N. Leighton and his family on Friday, June 29th for the renaming and dedication ceremony at the Cook County Criminal Court Building.
The courthouse, located at 26th and California, will now be known as “The Honorable George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building”. The renaming commemorates [...]Continue Reading →
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and more than 100 volunteer county workers showed their support for community revitalization by repairing two homes in Harvey as part of National Rebuilding Day on Saturday. The annual event is organized by the non-profit agency Rebuilding Together * Metro Chicago and Cook County to help the growing number [...]Continue Reading →
On April 13, 2012 By admin
Cook County has launched its first managed competition procurement to encourage service improvements and cost efficiencies, President Preckwinkle announced.
Cook County is the largest county in the country to pursue a managed competition effort. The process allows for the widest possible range of competition between both public and private providers and will ultimately improve the [...]Continue Reading →
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