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Commissioner Kevin Morrison spearheads effort to relieve Cook County residents from county vehicle registration fees and fines

(COOK COUNTY, IL) — Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the Wheel Tax Elimination

Cook County Justice Advisory Council to Host Information Session on the Funding Opportunity

Cook County announces outreach and administrative partners to assist in implementing largest publicly-funded guaranteed income pilot in American history

(COOK COUNTY, IL) — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joi

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced $10 million for the Neighborhood Revitalization Brownfield Remediation program at a remediated brownfield site in Bellwood, Illinois today.

Awards will help expand existing programming for veterans and their families

Cook County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security is sharing preparedness information and resources throughout September

Hundreds of millions of dollars available to local governments

COOK COUNTY, IL — Today, the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced additional events and details for the upcoming fourth annual Racial Equity Week, to be held September 12-16, 2022.

The $5 million program will provide business advising services and implementation grants to manufacturing companies in suburban Cook County

Cook County Justice Advisory Council Hosts Inaugural Convening of Service Providers

(COOK COUNTY, IL) — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced upcoming dates for Cook County’s fourth annual Racial Equity Week.

Invest in Cook grant program improves transit, pedestrian and bicycle paths as well as road and freight transportation across Cook County

Landlord and tenant users of TransUnion® SmartMove® are now in compliance with the Just Housing Amendment (JHA) of Cook County’s Human Rights Ordinance because of proactive improvements made to the screening tool by TransUnion®.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for transportation-related projects and initiatives led by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH).

COOK COUNTY — For three years in a row, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Cook County one of America's Top 10 Digital Counties with a population of more…

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The boom, crackle and pop of Fourth of July fireworks as well as other outdoor elements can present potential hazards for pets this holiday weekend.

The County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security offers firework safety tips and resources for residents

Under Cook County’s Solar Schools Grant program, the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability awarded grant funding to 24 public schools to support the construction of small photovoltaic (PV) systems used to educate students first…

Notes potential future fiscal challenges while highlighting smallest gap since taking office

Cook County’s investment is the first outcome of the Cook County Equity Fund’s recommendation to pursue place-based, community-driven and sustainable economic development.

COOK COUNTY — (June 22, 2022) 

COOK COUNTY — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County Commissioner Bill Lowry and Avik Das, Executive Director of the Justice Advisory Council, to announce the first set of awards for the Cook

The Metals Hub brings Southland metal manufacturing firms together to diversify and grow their customer base.

COOK COUNTY — (June 17, 2022) Today, Cook County and the Southland Development Authority (SDA) announced the l

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for transportation projects and initiatives led by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH).

The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control urges pet owners to take special precautions to protect the health and welfare of their pets during the hot and humid weather over the coming days.

Final design named official new banner of Cook County on Flag Day 2022, celebrating bicentennial

County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security offers cooling tips and a list of cooling centers for residents

The new animal shelter in Matteson addresses overcrowding in the Southland, while providing housing for animals impounded by Cook County’s Department of Animal and Rabies Control

 

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the appointment of Theodore “Ted” Berger as executive director of the County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS).