2014 News Archive

The intersection of Central Avenue and Southwest Highway in Oak Lawn has been returned to full use as improvements underwritten by Cook County largely wrapped up this week.

Preckwinkle Thanks Outgoing Public Defender Abishi Cunningham for his Years of Service

Four Cook County Transportation and Highway Department (CCDoTH) facilities will be largely heated through a solar power project financed through a grant accepted by the County’s Board of Commissioners today.

Friday’s event marks the beginning of Cook County’s participation in the White House-led “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative to address opportunity gaps for young men of color

`12/10/2014`Import Author`I was saddened to hear this morning of the passing of Judy Baar Topinka. Judy was truly one of a kind. I admired her feisty, outspoken nature and her passion for good government.

How to keep your dog and cat safe in cold, snow and during the holidays

Ambitious second term agenda includes robust economic development efforts

and continued reform of the county’s criminal justice and public health systems

Effort is praised by faith and community leaders from the Reclaim Campaign

A series of open houses will be hosted by the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDoTH) as part of its public outreach campaign around the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The open houses are designed to provide updates on

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle held a positive and productive meeting today to discuss issues of mutual concern facing Cook County.

I commend President Obama for recognizing the importance of immigration reform on millions of lives and using his executive authority to begin moving forward on this issue.

Four clusters of communities in Southern Cook County to be designated as “Illinois Enterprise Zones”

First BUILT in Cook loan approved for the Cullerton Avenue Industrial Area in the Village of Franklin Park

Items include waiving credit card transaction fees and lowered interest rates on late payments Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday introduced a series of proposed measures aimed at eliminating County credit card transaction fee

Settlement with Chicago on years of tickets called ‘long overdue’

I commend the Board of Commissioners for approving the 2015 Cook County budget today.

The Civic Federation supports Cook County’s proposed FY 2015 operating budget in a recently released report. November 13, 2014 Dear President Preckwinkle: The Civic Federation recently completed its analysis of your $3.7 billion proposed FY2015 ope

From an old piano to a pair of meat slicers, Cook County is pursuing new ways to generate revenue by selling obsolete and occasionally odd property via an online auction site.

 Kiosks used to generate and record public feedback for development Cook County’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) are in new locations for the month of November.

199-unit project is the first to be renovated by the Housing Authority of Cook County under the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of Connect to Cook, a robust web-based GIS application aimed at encouraging economic development within Cook County.

“I want to congratulate Kurt Summers on his appointment as Treasurer for the City of Chicago. I witnessed firsthand Kurt’s commitment to service, drive and work ethic when he served as the head of my transition team and then as my Chief of Staff…

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the appointment of Martha A. Martinez as Chief Administrative Officer and Lanetta Haynes Turner as Executive Director of the Justice Advisory Council.
Industrial matching events will connect manufacturing suppliers and end users in the Chicago region The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, organized by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development in partnership with IMEC, annouces a series of “Manuf
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is encouraging public feedback at upcoming budget hearings throughout County Maintaining her commitment to government transparency and accountability, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is encou
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today presented her Executive Recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget to the Cook County Board of Commissioners. No new taxes, fines or fees for second straight year
Improvements will add to safety for school children, enhance traffic flow Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today joined County Commissioner John Daley, Oak Lawn Village President Dr.

JPMorgan Chase pledges $500,000 to launch the initiative. Metro Chicago Exports is an unprecedented regional collaboration to capture export opportunities. 

One of the world’s largest diesel manufacturers will set up its North American headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL