2015 News Archive

New report highlights sustainability achievements in 2015
Cook County is doing its part to help stem climate change.
A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision will allow Cook County to collect about $3 million in unpaid taxes, as well as generate another $1 million in tax revenue annually from Midwest Gaming, owner and operator of Rivers Casino in Des Plaines.
How to keep your dog and cat safe in cold, snow and during the holidays
Cold weather may have taken a while to arrive, but the calendar doesn’t lie. And pet owners should take special precautious as winter gets under way.
Cook County’s justice agencies will soon be getting a new “bus” – not the kind with four wheels, but a system to allow the various agencies to cross the digital divide with long-needed modernization.
More efficient system will save money, promote use of ‘green’ vehicles
Information will provide a measure of safety for nearby residents and first responders Cook County will now collect information on and inspect facilities housing hazardous liquid waste as a public safety measure. An ordinance approved by the Cook C
I have long thought that former Supt. McCarthy’s policing strategies were wrong-headed and did nothing to instill trust and confidence – especially in communities of color. The mayor says former Supt.
My heart goes out to the family of LaQuan McDonald. I cannot begin to understand the grief felt by LaQuan's family and friends. We cannot ease their pain but we can demand accountability.
Eileen Quinn's life was filled with the riches of family and community. A native of Englewood and a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, she will be best known to many for her unapologetic advocacy for and defense of her son, former Gov.
We appreciate that Fitch Ratings recognizes our efforts to help address the solvency of the Cook County Pension Fund.
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved the FY 16 budget, a comprehensive plan to increase efficiency, cut the County’s tax-supported expenditures by almost $112 million and address long-term fiscal challenges.
Today, with the support of the Board of Commissioners, we successfully culminated months of work with passage of the FY 16 budget.
Cook County has been honored for implementing sustainable principles and practices.
I am grateful to Chairman Daley and the Commissioners who supported the revenue proposals we brought today before the Finance Committee.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said today she will propose a 1% tax on hotels and motels in the County to provide revenue critically needed to close a gap in the County’s FY 2016 budget and fund critical public safety services in the co
Cook County is hosting a public event to celebrate maps and geospatial technology on November 17, 2015. Cook County's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department and other local governments will demonstrate how they use geospatial technology.
First formal agreement approved by Board of Commissioners
Cook County has officially joined to drive to bring much-needed western access to O’Hare International Airport.
Thirty-six taxing districts across Cook County have so far submitted requests to Cook County’s No Cash Bid Program for the 2015 program year.
President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the appointment of Ernest Brown to the post of executive director of the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today presented her Executive Budget Recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget to the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Upgrade replaces antiquated system with efficient, modern solution
Chief Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Stephen Cina was elected this week as vice president of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) at the group’s annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the County will receive nearly $26.5 million in federal grant funds to assist with security programs that combat terrorism.
President Toni Preckwinkle’s nomination of Elaine Lockwood Bean as new chief of the County’s Bureau of Asset Management was approved today by the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
Oak Forest Health Center campus reduction, warehouse consolidation among strategies designed to trim County's property footprint

The days of receiving paper paystubs and using sign-in sheets to track employee attendance will be permanently relegated to the past under a modernization effort being spearheaded by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Industry-focused consortium to host tours and expo for students Dozens of high school students will have the chance to learn more about careers in modern-day industrial production during Cook County Manufacturing Day Oct.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that a comprehensive dependent eligibility verification program conducted by the County's Department of Risk Management could result in as much as $12.5 million in savings through the…