2017 News Archive

Even a short drive can turn into a dangerous one, especially during severe weather.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx today announced the County has filed a lawsuit against the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies over their manufacture and aggressive marketing of prescription opioid…

The passage of the Republican tax plan by Congress, and with it the repeal of the individual mandate, is a heavy blow to the significant progress we have made regarding health care coverage in our country since the passage of the Affordable Care…

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by leading health care advocates to encourage Cook County residents to enroll for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

From the outset of this process, Judge Hoffman has encouraged us to engage in communications with the Office of the Chief Judge to resolve this situation. We have done so.

Cook County today unveiled “Cook Central” – a mapping and geographic data hub for sharing information with the public.

The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has opened the Happ Road Bridge in Northfield, increasing access to nearby high schools and the local shopping district.

Photo of Happ Road Bridge

Budget crafted through collaborative effort between President and Commissioners 

Public-Private Partnership is stabilizing communities, building community-based businesses and jobs and boosting homeownership across Chicago south and west sides, County suburbs

Community shared solar power brings equity, jobs and protects the environment

Building on continuing efforts to crack down on the illegal cigarette trade, Cook County Department of Revenue (CCDOR) agents, in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Police, this week raided a Skokie business and discovered more than 1,500 unstamped…

On June 29, 2017, Cook County submitted a legal opinion to DOJ certifying compliance with federal law, specifically 8 U.S.C. §1373.

Cook County today added another $200,000-plus in telecommunications (telecom) savings as a result of initiatives undertaken by President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Technology (BOT) that have already yielded telecom spending cuts of more than a…

Today the board exercised its collective will and set in motion a repeal of the sweetened beverage tax we approved last year.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today presented a $5.36 billion Executive Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2018 aimed at making the County healthier, safer and more efficient.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the appointment of William M. Barnes Jr. as Executive Director of the County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM).

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle delivered a speech to the City Club of Chicago, affirming her values as a leader and the role Cook County government plays to improve the lives of residents.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) CEO Dr.

The passage of a law to ease and expand the expungement of juvenile arrest records was celebrated  today as a major step toward a more equitable criminal justice system by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the chief legislative…

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recognized hundreds of Vietnam War-era veterans for their sacrifice and service to nation as part of the national Vietnam War Commemoration program.

The Cook County Department of Public Health has released a comprehensive data set of births and deaths in suburban Cook County from 2000 to 2014 through the County’s data portal.

The pardon of former Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is just another example of President Trump’s growing list of racist, bigoted and xenophobic statements and actions.

With the governor’s signature today, the Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act (HB 3817/SB 2021), our latest effort at reforming and modernizing juvenile justice, is now law.

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control urges Cook County residents to vaccinate their pets against rabies after a kitten tested positive for rabies in Carroll County IL. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has made clear that he thinks it’s a winning political message to divide Chicago Public Schools students, like my three grandchildren, from other Illinois students.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced she is naming Ammar Rizki as the County’s next Chief Financial Officer, pending Board of Commissioners’ approval.

What we have seen on display in Charlottesville is the kind of raw hatred, racism and xenophobia that has no business in our nation. Denunciation of this behavior cannot be strong enough and cannot be ambivalent.