2022 News Archive

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).

The program invests recovery dollars in career exploration, offering 200 suburban Cook County youth internships and connections to high-demand, high-growth sectors.

Today, Cook County issued a notice to employees regarding the Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO).

Effective July 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase to $13.35 for non-tipped workers and $7.40 for tipped employees.

Hiring Events Located Throughout Suburban Cook County at Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Network Locations

The $58.5 million project reduces congestion and improves bicycle and pedestrian safety in the Villages of Wheeling and Buffalo Grove

Grow Solar helps residents save on energy bills through group purchasing of solar

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development announces Request for Proposal applications for organizations interested in program administration and outreach assistance for the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot

The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved a Class 7b property tax incentive, at the recommendation of the County’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), to support the redevelopment of Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie,…

South Suburban College (SSC) will host the Cook County Career Connector Hiring & Resource Fair on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center.

Over 30 projects are slated to begin work this year
 

CHICAGO — (May 9, 2022) This week, Cook County completed its five-year, $25 million project to upgrade its telecommunications system to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP).

CHICAGO — (May 6, 2022) Today Cook County unveiled its historic investment to support local small business resiliency and growth.

More than 1,900 Chicago-area homes have been renovated through the program since its inception in 1991

Funding will add to the over $130 million in rental assistance disbursed by the County since the start of the pandemic to benefit eligible applicants who previously qualified but did not receive assistance

A new symbol and pledge launch to show Cook County is welcoming to all

County commits more than $100 million for upcoming environmental initiatives

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

Highlights include accounting, financial and legislative reporting commitments for the Cook County Equity Fund and policy recommendations from the Cook County Equity Fund Taskforce