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ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

(Cook County, IL) — Today, President Preckwinkle reminded suburban residents in need of rental and utility assistance th

ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

Program Is Part of the County’s Project Rainbow to Address Learning Loss  Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic 

County officials met with residents of the South Suburbs, Englewood and Garfield Park to discuss criminal justice issues and solutions 

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3,885,158.74 contract today between the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) and K-Five Construction.

Technology to dramatically reduce identification time

Despite continued COVID-19 pressures, budget includes no increases to existing taxes  

CHICAGO — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presented a proposed $8 billion Exe

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) Superintendent Jennifer ‘Sis’ Killen was awarded the March of Dimes 2021 Leadership in the Public Sector Award during their annual Construction and Transportation Awards luncheon this…

ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

Cook County Justice Advisory Council grant funds programming aimed at reducing recidivism among youth in Chicago’s Southeast Side.

WASHINGTON D.C.— This week, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health leadership visited Washington D.C.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, State Senator Omar Aquino, State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Cook County Commissioners Alma Anaya and Brandon Johnson, Cook…

Today Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Denise Barreto, Cook County Director of Equity and Inclusion and Cook County Commissioners Alma Anaya, Dennis Deer, Brandon Johnson, Bill Lowry, Donna Miller, and Kevin Morrison to…

This week, the Obama Foundation announced that Mara Heneghan, Director of Policy for Cook County Office of the President is among its fourth cohort of Obama Scholars, two groups of 12 emerging leaders from around the world who will study at…

Today, the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced additional events and details for the upcoming third annual Racial Equity Week, to be held September 13-17, 2021.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the third annual Cook County Racial Equity Week, to be held September 13 – 17 in 2021. This year’s theme will reflect on three words: “Imagine. Intersect.

Imagine. Intersect. Act. Racial Equity Week September 13 - 17, 2021. bit.ly/RacialEquityWeek . Toni Preckwinkle | Cook County Board President

New initiative seeks to address learning loss magnified by COVID-19 with creation of free early childhood and family programming through the County TV station and a new mobile app

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control urges pet owners to take special precautions to protect the health and welfare of their pets during the heat advisory over the coming days. The department offers tips for pet owners to keep in mind:

Cooling Centers Open to Residents Across County

President Preckwinkle, today, applauds the Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity (DCEO)’s award of $744,600 as part of its Community Navigator Program and We Rise Together coalition’s award of $500,000 to support the Cook County Small…

Medical Examiner confirms grim milestone as County experiences surge from Delta variant

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined representatives from the office of Chief Judge Timothy C.

Cook County partnering with local municipalities to begin improvements associated with their 2020 Invest in Cook awards

Invest in Cook grant program celebrates 5th year of funding improved transit, pedestrian and bicycle paths as well as freight transportation across Cook County

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control is partnering with local animal organizations to offer low-cost or free rabies vaccine and microchip clinics throughout the County

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined Commissioner Brandon Johnson, IL Senate President Don Harmon Representative Camille Lilly and Oak Park President Vicki Scaman and Housing Forward Executive Director Lynda Schueler to…

 In celebration of the new pedestrian bridge connecting Rosemont’s entertainment district to the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Des Plaines Trail, Cook County and Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Rosemont Mayor…

Secretary Buttigieg toured CSX and Belt Railway of Chicago, two of the largest and busiest freight rail facilities throughout the U.S.

Today, President Preckwinkle joined Commissioner Dennis Deer, Congressman Danny Davis and community leaders to announce a $1.5 million investment to community-based organizations through the Justice Advisory Council (JAC).