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The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security as well as Animal and Rabies Control share tips to help residents keep pets safe during emergency situations

An impact study of the Invest in Cook grant program among initiatives

Dr. Ponni Arunkumar was reappointed as Chief Medical Examiner of Cook County following her appointment by President Toni Preckwinkle and approval today by the County’s Board of Commissioners.

COOK COUNTY, IL — Outlining an optimistic budget recovering from the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary forecast for the Count

President Preckwinkle toured two homes in south suburban Chicago Heights renovated and repaired by Cook County employees along with local firms and trades as part of “Rebuilding Together,” an annual initiative designed to assist elderly, disabled…

 The awards honor innovative county government programs that modernize services for residents

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

Effective July 1, 2021, the minimum wage for non-tipped workers will remain $13.00. The minimum wage is $6.60 for tipped employees.

Cook County Health and Justice Advisory Council Allocate Resources for Violence Prevention

Today, Cook County Board President applauded legislative efforts in Springfield benefitting residents of Cook County.

Today, June 1, all provisions of the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (RTLO), legislation which, for the first time, provides protections for the more than 245,000 suburban renter households and their landlords, goes into effect.

Coyote mating and whelping season is coming to a close, but coyotes could still be more visible and aggressive while they wean new pups.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today joined a coalition of suburban mayors and other local leaders to support the systemic reforms proposed in the Homeowner Relief and Community Recovery Act.

Today, Cook County Commissioners approved four proposals from President Toni Preckwinkle’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) that will provide tax incentives to businesses in Cook County.

Highlights include the launch of the County’s Clean Energy Plan, reducing emissions from County-owned buildings and implementing Fair Transit South Cook

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the launch of a more than 50-member taskforce to advise her administration on strategic investments from the new Cook County Equity Fund, which addresses historical disparities and…

Initiatives provide promotional, educational, and financial resources to help business owners thrive

Highlights include operational achievements and future initiatives

Grant one of ten awards totaling more than $400,000
supporting law enforcement and nonprofits

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

The Cook County Board of Commissioners confirmed President Preckwinkle’s appointment of Jennifer “Sis” Killen to superintendent of the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) this week.

President Preckwinkle Cuts Ribbon at Stewart Building in Englewood

CHICAGO — Declaring it time to put an end to a system that perpetuates redlining and the growth of vacant properties, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today ann

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) announced the extension of the application deadline for the Cook County Emergency Rental and…

The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the County’s 10,000th death due to COVID-19 infection this morning, just over a year after the virus claimed its first victim here. 

Joins Illinois Assistant Majority Leader Delia Ramirez in Urging Lawmakers to Support Passage of Bill

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined officials, advocates, and an impacted business owner to endorse the Clean En

Coyote mating season lasts until late May

There have been recent sightings of coyotes around Cook County.

Today, Cook County Board and Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle signed a Board Resolution that endorses the Police Department of the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s commitment to the Ten Shared Principles.

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

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development released its …

Community Recovery Initiative 2020 Impact Report Cover Image

COOK COUNTY – Today Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner Alma Anaya (7th District), the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) announced the launch of a $72.8 million…