According to the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues, there are more people being bought and sold at this moment than in the entire 300-year history of the Atlantic Slave Trade.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today kicked off a forum on benefits available to county employee veterans by emphasizing the commitment of her administration to helping vets navigate what can often be a confusing system of services a
The Cook County Board today approved $1.9 million in grants for 15 local community groups. The organizations’ work will be aimed at reducing violence in Cook County.
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.
Dawn Clark Netsch is without a doubt one of the most important women in Illinois political history.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle delivered a strong Why Counties Matter message to Capitol Hill during the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2013 Legislative Conference, March 2-6, in Washington, D.C.
March is National Social Work Month and the 2013 theme is: “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work.” Our health system social workers are often ‘behind the scenes’, working diligently to strengthen the social and medi
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today urged the Illinois House to adopt legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, citing data that it will ease the burden on Cook County’s courts.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced an ordinance that would require gun owners to report the loss, theft, destruction or transfer of firearms.
The Cook County Government Fellowship is a summer internship opportunity in Chicago for graduate students to develop leadership skills, create a civic network and have a lasting, positive impact on Cook County.