I was saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Quentin Young. Dr. Young spent a lifetime devoted to progressive causes in the political, social and health arenas. A lifelong South Sider and former Chairman of Medicine at Cook County Hospital, he was an... Read more
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In honor of Women’s History Month, the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues today honored 18 women for their professional achievements or contributions to their communities. Recipients of the Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine Award are chosen... Read more
Recognition Follows Operational Changes, Added Staffing and Technological UpgradesCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced the County Medical Examiner’s Office has been awarded full accreditation by the National Association... Read more
Work aligns with Cook County’s ambitious sustainability plan on reducing carbon emissionsConstruction is under way for $44.2 million in Cook County building improvements under guaranteed energy savings agreements awarded in June 2015. These... Read more
I applaud the executive actions to address gun violence that President Obama has announced. The President is bravely using his executive powers to help keep guns out of the wrong hands through background checks, requiring licensing of all gun... Read more