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County partners with local organizations to distribute masks in 18 at-risk communities and expands #MaskUp campaign

From left: Commissioner Frank Aguilar, ASL interpreter, President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Deborah Sims at the press conference on Oct. 1, 2020.

With significant roots in Chicago dating back to 1857, the wonderfully preserved hospital has been transformed into a 210-suite and guest room Hyatt House and Hyatt Place

2020 Invest in Cook grant program encourages transportation investments that support the County’s priorities, including transit, cycling and freight transportation

COOK COUNTY—Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, Illinois Representative William Davis, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, and Next Street,…

Photo of gathered dignitaries launching the Small Business Assistance program

People of color victims of 95 percent of 2020 homicides

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury, Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Illinois Representative Kelly Burke and other local officials to announce the distribution of $680,838.16 to the Village…

Call to action is less than one month before important deadline for distribution of $51 million

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Cook County one of America's…

Today, the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) and Comcast announced a partnership to provide in-home, high-speed Internet service to Housing Authority residents with school-age children through the …

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the second annual Cook County Racial Equity Week, to be held September 14 – 18 in 2020.

Another grim milestone was addressed today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Congressmen Bobby Rush and Sean Casten, and Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer Discuss the Impact U.S. Postal Service Delays Have on At-Risk Communities

A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will open today in Cook County to help residents recover from recent severe weather.

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

Severe storms are headed to Cook County this afternoon. Residents are urged to prepare for high winds, flooding and power outages.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) announced the launch of a $20 million rental assistance program to help suburban Cook County…

The alarming rise in suicides among African American residents in Cook County was addressed today by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Dr.

Today, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle joined ASIS Entertainment Network and several community-based organizations and street outreach workers to announce $5 million in new funding to reduce violence, during a

Today, Cook County announces a partnership with the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement to offer seven weeks of curated educational content for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

With temperatures expected to rise to dangerous levels throughout the weekend, Cook County is opening the following County buildings to residents who need assistance in beating the heat. The following buildings will open at 8 a.m.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, and physicians from Cook County Health addressed the exponential increase in opioid overdose deaths this year.

On the 25th anniversary of the Chicago heat wave, which killed 739 people across Cook County, President Toni Preckwinkle announced the release of the County’s …

 Working to provide assistance to underlying jurisdictions dealing with the financial fallout of COVID-19, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday announced at a Berwyn press conference the County’s plans to award over $51…

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently announced that Cook County has been recognized with nine Achievement Awards. The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

President Preckwinkle today announced the launch of the 2020 Census online dashboard Census by the Numbers in …

Detailing a budget experiencing the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the preliminary forecast for the County’s Fiscal Year 2021 showing a projected gap of approximately $280 million…

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the Reopening Plan for Offices Under the President. The plan guides the phased approach to reopen Cook County facilities to employees and the public.