2016 News Archive

Preckwinkle applauds actions to create, retain jobs in region

Public safety focus continues as a key priority for Preckwinkle administration

Cook County commissioners today approved grants equaling almost $1.1 million for locally based programs dedicated to anti-violence strategies.

County’s animal control administrator urges caution as temperatures plummet

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed two recent deaths due to powerful opioids never before seen in Cook County.

Declaring it a keystone achievement in their public safety reform efforts to reduce the jail population and right-size facilities, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced today that several…

How to keep your dog and cat safe in cold, snow and during the holidays


The winter holidays are a time of family and joy, and for pet owners the celebration may include the furry members of the family.


In order to improve customer service and efficiency for businesses and residents who reside in the unincorporated areas of Cook County, the Department of Building and Zoning, working jointly with the Department of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Balanced proposal preserves essential public health and safety services


I am grateful to Chairman Daley and the Commissioners who supported the revenue proposal we brought today before the Finance Committee.

The Community Triage Center is the first clinic of its kind in the Chicago region. 


I am pleased to learn of the Civic Federation’s support today of our FY2017 executive budget proposal.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and County Commissioners Richard Boykin and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia announced today that they will join forces to implement a pilot workforce development and jobs program for 16-24 year olds who are at…

Proposal would close budget shortfall and avoid cuts to public safety services through staffing reductions & additional revenue, but commit to no new tax hikes for at least the next two years

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Cook County Animal and Rabies Control is warning Cook County residents to vaccinate their pets against rabies after two outdoor cats tested positive for rabies in Illinois and Missouri. 

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Chicago region is one of 12 communities nationwide re-designated under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative.   

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Jeff Tobolski (16th), chairman of the County Board’s Veterans Committee, today recognized hundreds of Vietnam War-era veterans for their sacrifice and service to nation as part of the…

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced that Cook County is upgrading its mapping system to better improve efficiency and services to residents and facilitate graphic representations of what would otherwise be available only…

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County on track to reach its goal of a 1 million square foot reduction by 2018

Continuing her efforts to save taxpayer dollars by reducing Cook County's real estate footprint, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has announced plan

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently awarded the Cook County Department of Budget and Management Services its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award in recognition of the County's determined…

I am saddened to learn of the death today of Commissioner Joan Murphy. Joan’s long career in public service is one that even those of us who have spent years in government can admire.

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), with support from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioners Bridget Gainer, Jesús "Chuy" Garcia and Robert Steele and the county wide Healthy Communities Cook County (HC3…

Due to a scheduling conflict the Rabies Vaccination Clinic located at Berwyn VFW Hall for September 14 will be canceled.

CHICAGO – Pioneers, angels, lifelong friends -- just a few of the words used by grateful patients and Cook County leaders to describe the 50-year legacy of the Cook County Trauma Unit. A special program was held September 9 at John H. Stroger Jr…


Legislation shepherded by Rep. Nekritz takes aim at ‘tough-on-crime’ statutes

The Cook County Board of Commissioners today authorized acceptance of a three-year $2 million Lead Hazard Reduction Grant to remove lead-based paint from homes in specific high-risk suburban areas.

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) today named Cook County one of the Top 10 Digital Counties with a population of 500,000 or more.

Digital Counties Survey Winner Badge

With an Excessive Heat Warning issued for northern Illinois until tomorrow evening, the Cook County Department of Public Health is urging all residents to stay safe.  Hot temperatures and high humidity may combine to create a dangerous situation…

New Initiative to Attract Industrial Businesses, Accelerate Job Growth and Drive Neighborhood Investment

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Five transportation policy priorities define agendaCook County has produced a Long Range Transportation Plan to guide the County’s transportation decisions and their impact on economic growth and quality of life over the next 25 years. The L

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

Dr. Ponni Arunkumar Chief Medical Examiner