2020 News Archive

A winter storm system could dump several inches of snow across Cook County. Snowfall is expected to begin between 5 – 7 p.m. today and change to freezing rain between 9 – 11 p.m.

Committee will include members from the legal community and individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system

Temperatures plummeted throughout the region overnight.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Commissioner Brandon Johnson, Forest Preserves General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Dr.

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.

To Enhance Digital Access for Low-Income Families, Governor Issues Call to Action to Public/Private Sectors to Donate Used Equipment to be Refurbished for Illinois Families

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioner Dr. Dennis Deer, Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha, Jr., and the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) Senior Medical Officers, Dr. Kiran Joshi and Dr.

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) today officially launched a comprehensive initiative to prevent opioid overdose deaths and help people with opioid use disorder find community-based…

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and the Family Independence Initiative (FII) announced an additional $7 million in funding to expand and re-open the Cook County COVID-19 R

The program virtually educated more than 521 residents about the benefits of solar and has commitments to install 80 solar arrays, 45 of those in Cook County.

COOK COUNTY, IL – Cook County Chief Information Officer Tom Lynch today was named GoldenGov: County Executive of the Year as part of StateScoop Magazine's

Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved a balanced $6.94 billion FY2021 budget that includes increased equity funding and no increases to existing taxes

COOK COUNTY, IL – Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined Chief Judge Timothy Evans, Cook County Commissioners Alma Anaya and Scott Britton, Chicago Bar Foundation Executive Director Bob Glaves, and Chicago Department of…

CHICAGO — Today, Cook County and the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement are excited to announce an additional seven weeks of Open Lectures for Residents, curated educational content for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Photo of a professor teaching at the University of Chicago

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, and the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership announced the launch of the $4 million Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Job Training and Place

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Village President of Matteson Sheila Chalmers-Currin along with administrators from Cook County Animal and Rabies Control, South Suburban Humane Society (SSHS) and other…

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioners Donna Miller and Brandon Johnson, Bureau Chief Xochitl Flores of the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, and the Family Independence Initiative (FII) announced the launch…

Despite enormous COVID pressures, budget includes no increases to existing taxes.

Cook County Board President delivers FY2021 Executive Budget Recommendation.
Partnership with transit agencies aims to improve transit service and increase ridership 

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced during her annual budget address today that County officials are adv

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 the $20 million Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Mortgage Assistance 

President Preckwinkle Announcing Mortgage Assistance

Today, President Preckwinkle joined the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) to mark Digital Inclusion Week by announcing a new initiative to provide laptops for all school-age HACC residents who are still in need of e-learning devices for the…

From left: HACC Executive Director Rich Monocchio, Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward and President Preckwinkle distribute laptops to Flowers residents following the announcement on October 7, 2020.

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 Chicago Medical/University District

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