2021 News Archive

With more than a month left in the year, County homicide rates highest in decades

(Cook County, IL) – Today, Cook County announced the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a renewable energy Off-Site Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Medical Examiner confirms grim milestone as COVID-19 deaths continue to rise

(COOK COUNTY, IL) - The Cook County PACE Program, administered by the Illinois Energy Conservation Authority NFP (“IECA”), an Illinois tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, announced today that it closed its first project u

Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a balanced $8 billion FY2022 budget which equitably addresses the County’s ongoing pandemic response efforts while not increasing taxes or cutting critical services.

We are pleased with Fitch Ratings decision to upgrade Cook County’s ratings from A+ to AA- with a stable outlook. Furthermore, S&P also moved the outlook for the County to stable from negative and Moody’s reaffirmed its rating as well.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding this week to further transportation projects and initiatives led by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH).

As residents set clocks back one hour this weekend, the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) urges residents to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.

The Cook County Department of Revenue (DOR) and Bureau of Technology (BOT) were recently awarded a 2021 LocalSmart Award for Local IT Innovation of the Year…

County President and Commissioners Remember Deceased Cook County Residents at Ofrenda in the Cook County Building

ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

(Cook County, IL) — Today, President Preckwinkle reminded suburban residents in need of rental and utility assistance th

ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

Program Is Part of the County’s Project Rainbow to Address Learning Loss  Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic 

County officials met with residents of the South Suburbs, Englewood and Garfield Park to discuss criminal justice issues and solutions 

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3,885,158.74 contract today between the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) and K-Five Construction.

Technology to dramatically reduce identification time

Despite continued COVID-19 pressures, budget includes no increases to existing taxes  

CHICAGO — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presented a proposed $8 billion Exe

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) Superintendent Jennifer ‘Sis’ Killen was awarded the March of Dimes 2021 Leadership in the Public Sector Award during their annual Construction and Transportation Awards luncheon this…

ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

Cook County Justice Advisory Council grant funds programming aimed at reducing recidivism among youth in Chicago’s Southeast Side.

WASHINGTON D.C.— This week, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health leadership visited Washington D.C.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, State Senator Omar Aquino, State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Cook County Commissioners Alma Anaya and Brandon Johnson, Cook…

Today Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was joined by Denise Barreto, Cook County Director of Equity and Inclusion and Cook County Commissioners Alma Anaya, Dennis Deer, Brandon Johnson, Bill Lowry, Donna Miller, and Kevin Morrison to…

This week, the Obama Foundation announced that Mara Heneghan, Director of Policy for Cook County Office of the President is among its fourth cohort of Obama Scholars, two groups of 12 emerging leaders from around the world who will study at…

Today, the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced additional events and details for the upcoming third annual Racial Equity Week, to be held September 13-17, 2021.

Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the third annual Cook County Racial Equity Week, to be held September 13 – 17 in 2021. This year’s theme will reflect on three words: “Imagine. Intersect.

Imagine. Intersect. Act. Racial Equity Week September 13 - 17, 2021. bit.ly/RacialEquityWeek . Toni Preckwinkle | Cook County Board President

New initiative seeks to address learning loss magnified by COVID-19 with creation of free early childhood and family programming through the County TV station and a new mobile app

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