2024 News Archive

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has once again recognized Cook County as one of America's leading

Government Alliance for Safe Communities Launches Website to Increase Access to Grants and Capacity-Building Resources

Plan helps communities prepare for natural disasters and makes County eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation grant fund

The boom, crackle and pop of Fourth of July fireworks as well as other outdoor elements can present potential hazards for pets.

Majority of Abolishment Attributed to Cook County Medical Debt Relief Initiative, Providing $80 Million in Relief for over 44,000 Residents 

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has honored Cook County with 54 achievement awards recognizing innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

Cook County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) invites residents to participate in its 2024 environmental justice survey, which will aid in the creation of a countywide environmental justice policy.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced $20 million in funding for the Stormwater Management Project Implementation Program at a press conference this afternoon.

Second Installment Bills Due August 1, 2024, for First Time Since COVID-19 Pandemic

Cook County Government announced today that $790,000 in grants have been awarded to 100 nonprofit arts and culture organizations in suburban communities through the Cook County Arts Nonprofit Relief Grants program. 

Grant initiative provides capacity building funding to support the growth of organizations throughout Cook County

Highlights record-low hospital budget gap, strong fiscal position for FY2025

Air quality alert in effect for Cook County until midnight

The 11-week program helps place veterans in tech industry jobs upon completion

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding this week for transportation-related projects for the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH).

As temperatures top 90 degrees for the first time this season, the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control urges pet owners to take special precautions to protect the health and welfare of their pets.

18 new projects are slated to begin work this year

Cook County—Today, the Commission on Human Rights (“the Commission”) issued a notice to employees regarding the Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance

Cook County Government today announced the launch of the…

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle today celebrated the launch of Cook County…

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for construction projects through the Build Up Cook program.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved resolutions for two pilot programs that will assist those seeking affordable, quality housing. 

(COOK COUNTY, IL) – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today the launch of the Cook County Manufacturing Apprenticeship Accelerator program to provide Cook County manufacturers with a “con

Crains Chicago Business recognized Cook County’s Solid Waste Coordinator Anthony Tindall as a notable leader in sustainability.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding this week for transportation-related projects for the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH).

Residents encouraged to review plan online and provide feedback to improve roadway right-of-way accessibility

(COOK COUNTY, IL) – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined U.S.