Cook County Announces $71 Millon Source Grow Grant Program to Help Historically Excluded Small Businesses in Pandemic Recovery

Applications for $10,000 Grants to Open on October 3

CHICAGO—Today the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development announced the launch of the Source Grow Grant through the Cook County Small Business Source, a program that strives to support, grow and elevate small businesses as the backbone of Cook County’s economy. The Source Grow Grant program will award $71 million in grants to thousands of small businesses beginning in 2022. Applications will open on October 3.

Cook County Board Approves Funding to Improve Transportation Throughout Cook County

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for transportation-related projects and initiatives led by the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH). These vital projects boost economic development, build up regional transportation and improve the quality of life throughout Cook County.

The location, cost and scope of each project is listed below.

City of Northlake | $460,000
Construction of Hirsch Street bridge replacement over Addison Creek.

Cook County Board Unanimously Passes Repeal of County Wheel Tax

Commissioner Kevin Morrison spearheads effort to relieve Cook County residents from county vehicle registration fees and fines

(COOK COUNTY, IL) — Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the Wheel Tax Elimination Ordinance, which will permanently end the County’s vehicle registration fines and fees. The ordinance, authored by Commissioner Kevin Morrison, will create new savings for working families by reducing the costs of owning and operating a vehicle in unincorporated Cook County.

President Preckwinkle Announces $5 Million in Funding for Domestic Violence Intervention and Support Services

Cook County Justice Advisory Council to Host Information Session on the Funding Opportunity

COOK COUNTY, IL — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Cook County Justice Advisory Council (JAC) announced an American Rescue Plan Act funded initiative to provide programming and supportive services to individuals impacted by domestic violence.

President Preckwinkle Announces Upcoming Application Launch of the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot

Cook County announces outreach and administrative partners to assist in implementing largest publicly-funded guaranteed income pilot in American history

(COOK COUNTY, IL) — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined Cook County Commissioners and community partners to announce the upcoming application launch of the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot. Eligible Cook County residents will be able to apply for the pilot beginning October 6 and will have until October 21 to submit their application.

Cook County Announces $10 Million to Revitalize Neighborhoods Through Brownfield Remediation Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced $10 million for the Neighborhood Revitalization Brownfield Remediation program at a remediated brownfield site in Bellwood, Illinois today. The program is spearheaded by the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) to assess and remediate contaminated brownfield sites in suburban Cook County to promote economic growth and investment through redevelopment for businesses, housing, parks and other uses that benefit communities. The County began accepting nominations for site selection today.

Cook County Awarding $1.5 Million in Honor Grants to Nonprofits That Serve Veterans

Awards will help expand existing programming for veterans and their families

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced $1.5 million in funding today for Honor Grants, a program spearheaded by the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs (CCVA), to expand programming offered by nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran community and their families. Applications opened today and close Friday, September 30.

President Preckwinkle extends deadline for loan fund to address property tax delays

Hundreds of millions of dollars available to local governments

(Cook County, IL) — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday announced Cook County will extend the deadline of its Property Tax Bridge Fund Program to Friday, September 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. This will give interested local taxing bodies and governments an extra week to apply for hundreds of millions of dollars in no interest loans.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Announces Additional Events and Details for Fourth Annual Racial Equity Week, September 12-16, 2022

COOK COUNTY, IL — Today, the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced additional events and details for the upcoming fourth annual Racial Equity Week, to be held September 12-16, 2022. This year’s theme “Many People, One Goal” reflects the breadth and depth of the County’s diverse residents and the desire for a thriving, safe and just county for all.

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