Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Issues Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets

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:

Do not leave your pet in a hot car: Even with the windows rolled down, studies have shown that the temperature inside the car can increase 15 degrees above the outside temperature. The law requires that any time the ambient temperature is above 78 degrees, you cannot leave your dog in a car.

Cook County Exceeds 11,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Medical Examiner confirms grim milestone as County experiences surge from Delta variant

President Preckwinkle joined representatives from the County’s Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO), Cook County Health (CCH) and the County’s Department of Public Health (CCDPH) this morning to mark a grim pandemic milestone. The MEO confirmed the County’s 11,000th death due to COVID-19 infection last night, more than 16 months after the first fatal case of the virus was confirmed here. 

Cook County Board Approves Funding for Transportation-Related Initiatives in the Southland

Cook County partnering with local municipalities to begin improvements associated with their 2020 Invest in Cook awards

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

President Preckwinkle and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Award $8.5 Million to 2021 Invest in Cook Projects

Invest in Cook grant program celebrates 5th year of funding improved transit, pedestrian and bicycle paths as well as freight transportation across Cook County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) announced today the list of 34 projects that will receive funding under the 2021 ‘Invest in Cook’ grant program. A total of $8,502,580 will be distributed across 29 municipalities and will fund four transit, 15 bicycle/pedestrian, three freight and 12 road projects.

Cook County Resumes Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control is partnering with local animal organizations to offer low-cost or free rabies vaccine and microchip clinics throughout the County

Cook County Animal and Rabies Control (ARC) is resuming rabies vaccine and microchip clinics now through October. ARC is partnering with local animal organizations to offer low-cost or free 1-year rabies vaccines and microchips. These partnerships ultimately link pet owners to organizations in their area for year-round pet care, helping to create a healthier pet community.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Thanks U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for Visit on Freight

Secretary Buttigieg toured CSX and Belt Railway of Chicago, two of the largest and busiest freight rail facilities throughout the U.S.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Superintendent Jennifer “Sis” Killen joined U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg along with other elected officials today for a tour of two of the largest and busiest intermodal facilities in the U.S.

Cook County Reminds Residents to Make Pet Preparedness a Priority

The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security as well as Animal and Rabies Control share tips to help residents keep pets safe during emergency situations

As Pet Preparedness Month comes to a close, the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) as well as the County’s Department of Animal and Rabies Control (ARC) are sharing tips and information on ways to keep pets safe and help residents prepare for emergencies.

Dr. Arunkumar Reappointed as Cook County’s Chief Medical Examiner for Second 5-Year Term

Dr. Ponni Arunkumar was reappointed 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. Arunkumar began serving as Chief Medical Examiner in July 2016, leading the Office through an unprecedented increase in caseload due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as sharp spikes in violent deaths and overdoses.

Cook County Board Approves Funding for Transportation-Related Initiatives in Suburban Communities

An impact study of the Invest in Cook grant program among initiatives

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

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