Cook County News

Appointment Announced at the Third Meeting of the Economic Development and Political Leadership of the Seven Counties of Northeast Illinois and the City of Chicago Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) today announced the appointment of Thomas Hulseman as founding managing director. In this new role, he will help lead an unprecedented collaboration between the seven counties [...]
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved Planning for Progress, the County’s comprehensive strategic plan designed to marshal existing funds, gather additional resources, and facilitate partnerships to meet housing, community, and economic development needs between 2015 and 2019. Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development (BED) spearheaded Planning for Progress with technical assistance from [...]
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today introduced a resolution to the County Board urging the Illinois General Assembly to pass HB172. The bill would restore judicial discretion by ending the automatic transfer of young people charged with certain serious crimes to adult court. At a December 12th event, with the presence and support of... Read More
Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today’s Weather               Tip of the Week: Preventing Dehydration in Winter If you’re not careful, it’s very easy to become dehydrated in the winter particularly if you’re engaged in sports like snowshoeing, backcountry skiing or mountaineering. Under these conditions, it’s not enough... Read More
Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer Caused by Exposure to Radon in Your Home WASHINGTON – In recognizing January as National Radon Action Month, EPA encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for this naturally occurring radioactive gas and make 2015 a healthier, safer new year. “Many people don’t realize that radon is [...]