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Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today’s Weather               Tip of the Week:  Physical activity prolongs your optimal health. Without regular physical activity, the body slowly loses its strength, stamina and ability to function well. And for each hour of regular exercise you get, you’ll gain about... Read More
Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Executive Director Michael Masters joined President Barack Obama, United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and leaders from around the U.S. and the world last week at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. The three-day summit focused on concrete steps the United... Read More
Register for the USEPA Region V’s webinar: Development and Implementation of Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance,  on March 5, 2015 12:45 PM CST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4558174251192515841 Cook County’s Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance has allowed the County to recycle or reuse 90% of building materials from demolitions and renovations, keeping them out of landfills, reclaiming valuable [...]
New legislation will make Cook County a national leader in combating wage theft The Cook County Board of Commissioners today passed a significant new ordinance designed to address the problem of wage theft. The ordinance, which was introduced by Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski and co-sponsored by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, prohibits any company or... Read More
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved a resolution introduced by President Toni Preckwinkle urging the Illinois General Assembly to restore judicial discretion by ending the automatic transfer of young people to adult court. HB 172, which accomplishes the goal of the resolution, would require that a hearing be held in front of a... Read More