Cook County News

Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today’s Weather             Tip of the Week:  Reconnect with your family following a disaster. National Preparedness Month has been observed in September since 2004 and has already reached its 10-year anniversary. The objective of this declared observance is to encourage Americans to... Read More
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected the Park Forest Maker Space as one of 50 winners in the first ever nation-wide Growth Accelerator Fund competition, as announced by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in Washington, D.C. on Sept 5. In May, the SBA launched the $2.5 million competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial [...]
Plan makes county eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation grant funds. The Cook County Board approved the largest Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan (HMP) ever completed in the United States at today’s county board meeting. Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) spearheaded the HMP planning process. The HMP, which has conditionally received... Read More
Following approval of more than $83 million in grant awards at Wednesday’s Cook County Board meeting, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwickle announced that her office expects grant revenue for Fiscal Year 2015 to total more than $220 million. This represents a nearly 36 percent increase over the current fiscal year and is $30 million... Read More