Cook County News

“I commend President Obama for recognizing the importance of immigration reform on millions of lives and using his executive authority to begin moving forward on this issue. Over time, our nation has made tremendous progress in confronting inequality based on gender, race or sexual orientation. The last frontier is how we treat the undocumented. Here... Read More
Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today’s Weather               Tip of the Week While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives.... Read More
Four clusters of communities in Southern Cook County to be designated as “Illinois Enterprise Zones” First BUILT in Cook loan approved for the Cullerton Avenue Industrial Area in the Village of Franklin Park Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced a series of ordinances designed to generate economic development in local communities by designating them... Read More
Settlement with Chicago on years of tickets called ‘long overdue’ The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved a settlement with the City of Chicago for more than 20 years’ worth of parking and traffic violations accrued by County employees who were driving County-owned vehicles. The settlement with the City, at a cost not to... Read More
Items include waiving credit card transaction fees and lowered interest rates on late payments Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday introduced a series of proposed measures aimed at eliminating County credit card transaction fees and lowering the interest rates for various late payments. The ordinances are expected to be called for a full... Read More