Tag: Cook County

County officials and suburban mayors push for homeowner relief

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently joined a coalition of suburban mayors and other local leaders to support the systemic reforms proposed in the Homeowner Relief and Community Recovery Act.  The legislation, Senate Bill 1721, is intended to empower communities and local governments to transform vacant properties into homes[Read More…]

Preckwinkle announces launch of Cook County Equity Fund Taskforce 

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced recently the launch of a more than 50-member taskforce to advise her administration on strategic investments from the new Cook County Equity Fund, which addresses historical disparities and disinvestment in Black and Latinx communities. The Cook County Equity Fund was established by President[Read More…]

Cook County faces ‘dramatic’ COVID-19 financial impact

On Friday, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released the preliminary forecast for the county’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget, showing a projected gap of approximately $280 million for the rest of this fiscal year and $410 million the following year as the widespread financial impacts of COVID-19 are touching nearly[Read More…]

Cook County executive order removes obstacles for donating, distributing COVID-19 supplies

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued an executive order on Friday, March 19, accelerating the county’s ability to accept supplies, equipment and other donations from private partners, corporations and individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preckwinkle’s signing the executive order is meant to get critical materials to vulnerable communities in[Read More…]

Preckwinkle issues executive orders related to COVID-19 limiting official meetings and staff travel

Citing “an abundance of caution,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle issued two executive orders on Thursday, March 12, related to the current covid-19 virus pandemic and county operations. The orders affect committee and subcommittee meetings by the Board of Commissioners and most, if not all, official travel by county[Read More…]

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