Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle announced Tuesday, Jan. 23, the launch of a new grant program to assist arts and culture organizations in building resiliency in the post-pandemic economy. The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program is a component of Cook County Arts, a $5 million pilot arts initiative funded by the American[Read More…]
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The Cook County Department of Public Health today announced on Aug. 20 that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask indoors, beginning on Monday, Aug. 23. The order requires that all people above age 2 who can medically tolerate a mask to wear one[Read More…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
On Tuesday, April 14, Cook County announced the distribution of thousands of personal protective equipment (PPE) to south suburban first responders.
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…]
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced on Thursday the launch of a new emergency text alert system, hotline number and email address to keep the public informed with accurate information regarding COVID-19 pandemic. “AlertCook,” the new Cook County public health and safety messaging service, offers subscribers a direct line[Read More…]
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…]
Four Cook County Circuit Court judges will appear Monday, Feb. 24, for an informational panel discussion aimed at helping residents better understand how the court system works. The forum from 7 to 9 p.m. will take place at Irwin Community Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood.