CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County has made a major upgrade to its official government website, and officials said it’s truly user-friendly now.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the new county website, cookcountyil.gov, is no longer organized by county departments.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
“Visitors to our website very seldom come just to learn about how county government works. They’re trying to find the services they need,” she said.
Preckwinkle said the biggest improvement is you no longer need to know which department would handle whatever question you have or service you need.
“The new cookcountyil.gov puts the user first by focusing on services, not who does what,” she said.
Kathy Lynch, information technology communications manager for Cook County, said the new website makes finding those services easier.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
“We’ve broken out all the services away from the agencies, so they can be displayed in a lot of different ways. Here we’ve focused on top services among resident services, business services, government services,” she said.