Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Takes Precautionary COVID-19 Test, Isolates After Member Of Staff Tests PositiveCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Sunday that she has taken a precautionary COVID-19 test after a member of her staff tested positive for the virus.
COVID-19 Financial Assistance Available In Cook County"We will continue to work diligently to do everything we can to keep businesses operational. And resources residents need to stay in their homes. That's a promise."
Preckwinkle's 2021 Budget Plan Avoids Tax Hikes, Counts On Extra Money From Online Sales Taxes, Marijuana, And Sports BettingPreckwinkle's spending plan for next year relies on a mix of staffing reductions, increased revenue from existing tax streams, and drawing down on reserve funds.
Cook County President Preckwinkle Announces Mortgage Assistance Program"The program pays one to three months of overdue or future mortgage payments for income-eligible households."
Officials Urge People To Register To Vote, Fill Out Census Forms, And Get Tested For COVID-19 At Dolton Event
Financial Help Coming From Cook County For Those Affected By PandemicThe Cook County COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program will provide funding and guidance to ease the pain of the pandemic.
Preckwinkle To Cook County Suburbs: Get Your Share Of CARES Act MoneyMoney can be used for direct pandemic needs including personal protective equipment (PPE) and payroll costs for first responders.
Citing Healthcare Concerns, Lawmakers Urge Senate To Approve USPS Funds To Avoid Catastrophic Results"Our patients are seniors. They're veterans. They are people who have mobility and transportation issues, and are at higher risk for COVID-19. We have some zip codes, where 50% of our mail order prescriptions were delayed." 
Cook County On Track To Double Number Of Opioid Deaths Compared To 2019"African Americans make up 24% of the county's population, but half of the overdose opioid deaths this year."
With Pandemic Hampering Census Efforts, Cook County Officials Seek More Help With Population CountCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said, due to the pandemic, officials had to adjust their outreach strategy to protect the health and safety of census takers and the general public.
Amazon To Build New Robotic Fulfillment Centers In Matteson And Markham, Bringing 2,000 Jobs To South SuburbsThe 855,000-square-foot warehouses will be the first of their kind in Cook County, using the newest generation of Amazon robots to help sort and ship goods ordered online.