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.
Applications Open For Community Loan Recovery Fund To Help Small Businesses, Contractors In Suburban Cook CountyCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Monday announced that applications have opened for the Community Loan Recovery Fund – which offers one-time, zero-interest loans of up to $20,000 for small businesses and up to $10,000 for independent contractors based in suburban Cook County.
Pritzker, Foxx, Preckwinkle Attend Day Of Action In Calumet CityGov. JB Pritzker joined the call for racial justice Saturday morning at the South Suburban Day of Action in Calumet City.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Vetoes Plan To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First Responders"I cannot support the release of this information and am wholly disappointed in the decision to dispute the opinions of our public health experts, including the advice provided by CCDPH’s medical expert, Dr. Rachel Rubin," Preckwinkle wrote in her veto message.
Preckwinkle 'Profoundly Disappointed' In Cook County Decision To Release Addresses Of Confirmed COVID-19 Patients To First RespondersFirst responders at suburban police departments like in Hazel Crest say the list is crucial for their safety. Meanwhile residents argue it is an invasion of their medical privacy.
Durbin, Preckwinkle Visit Stroger Hospital COVID-19 Testing SiteThe site, at 1969 West Ogden, offers both drive through and walk-up testing services.
Cook County To Waive Late Fees For 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills For 2 MonthsThe waiver would means property owners would have until Oct. 1 to pay without facing a 1.5% interest penalty. Bills are normally due by Aug. 3.
Greater Chicago Food Depository Sees 60% Jump In Those Seeking Food Assistance"Every day we learn stories of individuals, some of whom are turning to food pantries for the very first time in their lives."
Toni Preckwinkle Honors Cook County NursesCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle gave a special shout out Wednesday to all of the nurses.
Cook County To Close Several Popular Forest Preserve Parking Lots On Weekends Due To Overcrowding Amid COVID-19 Crisis“Unfortunately, we have seen that on warm weekend days, these locations are too popular, with too many visitors who are not following critical public health guidelines,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.
Cook County Unveils New Interactive Tool To Track Coronavirus DeathsThe Cook County Medical Examiner's new COVID-19 dashboard allows users to track virus deaths by race, gender, ethnicity, age range, and date range.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Self-Isolates After Member Of Security Detail Tests Positive For COVID-19"While I have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19, in an abundance of caution, and to follow public health guidance, I will self-isolate until end of day Friday, April 10," Preckwinkle wrote in a letter to the Board of Commissioners.
Cook County To Launch $10 Million Loan Fund For Suburban Small Businesses And Independent Contractors“Small businesses, gig workers, and entrepreneurs are at the heart of municipalities throughout Cook County, and we’re doing all that we can to support them," Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.
As Census Day Arrives, State And Local Officials Worry Some Communities Will Be Under-CountedThe COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the Census count, and officials already have pushed back the response deadline by two weeks to Aug. 14.