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.
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.