Recorder of Deeds is now offering Veterans and active duty service members’ the ability to register online for the Cook County Military and Discount Card

Recorder of Deeds is now offering Veterans and active duty service members’ the ability to register online for the Cook County Military and Discount Card

COOK COUNTY ADDS MORE LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS TO ELECTION BALLOTS

Prior to 2020, Cook County translated election ballots to include the languages of English, Spanish, Chinese and Hindi. Cook County is pleased to announce it has been expanded this year to include the additional languages of Arabic, Polish, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian, Tagalog and Gujarati. These additional languages will allow voters the ability to more readily …

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COMMISSIONER MORRISON’S STATEMENT ON SPECIAL PROSECUTOR’S INVESTIGATION FINDINGS INTO THE STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE’S HANDLING OF THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

Orland Park, IL – Special Prosecutor Dan K. Webb concluded his investigation and announced his findings in a report released today (8/17) regarding his investigation into the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) and Chicago Police Department’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Upon review of the 12-page document from the Office of the Special …

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NOW HIRING: Hektoen COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative

The first set of COVID-19 contact tracing positions at Cook County Dept. of Public Health (CCDPH) are now posted. These positions are for residents of suburban Cook County. Hektoen COVID-19 webpage where people can find job descriptions and apply: https://www.hektoen.org/hektoen-covid-19-contact-tracing-i…/ The positions hired through Hektoen are now posted and applications are being accepted. These are 6 …

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COMMISSIONER MORRISON AND ORLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT KICK-OFF NARCAN NASAL SPRAY PROGRAM WITH TRAINING SEMINAR

ORLAND PARK, IL – Today, Commissioner Sean Morrison joined Chief Michael Schofield and his Orland Fire Protection District staff at their Narcan Nasal Spray Training Seminar for local police departments. This grant program administered by the Orland Fire Protection District and Commissioner Morrison’s 17th District Office provides training and Narcan Nasal Spray supplies at NO …

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Commissioner Morrison Votes “No” to Defund Sheriff’s Office

By a vote of 16-1, the Cook County Board passed a resolution today out of the Criminal Justice Committee that moves to defund the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The lone dissenting vote was from Commissioner Sean Morrison who pointed to three main points for his opposition.   – The resolution castigated all law enforcement as …

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Cook County Forest Preserves to Reopen Swallow Cliff Stairs on July 9

On July 9, the Forest Preserves will reopen the Swallow Cliff Stairs near Palos Park and the parking lots for the site and other adjoining preserves. Many public restrooms that have been closed since early March will reopen on July 9 as well, and groups of up to 25 can once again grill and bring in coolers.

Preckwinkle to seek extension of disaster proclamation until end of September — but one commissioner suggests it’s illegal

Preckwinkle’s March 10 order is set to expire at the end of May, though, if approved by the board of commissioners at their May 21 meeting, the order could be extended through Sept. 30. By Rachel Hinton May 15, 2020, 3:11pm CDT Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking an extension of the disaster …

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ILLINOIS BENDS CORONAVIRUS CURVE FASTER THAN OTHER HOT SPOTS

New data from Rush University Medical Center offers a glimmer of optimism. “We’re hoping we continue to see this change in the doubling time and the next few weeks we start to see something that resembles a peak.” (Bloomberg) — Illinois, among the U.S. states with the most coronavirus cases, may be showing signs of …

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