Cook County Releases Halloween Rabid Bat Map to Highlight Rabies Prevention

Eight rabid bats have been found so far this year

The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control (ARC) has released an interactive map of locations where bats who tested positive for rabies were found in Cook County. So far this year eight rabid bats have been found. The Halloween-themed map is designed to raise awareness about rabies prevention.

Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance Application Closes Today

ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

(Cook County, IL) — Today, President Preckwinkle reminded suburban residents in need of rental and utility assistance that the application window ends today. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA 2) was launched earlier this month to support residents of suburban Cook County who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the pandemic.

President Toni Preckwinkle Announces Upcoming Application Deadline of October 29th for Round Two of Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance

ERA 2 will provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other housing expenses for residents in suburban Cook County

(Cook County, IL) — Earlier this month, President Preckwinkle, County Board Commissioners Donna Miller, Brandon Johnson, and Frank J. Aguilar, the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, and the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) announced another round of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA 2) to support residents of suburban Cook County who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the pandemic.

Cook County Board Approves Rapid DNA System for Medical Examiner’s Office

Technology to dramatically reduce identification time

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved funding today for a rapid DNA system for the County’s Medical Examiner’s Office. While it currently takes the Office eight months to more than a year to identify a decedent via DNA, the new system will produce DNA identification results in under two hours.

Cook County Board Approves Construction Contract for Road Improvements in Suburban Cook County

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a $3,885,158.74 contract today between the County’s Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) and K-Five Construction. Based out of Westmont, IL, this construction company will begin work early next year on DoTH’s pavement preservation and rehabilitation projects located at:

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveils FY22 Executive Budget Recommendation

Despite continued COVID-19 pressures, budget includes no increases to existing taxes

 

CHICAGO — Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presented a proposed $8 billion Executive Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022, which equitably addresses the County’s ongoing pandemic response efforts while not increasing taxes or cutting critical services.

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways Superintendent Awarded March of Dimes Leadership in the Public Sector Award

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH) Superintendent Jennifer ‘Sis’ Killen was awarded the March of Dimes 2021 Leadership in the Public Sector Award during their annual Construction and Transportation Awards luncheon this afternoon. Industry companies, organizations and individuals were honored during the ceremony.

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