Want to see how Cook County's population changed between 2010 and 2020? Cook County Government's 2020 Demographics Map lets you explore differences in age and race in various parts of the county.
Calling all Suburban Cook County renters: has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your bills? You may be eligible for the Cook County Government Emergency Rental Assistance program.
Learn more and apply here: cookcountyil.gov/rent-help
🏡Need help with rent and utilities? If you live in suburban Cook County and lost income during COVID-19, you may be eligible for Cook County Government rental assistance. Applications open Monday, Oct. 4. Find out if you're eligible and get ready to apply at cookcountyil.gov/rent-help or call 833-221-9821.
Cook County Government leaders to explore cutting business ties with backers of ‘appalling’ Texas abortion law: https://bit.ly/3AIIhDp
📌 Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison Toni Preckwinkle
Cook County Government is partnering with the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, National Able Network and the Illinois Department Of Employment Security to host a Veterans Virtual Hiring Event on Monday, July 12 - and the registration deadline is Thursday, July 8. Employment opportunities include roles in technology, healthcare, finance and other growing fields. Workshops on resume building and interviewing skills will be offered prior to the event. Learn more and register here: https://www.veteransforward.org/hiringevent
Cook County Government announces three RFQs under "View Current Contract Opportunities" for Construction Management Services. These CM teams will also have design management responsibilities. Attend a mandatory Pre-Submittal meeting online on July 8 to learn more. The annual construction volume to be managed by the various teams is on the order of $60-110 million. For more information ➡ bit.ly/2TlDszn
The CREATE partners are committed to improving and modernizing the Chicago region’s rail network. In today’s economy, commitment to is critical. By leveraging public and private investments, we can continue to CREATE a safer and more efficient environment to keep goods and people moving.
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Calling all Cook County student loan borrowers! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re teaming up with Cook County Government and The Joyce Foundation to offer free Summer subscriptions to all residents of Illinois’ most populous county.
Starting today, Cook County residents will have full access to Summer’s innovative digital platform, including personalized loan savings recommendations and expert guidance through every step of their student debt journey.
We’ve helped thousands of Illinois-based borrowers find the best path forward on their loans, saving them $154 monthly on average. That adds up to $46,890 over the lifetime of their loan — nearly 68% of the average annual income of Illinois Summer users.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/3qSu8ie
and are ready for some positive news: Earlier this week, we were joined by Toni Preckwinkle to recognize our expanded partnership with Cook County Government and support from Byline Bank, Rotary International, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation, Joe Flanagan, and Elizabeth Tisdahl. Together, we have expanded our meal program to partner with more local restaurants while also feeding more neighbors. Read more about the program in the Chicago Tribune at bit.ly/2MGlkwD, Evanston RoundTable at bit.ly/2LBvZYE, Evanston Now at bit.ly/2XnPSFC, and Evanston Patch at bit.ly/39eWzze.
Please join me and Cook County Government Treasurer Maria Pappas, this Wednesday at 1 PM, for a Virtual Town Hall to discuss her office's services. Learn more about your tax bill and more. You're invited to tune-in and ask questions.
🗓️ Wednesday, 7/29 @ 1:00 PM
❓ Submit @ bit.ly/2Syh16o
President Toni Preckwinkle has announced the release of the Cook County Government's Clean Energy Plan to work towards goals set in 2013:
⛅ Reduce carbon emissions and switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2030
⛅ Make all county-owned facilities carbon neutral by 2050.
The plan will aim to:
⚡ REDUCE carbon emissions
⚡ MAINTAIN emissions reductions
⚡ RENEW sustainable energy generation contracts and agreements
⚡ SUPPORT with new policies and procedures
These are just a few of many steps that we need to take to stop climate change. I'm glad that Cook County is doing its part! bit.ly/38ZA4Oj
Retired Cook County Government