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Cook County Racial Equity Week

President Toni Preckwinkle kicks off Racial Equity Week with City Club address, previews other events during the week By the Chicago Defender Within the County’s racial equity efforts, President Preckwinkle implemented the Racial Equity Leadership Council and the Cook County Board of Commissioners established the Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity and Cultural Competency. “It is

You may have heard that starting on in 2020, the senior homestead exemption will renew automatically for those who qualify and apply; those who were 65 years old on January 1st of the applicable tax year. Thank you to Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi for spearheading this as well as State Representative, Fred Crespo for

High blood pressure tips

Did you know that high blood pressure affects about 46% of the U.S. adult population, including about 30% of women and 33% of men in Illinois? Cook County is encouraging people to take a few steps towards monitoring and in some cases lowering one’s blood pressure. Below are some helpful tips that are recommended by

10 County Services Worth Checking Out

1. Host a Party at the Forest Preserves The Forest Preserves have approximately 297 picnic groves (191 with shelters) available for public use. Click here to learn more http://fpdcc.com/permits-rentals/picnic-special-event-permits/ 2. Learn More About Community Development The Industrial Growth Zones program will accelerate neighborhood development in seven designated areas over the next three years. The program removes

Cook County Human Rights Ordinance Amended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2019 Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison Celebrates an Important Win for the Transgender Community CHICAGO –June 27, 2019—The Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an amendment to the public accommodation section of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance at today’s Cook County Board Meeting. The amendment, spearheaded by

Inaugural Buffalo Grove Pride Parade

**From NBC News Teen’s dream of pride parade in her hometown to become a reality Molly Pinta, 13, decided last year that she wanted to start a pride parade in her hometown of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Now, that dream is coming true. June 1, 2019, 11:52 AM CDT By Eric Duran Last June, when she was