Cook County

Suburban Cook County Early Voting on record-setting pace Turnout already has surpassed Primary totals for 2008, 2012

0 More than 63,000 suburban Cook County voters have already cast their ballots in person for the March 17 Presidential Primary, surpassing the total through the same number of days for the 2016 Primary Election by 12,000, according to Karen A. Yarbrough, Cook County Clerk . Through about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 63,451 votes had been cast in-person by suburban Cook County voters throughout the county’s 54 Early Voting sites. This Early Voting turnout surpasses the total turnout for Early Voting in the 2012 (36,941) and 2008 (50,655) Presidential Primaries. In 2016, 51,536 ballots were cast through the first nine days of Early Voting. ...

Cook County Officials and local partners break ground at affordable housing site in Maywood

0 Cook County Board President announced Wednesday the formation of Maywood-based Affordable Housing Task Force. Kevin Williams COOK COUNTY | Joined by members of the community, the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation and other County officials (the Bureau of Economic Development, the Housing Authority of Cook County, the Cook County Land Bank Authority, and the Justice Advisory Council), President Preckwinkle broke ground at the planned site of Fifth Avenue Apartments, a 72-unit affordable housing development located on Fifth Avenue in Maywood, IL. The building will be comprised of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom...

‘Consider the source,’ for election information, Yarbrough says

0 Clerk urges voters to vet election sources, utilize official sites COOK COUNTY | Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough on Wednesday urged voters to take time to check the sources of election-related information, and when in doubt go to the county and city websites and social media sites to verify what they see and hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jeBaVAyrP0&feature=youtu.be Early Voting Press Conference Presidential Primary . Karen Yarbrough, Cook County Clerk. “Election security is at the forefront of everything we are doing to prepare for and make sure that the Presidential Primary runs as smoothly as it can,”...

President Toni Preckwinkle Releases Report and Findings Commissioned from the Cook County Anti-Harassment Working Group

0 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today released the report from the Cook County Anti-Harassment Working Group. President Preckwinkle convened the group in October 2018 to review and enhance policies for preventing and prohibiting harassment in the workplace. Her office also conducted a Culture of Reporting Harassment survey, which recorded more than 1,500 responses. “It is a top priority of my administration to create a workplace where employees and members of the public are treated with respect and support,” President Preckwinkle said. “I am grateful to the Working Group for their contributions to produce this report....

More than 400 school board candidates file for April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election

0 Community Contributor More than 400 school board candidates file for April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election Candidate filing for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election opened Monday, with 424 candidates filing for 122 contests throughout suburban Cook County. The candidate filing period lasts through Monday, December 17, 2018. School board candidates filed with the Cook County Clerk’s office at one of four locations – either at the Clerk’s downtown Chicago office or Elections Operations Center in Cicero, or at filing centers in Orland Park and Prospect Heights. From December 11-14, and Monday the 17th, candidate paperwork can...
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