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In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced a week of eco-friendly events and also highlighted the County’s sustainability initiatives over the past year. “Since I took office in 2010, my administration has given high priority to protection of the environment and investing in energy efficiencies,” Preckwinkle […]
Cook County tracks and measures several air pollutants through an air monitoring network situated throughout the County.  Particulate Matter (PM) is a pollutant consisting of microscopic particles that can enter the body if inhaled.  These fine particles also contribute to haze in many parts of the United States, often in urban areas such as [...]
Current Operational Situations: Information, Intelligence and Data Reports Today’s Weather             Tip of the Day:  Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the […]
Cook County tracks and measures several air pollutants through an air monitoring network situated throughout the County.  One measured pollutant, ozone, can have serious health implications including shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, eye and nose irritation. It can be especially dangerous to the elderly, children, people with chronic respiratory ailments (especially asthma), and even [...]
Thirty-eight taxing districts across Cook County were approved for 420 No Cash Bid purchases as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. Many of those taxing districts began collecting their Certificates of Purchase last week. This marks a 78% increase in the number of approvals over [...]