Temperatures in Cook County are predicted to reach dangerous highs. Know that cooling centers are available throughout Cook County during periods of excessive heat.
When temperatures in Cook County are expected to rise to unsafe levels, the County's Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security provides an updated list of cooling centers for residents who do not have access to air conditioning.
During hot weather, residents are reminded to:
We’re having a birthday party to celebrate the Chicago Botanic Garden’s first half-century of remarkable growth, forward-thinking conservation initiatives, and mission-driven programming.
Our celebration and special programming runs now through September 25. Click the link to find out more.
With energy costs rising, now is the perfect time to explore the benefits of solar energy to save money on utility bills.
For a third year, Cook County is co-sponsoring Grow Solar Chicagoland, a solar group buy program run by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and Citizens Utility Board. This program makes solar more affordable and easier to attain for Chicagoland residents through community education and volume purchasing. The more residents who participate, the lower the cost. The program will close on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Since the program began, 114 Cook County residents installed a total of 743 kW of solar through the program.
Learn more about solar energy for your home and about the Grow Solar program by attending a free Solar Power Hour presentation.
Topics covered include:
--how to participate in Grow Solar Chicagoland
--the basics of solar market trends
--how to tell if a site is suitable for solar
To learn more about the program visit www.growsolar.org/chicagoland.
Due to an increase in the number of positive cases of COVID-19 and new hospitalizations per 100,000, Cook County is now at the “high” level of transmission, based on metrics calculated by the CDC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Community Levels Framework defines “high” transmission as higher than 200 COVID cases reported over the last seven days per 100,000 residents and more than 10% of new hospital admissions and/or more than 10% of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.
Cook County residents who need a ride to a vaccination site can call 833-308-1988 to schedule it. The program is open to city residents who want a ride to a Cook County Health vaccination site in the city, and to suburban residents who want a ride to any vaccination site in suburban Cook County.
The service is free.
For the homebound . . .
Cook County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Partners are providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for suburban Cook County residents who are unable to leave home due to age, disability, or medical impairment. Restrictions apply.
Cook County is responsible for providing essential services in the areas of public safety, public health, the court system, elections, tax assessment and appeals, recording deeds, and managing forest preserves. As an independent-minded member of the Board, I have worked hard to combine fiscal responsibility with social awareness. I am honored to serve the people of the 9th district, which includes: portions of the far northwest side of Chicago; Park Ridge, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Harwood Heights, Mount Prospect, Norridge, River Grove, Rosemont, and Schiller Park; portions of Arlington Heights, Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Niles, and Prospect Heights; and unincorporated Norwood Park, Maine, and Wheeling Townships.
The Cook County Clerk's office and website can guide you through how to obtain birth and death certificates, marriage and domestic partner licenses, notary commissions, and much more.
Cook County celebrates Women's History Month with the Unsung Heroine Awards.
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