Friday, March 22, 2019

News Releases

Cook County Reminds Residents 'If You See Something, Say Something'

The terror attacks on mosques in New Zealand serve as a reminder to residents here to remain alert and vigilant, according to the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). The department stresses the importance of the “If You See Something, Say Something”™ anti-terrorism campaign, urging residents to call 9-1-1 or notify on-site security for any immediate threats to life or property. Residents are asked to report any non-emergency suspicious activity by calling 855-RPRT-2-S4, the official local number of the campaign.

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Warming Centers Around Cook County Open as Temps Drop

Cook County is bracing for season’s coldest temperatures. Municipalities around the County have opened warming centers for area residents to safely cope with the winter weather:


Hours of Operation


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Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Cook County (FY) FY 2017-H2241-IL-DJ   Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)
Application Due: February 28, 2019

Funding Opportunity Announcement

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DHSEM Hosts Preparedness Fair at Daley Plaza

Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is partnering with government agencies, nonprofits and private sector organizations to ensure residents have the information they need to stay safe in an emergency – whether human-caused or natural. As part of National Preparedness Month, DHSEM is hosting its fourth annual preparedness fair at Daley Plaza.

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Join us at Daley Plaza on September 18!
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Cook County Offers Heat Safety Tips and Cooling Center Information

Dangerous heat is expected today throughout Cook County. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures could reach the mid-90s and heat index could climb as high as 109 degrees in parts of Cook County. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management offers the following tips to help keep you safe.

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Cook County Reinforces Flood Tips as Storms Soak Region

Heavy rains could lead to flooding. The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management urges residents to keep the following road facts and tips in mind.

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Cook County Policy Roadmap - Community Survey

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is creating and implementing a Policy Roadmap—a comprehensive policy driven strategic plan for the Offices Under the President (OUP). We would like to hear from you as partners, residents and members of the community.

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Cooling Centers Open Across Cook County During Excessive Heat Watch

Temperatures throughout Cook County are expected to rise into the 90s from Saturday into Monday, with heat indices of 100 to 105 degrees. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) reminds residents to take extra precautions during this heat wave.

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2018 Nonprofit Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program Application Period Now Open

Non-profit organizations that are at a high risk of terrorist attacks in Chicago and Cook County are eligible to apply for national security grants through a competitive grant program recently announced by the Grants Program Directorate/Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

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