Preckwinkle promises open government plan

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and commissioners from both the Democratic and Republican parties announced a plan Tuesday to make Cook County government more open and accessible.

Called the Open Cook County Plan, “people will be able to access and use and visualize data ranging on anything, from health statistics to forest preserve facilities availabilities to incident reports,” County Commissioner John Fritchey told ABCLocal.

Fritchey told the Chicago Tribune he plans to introduce the plan at Wednesday’s meeting of the County Board.

As of Wednesday morning the proposed website was still under construction and details of the plan were not yet posted on the board site of the county board.

Read more at Chicago Tribune.

Read more at Clout Street.

Read more at ABCLocal.

Visit the County’s plan.


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Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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