Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are pleased to announce that at the two-year mark of the City-County Collaboration, the City and County have identified over $70.9 million in savings or new revenue through 60 initiatives across 16 collaboration areas. The City and County reached this milestone through initiatives to eliminate duplicative services, identify new
efficiencies through coordinated enforcement and service delivery, and leverage economies of scale through joint procurements and grant applications.
In addition to delivering new savings and revenue, the Collaboration has streamlined
procurement processes and simplified the certification and renewal procedure for minority and women-owned businesses, created summer and afterschool opportunities for youth, cracked down on illegal tobacco sales, and conducted job training exercises for first responders and other emergency personnel.
Through collaboration, Mayor Emanuel and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle are changing the culture in local government. County and City employees are working together at an unprecedented level to make smarter.
Purchasing decisions that will benefit residents and businesses and continue to impact savings
and service delivery for years to come.