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Government Cook County

The Village of Streamwood is located wholly within Cook County. With a population of approximately 5.3 million people, it is the second most populous county in the nation.

Cook County provides a number of programs and services for the residents and businesses of Streamwood.  The County operates the court system, tax assessment and collections, recordation of all legal documents and offers public health care.  The County is also the steward of over 67,000 acres of open space within the Cook County Forest Preserve.

The County is divided into various service and representation districts.  Streamwood is within the 15th District.  The Cook County Commissioner for the 15th District is Timothy O. Schneider.

For more specific information on the County and its programs and services visit these websites:

  Cook County Government This site provides information on the general services and programs offered by County.  It also has links to many interrelated programs.  Information on County governance and how to contact County Commissioners is also here.
   
  County Courts This site offers an overview of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  Information on courthouses, jury duty and traffic court is available here.
   
  Forest Preserves The Forest Preserve District was established in 1914.  Since its inception, over 67,000 acres of open space have been preserved.  This site offers maps and information on all of the District's programs and services, including how to obtain a site permit.
   
  Property Assessment This site has a wealth of information on properties throughout Cook County.  Comparisons of assessments to similar properties and information on property tax appeals can be accessed.  The site also has an interactive map.
   
  Property Taxes This site provides information on how taxes are calculated, when bills are due and how to pay your taxes.  There is also information on tax refunds, homeowners exemptions and senior services.
   
  Recorder of Deeds This site offers the opportunity for residents and businesses to purchase copies of real property files and records. Cook County residents can also register their property and receive alerts anytime a document is recorded against their property.
   
  Voter Information/Registration This site provides information on early or absentee voting, voter registration, polling locations, election filings, and election results.
   
Dept. of Environmental Control This site provides information on testing your home for Radon and purchasing a test kit for $7.00.