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University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

Main Office (Cook County)
8751 S. Greenwood Avenue, Suites 112-122
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-768-7779
FAX: 773-768-4818
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
1140 N. Lamon
Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 773-287-8333
FAX: 773-287-8335
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
845 W. 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
Phone: 773-651-4011
FAX: 773-651-4047
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
3rd District Court House
2121 West Euclid, Room 251
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: 847-818-2901
FAX: 847-818-2904
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
10244 South Vincennes Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Cook County)
Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

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Leveraging the power of team aids in more effective ways to teach and make a difference. With a staff of fewer than 50, we have found ways to conduct workshops and trainings that increases participation. From food insecurity and chronic disease; to rising obesity rates and a workforce short on science, technology, engineering and math skills, and to the protection of the environment, the Extension team worked together with unprecedented focus and commitment. This past program year more than 141,200 residents participated in workshops.  Extension’s practical, research-driven knowledge delivers some powerful results.  Extension outreach includes both individuals living in Chicago and suburban Cook County, men and women, and all ages and ethnicity. 300 students from local schools and youth organizations experience scientific discovery in the Cook County Forest Preserves through Inquiry Adventures.  More than 850 Cook County classroom teachers took advantage of classes offering hands-on experience and teaching strategies for STEM. Extension is offering more programs for teachers as they work toward implementing Next Generation Science Standards, NGSS. Extension educators and Master Gardener volunteers helped design build and maintain the Autistic Youth Garden: Growing Solutions Urban Farm. This garden provides vocational opportunities to youth and young adolescents with autism.

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Simply Green Tips

Make Your Laundry Green

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Tips for the Yard & Garden

Visit an Apple Orchard

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Extension Meetings

Cook County Extension Council Minutes: September 11, 2015
Friday September 11, 2015 • 1:00 PM
Cook County Extension Council Members
Wednesday August 31, 2016 • 1:00 PM

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