Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle is out to save a million dollars by going an extra step in conserving energy at nine Cook County government facilities per year.
Preckwinkle is asking the buildings’ personnel to turn off lights, escalators, and elevators at night and on weekends when there is no business being conducted in the buildings.
In a statement to the media, Preckwinkle said:
We’re making significant behavioral changes throughout the county. We’ve asked our employees to use less lighting, to turn their computers and lights off at the end of the day and to be more mindful of how we use our electricity and how that affects our workplaces and our communities.
Preckwinkle defeated Todd Stroger in a vicious campaign last year which included promises to save the County money on Preckwinkle’s part. She has aggressively been doing so.
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