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Janyce “JJ” Johnson celebrates 50 years on the job with Kickert School Bus Lines

October 14th, 2020|News|

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Colleagues old and new came out to celebrate Janyce Johnson's 50th anniversary as a driver for Kickert School Bus Lines. "Kind of embarrassed, you know, I don't feel like I earned it," she said. "I just come to work every day!" But it's that humble attitude and her strong work ethnic and [...]

Thank you, PanAmerican Seed!

September 22nd, 2020|News|

Last year, the plant breeders and researchers at PanAmerican Seed launched a selection of impatiens that displayed high resistance to Impatiens downy mildew – Beacon Impatiens.  In the spirit of brining light – and happiness! – to gardens everywhere, they pledged to donate 3% of sales during the 2020 season to the OI Foundation.  Last [...]

Meet Joe Hackett…

July 27th, 2020|News|

Joe lost 30lbs since April by starting to exercise daily and change his diet. Read his inspiring story…. Joe Hackett works at Grand Prairie Transit, Mount Prospect. In April, he spent three weeks at his brother’s ranch in Colorado. Joe was more active than ever helping out on the ranch and inspired by his brother’s [...]

COOK-ILLINOIS HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL SIPE AWARDS

November 25th, 2019|News|

Cook-Illinois Corporation, one of the largest family owned and operated school bus contractors in the United States hosted their 5th Annual SIPE Awards at their corporate office in Oak Brook, Illinois Saturday November 9th. SIPE is an acronym that stands for Safety, Industry knowledge, Professionalism, and Efficiency. Winners are chosen by their managers based on [...]

2019 Annual Wellness Walk

November 25th, 2019|News|

Cook-Illinois Corporation celebrates the beginning of a new school year by hosting our annual Wellness Walk. The day starts with “Stuff the Bus”, an initiative in which employees give back to the community by bringing non-perishable food items to donate to the Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry. Thereafter, our drivers, paras, office staff and all their family [...]

BACKPACK-A-THON 2019

August 22nd, 2019|News|

Cradles to Crayons 4th Annual Backpack-a-thon was in full swing at the Chicago Daley Center this past week. North Shore Transit was on hand to help deliver some of the 50,000 backpacks to local area students. This year’s event had over 800 volunteers stuffing 50,000 backpacks with new school supplies and loading them for delivery [...]

Cook-Illinois Takes on Obesity with New Weight Loss Program

February 15th, 2019|News|

Obesity plagues those whose chosen profession is driving. This can have a negative effect on moral, ability to effectively complete ones duties and, leaves the individual vulnerable to life threatening illnesses. We, at Cook-Illinois, remain committed to helping our employees live healthy lifestyles, void of the troubles that come with being obese. So, we’ve decided [...]

Cook-Illinois Continues Work with National Advisory Team to Ensure On-going Excellence

June 26th, 2018|News|

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.  Since 2012, Cook-Illinois Corporation has worked closely with a National Advisory Team, created by the company to serve as an objective and critical sounding board and consultant group.  The members are well-known to the school transportation industry:  Peggy Burns, Pauline Gervais, and Susan Englert Shutrump.  Peggy is the former in-house legal counsel for [...]

School buses in Orland hit road with cleaner fuel…

November 14th, 2016|News|

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