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Forest Preserve Permits Open

Picnic & Outdoor Event Permits 2020 Picnic & Event Permits Available November 15 Picnic and event permits for the 2020 season will go on sale at 8 am on Friday, November 15, 2019. You can book your permit online or in person at Forest Preserves General Headquarters and Dan Ryan Woods Visitor Center. Find out more about how

ICYMI: VOTE Ordinance

From Journal & Topics writer Tom Robb Britton, Morrison Champion Expanded Cook County Ballot Language Access Translations For 8 New Languages Available By November 2020, More In 2021 By Tom Robb | on November 05, 2019 Two new languages will be added to ballots in the March 2020 Presidential Primary Election in Cook County, with six more languages added

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Commissioner Kevin Morrison helped bring together local leaders and experts on the subjects of domestic violence and sexual assault. Click HERE to view Part I video of the panel discussion on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, WINGS Program, Inc. CEO Rebecca

VOTE Ordinance Passes!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2019 MEDIA CONTACTS: Commr. K Morrison – Ted Mason (312) 590-3443 Theodore.Mason@cookcountyil.gov Commr. Britton – Julie Kaviar (312) 603-4933 Julie.Kaviar@cookcountyil.gov COOK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SCOTT BRITTON AND KEVIN B. MORRISON ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION EXPANDING VOTING ACCESS Legislation passed today expands translations of ballots and voting materials, puts Cook County among

Committee Report is public

Cook County Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity, & Cultrual Competency Comprehensive Report The Cook County Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity, and Cultural Competency was formed by four members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners to take a broad look at all facets of Cook County Government and to explore ways that we could work

Cook County Racial Equity Week

President Toni Preckwinkle kicks off Racial Equity Week with City Club address, previews other events during the week By the Chicago Defender Within the County’s racial equity efforts, President Preckwinkle implemented the Racial Equity Leadership Council and the Cook County Board of Commissioners established the Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity and Cultural Competency. “It is

You may have heard that starting on in 2020, the senior homestead exemption will renew automatically for those who qualify and apply; those who were 65 years old on January 1st of the applicable tax year. Thank you to Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi for spearheading this as well as State Representative, Fred Crespo for

High blood pressure tips

Did you know that high blood pressure affects about 46% of the U.S. adult population, including about 30% of women and 33% of men in Illinois? Cook County is encouraging people to take a few steps towards monitoring and in some cases lowering one’s blood pressure. Below are some helpful tips that are recommended by

10 County Services Worth Checking Out

1. Host a Party at the Forest Preserves The Forest Preserves have approximately 297 picnic groves (191 with shelters) available for public use. Click here to learn more http://fpdcc.com/permits-rentals/picnic-special-event-permits/ 2. Learn More About Community Development The Industrial Growth Zones program will accelerate neighborhood development in seven designated areas over the next three years. The program removes