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

Inaugural Buffalo Grove Pride Parade

**From NBC News Teen’s dream of pride parade in her hometown to become a reality Molly Pinta, 13, decided last year that she wanted to start a pride parade in her hometown of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Now, that dream is coming true. June 1, 2019, 11:52 AM CDT By Eric Duran Last June, when she was

Barrington Town Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2019 Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison announces town hall in Barrington  Commissioner Morrison invites public to town hall in Barrington on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for the Daily Herald coverage. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. –March 29, 2019—Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison will host his first town hall since he was sworn into office in Barrington.

CDBG and ESG Programs

From Cook County Bureau of Economic Development** Cook County Application Workshops for 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs are now Available  The 2019 CDBG applications and related materials are now available on the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development website. Materials for the ESG program will be published shortly. They

New Bid Preference

I was proud to co-sponsor this piece of legislation proposed by fellow Commissioner Larry Suffredin of District 13. With this new ordinance, businesses owned by people with disabilities will get a preference of 5% of Procurement Contracts. There is a certification process that includes determining that at least 51% of the business is owned, controlled,

New Pace Bus Policy: Route 208

From Pace Bus Website** Beginning Sunday, March 3, 2019, Pace Route 208 – Golf Road will operate under a Posted Stops Only policy. Buses on this route will stop to pick up and drop off passengers only at bus stop signs with the Pace logo and route number. On most routes, Pace customers can currently board a

Upcoming Assessor website changes

From Journal & Topics** New Commissioner Works With County Assessor To Make Website Easier To Use Changes suggested by Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison (D-15th) to make information on tax assessments easier to find on the Cook County Assessor’s website were implemented at the end of January. Officials with the assessors office promise more short