Meeting residents at Friendship Village

 

 

Below are some of the constituent services available to Cook County residents (click on the link to be connected with the corresponding website). Feel free to reach out if there is anything else we can help with. Fill out our contact form to get in touch or see our contact info at the bottom of the page. We hope you can take advantage of these resources.

 

 

 

 

  • Cook County Assessor – appeal your property assessment and apply for exemptions
    • Check here to follow updates to the 2020 assessment calendar and deadlines. 
    • Township Assessors – local tax advocates

Virtual Town Halls and Livestreamed Discussions:

Town Hall 1 

Name: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall 

Description:  Live Facebook Town Hall to discuss the COVID-19 response + resources 

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: State Rep. Michelle Mussman 

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/2VppIC1

Date: April 24th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 2

Name: Census Virtual Town Hall 

Description:  Receive an update on 2020 Census self-response rates in the Northwest Suburbs as well as changes to Census outreach in response to COVID-19. Discussion from two community partners on how the Census impacts local communities, non-profits, and more.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Village of Hanover Park Clerk Eira Corral Sepulveda, Age Options, City of Elgin – Municipal Government Complete Count Committee

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/35vZLnD

Date: May 8th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 3

Name: Mental Health Awareness Month Live Town Hall 

Description: FB Live Town Hall discussing how viewers can prioritize their mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: NAMI Illinois, Kenneth Young Center, Schaumburg Township Mental Health Committee.

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/2AdWeig

Date: May 13th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 4

Name: COVID-19 Discussion About Township Response 

Description:  Updates on actions taken by Cook County as well as Elk Grove, Hanover, and Schaumburg Townships in response to COVID-19 to ensure the health and safety of residents. Discussed resources available to individuals, families, businesses, and communities that have been impacted by COVID-19 food support, mental health resources, and small business loan programs.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney, Hanover Township Supervisor Brian McGuire, and Schaumburg Township Supervisor Tim Heneghan

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/3dWUjNB

Date: May 22nd, 2020 

 

Town Hall 5 

Name: Live Virtual Discussion on Supporting Survivors 

Description: Discussion on supporting survivors of domestic violence and child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussed how domestic violence and child abuse service providers have adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve their clients and community while they stay at home.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: WINGS Program, Inc., Life Span, and Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/2TFLKza

Date: May 29th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 6 

Name: Live Virtual Discussion on Celebrating PRIDE Month 

Description: Discussion on celebrating 2020 Pride Month while following public health guidance.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Pinta Pride Project, Equality Illinois, and LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/3gLn3uU

Date: June 5th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 7

Name: Ending Homelessness Virtual Discussion 

Description: Discussed how providers serving those experiencing homelessness have adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep clients, staff, and volunteers safe, and how viewers can help and support their work to end homelessness.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, JOURNEYS The Road Home, and Northwest Compass, Inc.

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/30mue7m

Date: June 12th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 8

Name: Nature in the Northwest Suburbs (Day 1 of Virtual Outdoors Week) 

Description: Take a virtual hike, then watch a discussion and Q&A about the flora and fauna in our region as part of Virtual Outdoors Week.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: John McCabe with Forest Preserves of Cook County, Benjamin Cox with Friends of the Forest Preserves.

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/3cM4u6E

Date: June 15th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 9

Name: Bringing the Zoo to You with Brookfield Zoo (Day 2 of Virtual Outdoors Week)

Description: Live animal encounter with Brookfield Zoo. Shared games, activities, and crafts as part of Virtual Outdoors Week.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Brookfield Zoo CEO Stuart Strahl, Animal Keepers for Quilbert the Porcupine and Casper the Ball Python as well as Quilbert and Casper themselves.

Video Recording Link:  https://bit.ly/BringingTheZoo

Date: June 16th, 2020 

 

Town Hall 10

Name: Budburst Live: The Stories that Plants Tell (Day 3 of Virtual Outdoors Week)

Description: Showed a live discussion on Budburst: the Stories that Plants Tell. How to assist with collecting data for plant research, then a Q&A with a plant expert as part of Virtual Outdoors Week.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Taran Lichtenberger and Dr. Kay Havens from Chicago Botanic Garden and their Budburst community research project.

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/Budburst

Date: June 17th, 2020

 

Town Hall 11

Name: Smart Cycling Tips (Day 5 of Virtual Outdoors Week)

Description: Discussed how to keep everyone safe during a live discussion with cycling advocates including tips on how to do an ABC quick check, using gears, and how to ride safely as a group.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Dave Simmons and Mike Cavallini, Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove. 

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/FriendsofCyclingLive

Date: June 19th, 2020

 

Town Hall 12

Name: Health Equity Virtual Town Hall

Description: Discussed how health equity can be achieved for the LGBTQ community and other marginalized communities.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Aisha Davis with AIDS Foundation of Chicago, LaSaia Wade with Brave Space Alliance, and David Ernesto Munar with Howard Brown Health.

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/2YoqvVb

Date: June 24th, 2020

 

Town Hall 13

Name: Antiracism Virtual Town Hall

Description: Discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and how government can respond to this important moment of confronting systemic racism with action toward racial justice.

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Cook County Director of Equity and Inclusion Denise Barreto, State Senator Christina Castro (22nd State Senate District), and Trustee Herb Porter for the Village of Hanover Park. 

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/3g5LEtx

Date: July 1st, 2020

 

Town Hall 14

Name: Treasurer Virtual Town Hall

Description: Discussed how to understand property tax bills. Heard updates from the Treasurer’s Office. Learned about tools that you can use as a taxpayer. 

Participants with Commissioner Kevin Morrison: Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.

Video Recording Link: https://bit.ly/TreasurerVTH

Date: July 29th, 2020