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Illinois considers Tobacco 21

On the heels of Cook County raising age to purchase tobacco to 21, Springfield legislators are looking to also pass a similar law statewide. We congratulate fellow Cook County Commissioners Scott Britton and Larry Suffredin on sponsoring this important legislation. Please check out more on this in the Journal & Topics article.

Polar Vortex Related Closings

Due to the extreme weather the following entities have adjusted hours and operations. Check websites for more information before heading out. Pace — All ADA Paratransit Subscription Trips for Tues., Jan. 29 through Thurs., Jan. 31 have been canceled. Please be advised that the National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, a Winter Weather

Windy City Times article

The formation of a Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity, and Cultural Competency has been covered by a local LGBTQ publication, Windy City Times. http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Morrison-announces-bias-committee-ordinance/65277.html Read our press release HERE.

Freezing Temperatures Alert

***WARMING CENTERS*** Frigid temperatures are expected over the next several days. Please bundle up if you are going outside as frostbite can occur on exposed skin in as little as 10-15 minutes. Don’t leave pets outside in the cold. Please check on elderly or disabled neighbors. If needed, you may utilize one of the warming

Ordinance Introduced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ted Mason, 312-590-3443 Theodore.Mason@cookcountyil.gov Fill out our contact form Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison Introduces Ordinance to Establish a Committee to Address Bias, Equity, and Cultural Competency Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison announced today an ordinance to establish a Committee on Addressing Bias, Equity, and Cultural Competency. The proposed

Open Office Hours Next Week

Before our in-district office opens, we are grateful to Hanover Township for providing us a space to conduct open office hours for constituent services! If you would like assistance at a different time, please contact us at District15@cookcountyil.gov or fill out a meeting request. All constituents welcome! View the event on our calendar so you can add

Unsung Heroine Award

Looking for Nominations – As an annual event in observance of Women’s History Month, Cook County presents the Unsung Heroine Award to 18 women, one from each district of Cook County and one county-wide, whose contributions to their communities, families and professional endeavors have been so vital, but seldom recognized. This award, consistent with the