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, and managed by one or more qualified disabled persons.
I believe strongly that this new legislation will help the 15th District’s small business community. I will continue working to ensure that all small business owners will have an equal opportunity for their enterprise to survive and thrive.
For more information on how this new ordinance can help cook county business owners, refer to the legislation on the Cook County website here. You can also contact us through our website with any questions or concerns.