Water Crisis near Des Plaines

Hundreds of people at a mobile home park near Des Plaines, an unincorporated part of Cook County, said they haven’t had water for a week. The area is dealing with a water crisis, due in part, to last week’s polar vortex. The area gets water from a well, which froze during the recent cold snap.

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.