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 2021 assessment calendar and deadlines. 
    • Township Assessors – local tax advocates

Virtual Town Halls and Livestreamed Discussions:

These live events are part of a series of virtual town halls Commissioner Morrison has hosted since the stay-at-home order in March of 2020 to stay connected to constituents and raise awareness of important issues. Each topic is listed below and the recorded video can be found on the Commissioner’s YouTube channel here.

  1. COVID-19: Discuss the COVID-19 response + resources with State Rep. Michelle Mussman on April 24, 2020
  2. Census:  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 with Village of Hanover Park Clerk Eira Corral Sepulveda, Age Options, City of Elgin – Municipal Government Complete Count Committee on May 8, 2020. 
  3. Mental Health Awareness Month: Discussed how viewers can prioritize their mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic with NAMI Illinois, Kenneth Young Center, Schaumburg Township Mental Health Committee on May 13, 2020.
  4. Township Response to COVID-19: 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 with Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney, Hanover Township Supervisor Brian McGuire, and Schaumburg Township Supervisor Tim Heneghan on May 22, 2020.
  5. Supporting Survivors: Discussion on supporting survivors of domestic violence and child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic with WINGS Program, Inc., Life Span, and Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County on May 29, 2020.
  6. Celebrating PRIDE Month: Discussion on celebrating 2020 Pride Month while following public health guidance with Pinta Pride Project, Equality Illinois, and LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois on June 5, 2020.
  7. Ending Homelessness: 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 with Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, JOURNEYS The Road Home, and Northwest Compass, Inc. on June 12, 2020.
  8. Nature in the Northwest Suburbs (Day 1 of Virtual Outdoors Week): 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 with John McCabe with Forest Preserves of Cook County, Benjamin Cox with Friends of the Forest Preserves on June 15, 2020.
  9. Bringing the Zoo to You with Brookfield Zoo (Day 2 of Virtual Outdoors Week): Live animal encounter with Brookfield Zoo CEO Stuart Strahl, Animal Keepers for Quilbert the Porcupine and Casper the Ball Python as well as Quilbert and Casper themselves. on June 16, 2020.
  10. Budburst Live: The Stories that Plants Tell (Day 3 of Virtual Outdoors Week): How to assist with collecting data for plant research, then a Q&A with a plant expert as part of Virtual Outdoors Week with Taran Lichtenberger and Dr. Kay Havens from Chicago Botanic Garden and their Budburst community research project on June 17, 2020.
  11. Smart Cycling Tips (Day 5 of Virtual Outdoors Week): How to do an ABC quick check, using gears, and how to ride safely as a group, and more with Dave Simmons and Mike Cavallini, Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove on June 19, 2020.
  12. Health Equity: Discussed how health equity can be achieved for the LGBTQ community and other marginalized communities with 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 on June 24, 2020.
  13. Antiracism: Discussed the Black Lives Matter movement and how government can respond to this important moment of confronting systemic racism with action toward racial justice with 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 on July 1, 2020.
  14. Treasurer Services: Discussed how to understand property tax bills and other tools that you can use as a taxpayer with Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas on July 29, 2020.
  15. Sustainability At Home: How to be more sustainable at home, specifically looking at ways to save money on your energy bills and reduce flooding at your home with CUB (Citizens Utility Board), Elevate Energy, Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), and Cook County DES: Solarize Chicagoland on August 28, 2020.
  16. Assessor Services: discussed actions taken since starting in December of 2018 with Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi on August, 26, 2020.
  17. Recovery Month: How to support those on the path to recovery from substance use such as connecting them with services with Kenneth Young Center and Live4Lali on September 29, 2020.
  18. Budgeting: Discussed Cook County’s revenues and expenditures, including how the County is proposing additional funds into Equity programs with Budget Director Annette Guzman on October 23, 2020.
  19. Entrepreneurs: Discussed what it’s like to be a business owner today especially during a pandemic with ENCLAVE for Entrepreneurship CEO John Dallas and local entrepreneur Jim Korpolinski in November 12, 2020.
  20. Business & Economic Development: Discussed resources available for small business owners with Schaumburg Business Association President Lisa Gilbert, Next Level Northwest CEcD Josh Grodzin, and Cook County Bureau of Economic Development officials on November 13, 2020.
  21. Public Health: Discussed partnerships between public health and community organizations around COVID-19, contact tracing, and the vaccine with Arab American Family Services, JOURNEYS I The Road Home, NW Compass, Inc., Thinking Beyond, and Dr. Kiran Joshi, MD, MPH – Senior Medical Officer and CCDPH Co-Lead on January 13, 2021.
  22. Youth Housing Instability: Learned about how to support youth who are struggling with housing stability with Kenneth Young Center and Northwest Compass, Inc on February 3, 2021.