SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY TO EXPAND TO PHASE 1b+ COVID VACCINATION ON MARCH 22, 2021

SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY TO EXPAND TO PHASE 1b+ COVID VACCINATION ON MARCH 22, 2021

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COMMISSIONER SEAN MORRISON’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PRITZKER SIGNING HOUSE BILL 3653

This week, we witnessed Governor Pritzker sign into law HB 2653, a massive criminal justice reform bill. This 700 page bill was quickly passed during the state legislature’s Lame Duck session in January. A piece of legislation of this size and magnitude deserved a much more transparent and open public review process which the Illinois …

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LETTER TO EDITOR: CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUST REOPEN NOW

Letter to the Editor, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) remain closed and classrooms empty. Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CPS leadership and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) continue their carnival show at the expense of Chicago’s children. Isolation is devastating children. Not the coronavirus. Students have been relegated to their homes and sequestered away from a proper educational …

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COOK COUNTY TO OPEN FIRST OF SEVERAL LARGE VACCINATION SITES: Tinley Park Convention Center Opens Tuesday By Appointment Only for Phase 1b

Tinley Park – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Health CEO Israel Rocha were joined by Governor J.B. Prtizker to announce today that the Tinley Park Convention Center will serve as Cook County’s first large-scale vaccination site opening on Tuesday, January 26 to continue Phase 1a and begin Phase 1b vaccinations. Phase 1b includes …

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COMMISSIONER SEAN MORRISON’S STATEMENT ON ILLINOIS HOUSE BILL 3653

STATUS UPDATE: This Bill was originally named – House Bill 163 Senate Amendment 2 – when filed last week but it has been moved and it is now House Bill 3653. I stand with the Illinois Law Enforcement Coalition in opposition to Illinois House Bill 3653 which was filed on Tuesday (1/5/21) in Springfield. The coalition released …

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COMMISSIONER SEAN MORRISON’S STATEMENT ON ILLINOIS HOUSE BILL 163 SENATE AMENDMENT 2

I stand with the Illinois Law Enforcement Coalition in opposition to Illinois House Bill 163 Senate Amendment 2 which was filed on Tuesday (1/5/21) in Springfield. The coalition released a statement this week which reads in part: “The so-called “reforms” that are part of House Bill 163 as amended would destroy law enforcement’s ability to …

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COOK COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES IS PERMITTING SNOWMOBILING THIS WINTER SEASON

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is permitting snowmobiling this winter season. However, permits can only be obtained online at https://fpdcc.com/things-to-do/snowmobiling/ and not in person this year. Snowmobiles are allowed at four designated locations in the Forest Preserves under certain winter conditions. Snowmobile areas are open from 10 am to 10 pm on days when the soil is …

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Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG) Application Deadline Upcoming Dec. 15

The Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program is a $636 million program developed by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. BIG leverages federal funding provided by the CARES Act to help offset COVID-19 related losses for Illinois small businesses. BIG is the largest program …

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