Commissioner Morrison’s Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

Commissioner Morrison’s Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

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Commissioner Morrison’s Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

“Last night’s tragic shooting in Las Vegas is heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this senseless act of violence. To every courageous first responder, your selfless acts of bravery saved countless lives — thank you. Lora and I continue to pray for all those impacted by last night’s horrific shooting. Our …

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Commissioner Morrison Calls on Colleagues to Support his Move Seeking Federal Help to Stem Violence in Chicago.

What will it take for the brutal reality of violence to hit home for the elected officials of Chicago and Cook County to take additional action above and beyond existing measures?  More than 900 homicides were committed in Cook County in 2016 with 762 in the city of Chicago alone, which means Chicago had more …

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Commissioner Morrison calls meeting for Suburban Metra District #3 to fill Metra Board Vacancy

Chicago, IL – Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison has called a meeting to deliberate on the board vacancy for suburban Metra District #3.  The seven Cook County Commissioners who represent suburban Metra District #3 will hear from prospective candidates who will have submitted resumes for consideration to replace the Hon. Brian Reaves of Lemont …

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Minimum Wage Ordinance Will Create Financial Disadvantage for Cook County Businesses

On October 5, certain commissioners introduced a Minimum Wage Increase Ordinance for all Cook County businesses with a vote scheduled for October 25.  This quick action leaves local businesses with only a few days to analyze the financial impact and assess their ability to cover this immense and unexpected new cost. Businesses were not informed …

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Cook County Ordinance Proposal Attacks Private Businesses Again

Chicago, IL – A proposed ordinance was introduced to the Cook County Board of Commissioners on June 29 that calls for a major regulation establishing mandatory“Employer Paid Sick Leave for Residents of Cook County”.  This ordinance, if passed, will directly impact every single business within Cook County, regardless of size. The proposal is currently in …

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Commissioner Morrison Creates Website to Support the Men and Women of Law Enforcement

Chicago, IL – To show support and unity with the men and women of local law enforcement who serve and protect, Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison has created the website www.LightsForBlue.com which offers assistance to the public as to how they can show their support for their local law enforcement through a public display of blue …

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Commissioner Morrison and Cook County Board honor 2016 Silver Star Banner Veterans

Chicago, IL – Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison was pleased to join the Cook County Dept. of Veteran Affairs to honor the 2016 Silver Star Banner recipients at the June 29 Cook County Board Meeting. Silver Star Banner recipients are those veterans who have been wounded in a war zone as determined by the …

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Fire Truck Donated to Moraine Valley Community College in honor of fallen Chicago Firefighter Daniel Capuano

Palos Hills, IL – Commissioner Sean M. Morrison joined Fire Chief Michael Schofield of the Orland Fire Protection District on Wednesday to present a fire truck to Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) and its Fire Science Academy for student training.  Pictured Above: (L-R) Andrew Hufnagl, Coordinator, MVCC Fire Science & Emergency Medical Services, Cook County …

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Proposed Fuel Tax Increase for Cook County runs into overwhelming Board opposition led by Commissioner Morrison

Chicago, IL – A 66% tax increase to Cook County’s special use gasoline and fuel tax proposed by Commissioner Richard Boykin hit a wall of opposition at today’s board meeting. The sponsor of the proposed tax hike deferred the proposal instead of calling for a vote so as to avoid a resounding defeat on the …

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