Commissioner Morrison Questions Vague “Special Fund” Ordinance (Letter to the Editor)

Commissioner Morrison Questions Vague “Special Fund” Ordinance (Letter to the Editor)

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Commissioner Morrison Questions Vague “Special Fund” Ordinance (Letter to the Editor)

A Cook County ordinance has been proposed to create a “Youth Employment Special Fund”. The sponsors of this proposal intend to fund this program by taking from property owners a five percent (5%) reduction in an economic tax incentive benefit; incentives that provide economic stimulus. The county board has been asked to approve an extremely …

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Commissioner Morrison announces grant program to provide local law enforcement with life-saving auto injector pens for heroin overdoses

Orland Park, IL – Commissioner Sean M. Morrison, in cooperation with the Orland Fire Protection District and Kaléo, Inc., has secured a grant of naloxone to supply Cook County Police Departments, free of charge, with the opioid antagonist, Evzio®. Under the agreement, Kaléo, Inc. is donating 12,000 Evzio® (Naloxone) kits to the office of Commissioner …

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Commissioner Morrison honors Orland Park native Michael Schofield of the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos

Chicago, IL – Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison and the Cook County Board of Commissioners honored Orland Park native Michael Schofield of the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos at Wednesday’s board meeting.  Commissioner Morrison sponsored a resolution honoring Schofield’s Super Bowl achievement. Michael Schofield, a native of Orland Park, began playing football in the …

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May 17th, 2016

By: Alexia Elejalde-RuizChicago Tribune A new law that aims to curb the area’s dismal youth unemployment rate gives companies vying for Cook County contracts a leg up if they hire teens. The ordinance, which the Cook County Board approved last week, gives companies bid credits if a substantial amount of work on a project is …

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Palos Park’s Maureen Reilly receives the 17th District’s 2016 Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine Award for her Volunteer Efforts at Park Lawn

Chicago, IL – The Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues held their annual breakfast on Thursday, March 3rd at the Chicago Cultural Center where they recognized women from each county board district for their “Unsung Heroine” efforts in their communities. Honorees from each county board district and one at-large are nominated for the significant contributions …

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Morrison Opposes Attempt to Restrict 2nd Amendment (Letter to the Editor)

The Cook County Board of Commissioners has a proposed ordinance before it for consideration, one which will attempt to restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of all law-abiding citizens in Cook County. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin of Chicago has proposed an ordinance which calls for the “prohibitions on the sale of firearm to, and purchase …

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Commissioner Morrison and Cook County Board close out 2015 with the passage of several reform initiatives.

Chicago, IL – It’s been a busy five months for Commissioner Sean Morrison since taking office on July 22. The Cook County Board of Commissioners closed out the 2015 calendar year with the passage of three important reform-minded initiatives at their recent December 16 board meeting. Commissioner Morrison brought with him to the board an …

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Commissioner Morrison and Cook County Board close out 2015 with the passage of several reform initiatives.

Chicago, IL – It’s been a busy five months for Commissioner Sean Morrison since taking office on July 22. The Cook County Board of Commissioners closed out the 2015 calendar year with the passage of three important reform-minded initiatives at their recent December 16 board meeting. Commissioner Morrison brought with him to the board an …

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County Board Passes Budget; Tax Increases (Letter to the Editor)

On Wednesday, November 18, the Cook County Board passed its FY2016 Budget which included four new taxes:  1) Hotel Tax, 2) Ammunition Tax, 3) E-Cigarette & E-Liquid Tax, and 4) Ticket Re-Sellers Tax.  Unfortunately, all four taxes were passed as part of the FY2016 Budget placing a greater financial burden on the businesses of these four …

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