Minimum Wage Ordinance Will Create Financial Disadvantage for Cook County Businesses

Minimum Wage Ordinance Will Create Financial Disadvantage for Cook County Businesses

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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Commissioner Morrison Opposes Huge Gas Tax Hike (Letter to the Editor)

A 66% tax increase to Cook County’s special use gasoline and fuel tax has been proposed by Commissioner Richard Boykin. This proposed tax increase has been earmarked to fund several new, yet vaguely defined, county government programs. Not only is the 66% gas tax increase questionable, but there are also questions about the new programs

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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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