February is Spay/Neuter Month in Cook County

February is Spay/Neuter Month in Cook County

February is Spay/Neuter Month in Cook County

February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and Cook County Animal and Rabies Control and The Anti-Cruelty Society have teamed up to promote the importance of spaying/neutering pets. Spaying/neutering pets keeps them healthier, safer and reduces pet over-population at shelters. Both cats and dogs that are spayed or neutered have reduced incidents of certain cancers, reduced …

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Preckwinkle, some commissioners say enough votes for amended budget

SUN-TIMES — “We were able to close this gap despite the refrain that we couldn’t do it,” Morrison said. “Through cuts and rightsizing, we’re making 2018 a new era for our government.” That new era will include continued scrutiny to how the county spends its money. Boykin and Morrison both said more could have been …

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Slowik: Debate over rezoning, shuttering of truck terminal near Lemont was ‘politicized,’ operator says

I want to thank the Lemont residents who came down yesterday to testify at the Cook County Zoning & Building Committee Meeting to help successfully fight and defeat the Zoning Map Amendment application for a trucking company that was illegally running its business operations on residential property in unincorporated Lemont Township (17th District) in violation …

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Cook County OKs compost plant that residents fear will bring noise, stench – Chicago Tribune

By Grace Wong ​A food composting plant won approval from Cook County commissioners Wednesday despite opposition from nearby residents who fear it will be bad for the environment and their property values. Some opponents shouted their disapproval to commissioners after they voted 11-2 in committee in favor of the Patriot Acres facility, which is planned on …

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Commissioner Morrison’s Repeal Ordinance Successfully Passes; Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​October 10, 2017 CONTACTChristopher Provenzano312-603-4215  (O)312-804-8434  (M)christopher.provenzano@cookcountyil.gov Cook County Board Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal Sweetened Beverage Tax Chicago, IL – After weeks of debate, the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly today 15-1 to support Commissioner Morrison’s ordinance to repeal the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax. (Please note:  The Finance …

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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: How Preckwinkle’s pop tax backfired

When Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle first floated the idea of a pop tax to commissioners last October, a big part of her pitch was an appeal to their sense of self preservation. “We said to people, ‘We’re going to take one tough vote in the next three years, that’s it. Then we’re done,’” said …

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Celebrate the Forest Preserve’s of Cook County’s Public Land with Party for the Preserves events

For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 20, 2017 Celebrate the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Public Land with Party for the Preserves eventsWeekend events to include themed party at two Forest Preserves campgrounds Throughout Cook County, residents and visitors can enjoy nearly 70,000 acres of wild and wonderful in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. These public lands are …

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More suburban police get drug to help overdose cases – Daily Southtown

By Mike Nolan A year after a state law took effect that requires first responders to carry naloxone, which can revive someone suffering from an overdose of heroin or other opioids, officers from dozens of suburban Cook County police departments have been trained in administering the drug and supplied with it. Naloxone counteracts the life-threatening effects …

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Commissioner Morrison’s Statement on the Catastrophic Flooding in Texas

“My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey and catastrophic flooding it has caused – especially to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives. To the brave first responders selflessly and tirelessly fighting to keep residents safe, thank you.” “As these events continue to unfold, my wife …

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Commissioner Morrison’s Statement on Yesterday’s Events in Charlottesville

“Our nation was founded on the idea that all people are created equal, regardless of creed or color. Yesterday’s rally in Charlottesville by the KKK, Nazis and white supremacists stands in stark contrast to this principle. Let me be very clear, there is no place in society for racism, bigotry or hatred of any manner, …

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