Commissioner Morrison files ordinance to repeal the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

Commissioner Morrison files ordinance to repeal the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax

A better way to go than Cook County’s checkerboard of minimum wages – Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board

The Cook County Board never saw it coming, but it has created enormous confusion for dozens of suburbs and local businesses.There has to be a better way, and it’s probably to be found in Springfield.​On July 1, the county increased the minimum wage to $10 an hour, up $1.75 from the state-mandated minimum of $8.25.

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Commissioners Sean Morrison and Richard Boykin Urge Passage of Item No. 17-1636

Tomorrow, the Cook County Board of Commissioners will vote on Item No. 17-1636. It is a resolution formally requesting President Donald Trump send additional federal resources to Chicago. The resolution calls for additional resources for law enforcement, additional federal law enforcement agents and economic investment in communities across the county. We are distressed because it

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Are Illinois taxpayers finally waking up? – Chicago Tribune

By Kristen McQuearyJune 30, 2017 Property taxes on the climb. An income tax hike debated in Springfield. An unpopular soda tax in Cook County. Residents with their pockets inside-out in Chicago. It appears there’s an awakening among Illinois voters. And it’s about time, after decades of risky borrowing, faulty promises, weak-kneed politicians. Springfield officials predict

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Commissioner Morrison’s Letter to the Editor: Suburbs Are Right To Opt Out – Journal Online

Editor, Journal: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle made a comment this past week about suburban communities that have opted out of Cook County’s minimum wage hike and paid sick leave ordinances by calling them, “shortsighted and self-centered.” When I heard this comment I could not help but think that it is one that drips

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Agreement Reached – Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax to be Repealed on October 10th

Chicago, IL – After numerous negotiations over the last 48 hours, an agreement has been reached with 11 of my fellow commissioners to sign onto the Sweetened Beverage Tax Repeal Ordinance which will be called for a vote in the Finance Committee on Tuesday, October 10. This morning, I submitted a substitute amendment to my

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159th Street Construction Update

Below you can find the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (“IDOT”) update regarding the construction on 159th Street in Orland Park.In summary, IDOT projects the new eastbound lanes will be opened by December 2017, allowing construction to begin on the new westbound lanes, which they anticipate will be complete and open by December 2018. You can read and

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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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