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February is Spay/Neuter Month in Cook County

February 1, 2018

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 incidents of certain life-threatening diseases...

Preckwinkle, some commissioners say enough votes for amended budget

November 17, 2017

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 cut from the budget, especially...

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

November 17, 2017

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 of Cook County ordinances. Your...

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

November 5, 2017

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 a site along the Des Plaines River...

Commissioner Morrison’s Repeal Ordinance Successfully Passes; Cook County Beverage Tax Repealed

October 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​October 10, 2017CONTACTChristopher Provenzano312-603-4215  (O)312-804-8434  (M) 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 Committee is a Committee of the...

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