To the Residents of Cook County:
I am pleased to offer this report on the progress my office has made towards our goals of accuracy, efficiency and advocacy in our first 100 Days.
As the first new Recorder of Deeds for Cook County in 13 years, it should be no surprise that I saw many opportunities to enact positive changes. At a time when Americans are trying to pick up the pieces after a housing and foreclosure crisis unlike anything we’ve seen since the Great Depression, it is important that the people’s county land records office is as organized and efficient as it can be.
The Office of the Recorder is essential to commerce because the records we maintain give lenders the information they need to collateralize loans, providing families with homes they can take pride in and entrepreneurs with capital to create jobs. As one of the County’s largest generators of revenue, we help other agencies provide needed services. This improves our communities.