Eileen Quinn's life was filled with the riches of family and community. A native of Englewood and a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, she will be best known to many for her unapologetic advocacy for and defense of her son, former Gov. Pat Quinn... Read more
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We appreciate that Fitch Ratings recognizes our efforts to help address the solvency of the Cook County Pension Fund. Raising the sales tax rate by 1 percent was a difficult but critically important action to help address a $6.5 billion Pension Fund... Read more
The Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved the FY 16 budget, a comprehensive plan to increase efficiency, cut the County’s tax-supported expenditures by almost $112 million and address long-term fiscal challenges.The approximately $4.2... Read more
Today, with the support of the Board of Commissioners, we successfully culminated months of work with passage of the FY 16 budget. I want to thank Chairman Daley and the commissioners who stood with us in approving a budget that reflects fiscal... Read more
Cook County has been honored for implementing sustainable principles and practices.The County was among the recipients of the Governor’s Sustainability Awards, considered the “Emmy Awards for sustainability.” The award was presented by the Illinois... Read more