Cook County 100-day report card

March 16, 2011

On December 6, 2010 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was sworn into office. A day later, she released her transition report, with 37 initiatives for transforming Cook County. Of these 37, we committed to making significant progress on 29 of them in our first 100 days. The report included ideas from residents and was guided by 80 civic leaders.

In our transition plan, we committed to lead by example by regularly reporting on our progress. In this document, we have listed each of our commitments, goals and progress on these commitments. We invite you to see what we have done in the first 100 days and let us know your thoughts and ideas.

In addition to the report, we have posted backup material and additional information on several of the initiatives listed in our report card. This supporting material includes press releases, legislation and internal documents outlining our approaches. Thank you again for reading this report and for taking part in an open, honest and efficient Cook County.

Initiative #1: Capital Projects Moratorium:
Initiative #2: Completely Repeal Sales Tax Increase by FY 2013:
Initiative #4: Establish a New Performance Management Culture
Initiative #7: Undertake a Desk and Compensation Audit
Initiative #9: Lead Economic Development Efforts through a New Bureau of Economic Development
Initiative #10: Improve Efficiency of the Criminal Justice System
Initiative #14: Limit Overtime Spending and Provide Comprehensive Review
Initiative #19: Investigate Ending Tax Subsidy to Unincorporated Areas
Initiative #21: Greening Cook County Buildings
Initiative #23: Make Budget Information Publicly Accessible and Budget Decisions More Transparent
Initiative #28: Enhance Forest Preserve Youth Education Initiative