Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - November 14, 2018
All commissioners were present except Commissioner Garcia who was in Washington DC, for Congress Orientation. Commissioners Boykin, Butler, Fritchey, Garcia, Goslin, Moody and Schneider were honored for their service on the Cook County Board.
What did the Board decide?
The Annual Calendar of regular and consent meetings for the calendar year 2019 was approved. Click here to see schedule of meetings.
What else did the Board decide:
Committee Items Requiring Board Action:
Watch for in the Future
Observer - Nancy Marcus Meeting Length: About 3 ½ hours
Cook County Board Finance Committee - Departmental Budget Hearings
October 25, 2018
Commissioners present: Boykin, Goslin, Deer, Morrison, Schneider, Tobolski, Silvestri, Daley
Chief Judge - Tim Evans
Silvestri: Q: Where will the defendants of closed courts go. Ans: Grand & Central will pick up the Belmont cases and 111th Street will pick up the 51st and Wentworth cases.
Boykin: Urged more Restorative Justice Community Courts beyond the one in Lawndale.
Ans: A second court will be coming to Austin followed by Englewood. Evans noted that a courtroom isn’t needed. A room with a circular chair set up and good security are the two main facility requirements.
Boykin asked how many teens are in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Facility. Ans: 189 of which 21 to 25 are female.
Boykin then asked if the Judge had everything needed for the electronic monitoring system (EM). Ans: Evans noted Sheriff Dart’s objections to some releases to EM but reminded the Commissioners that the law calls for pre-trial release unless there is a “clear and present danger”. Dart had said that 9 people charged with murder were put on EM. Judge Evans said that 1-2 were police officers and the other 7 were higher risks but presumed innocent and put on EM because they were not assessed as a clear and present danger. He went on to say that he has received a pledge from stakeholders to stand behind judges when [not if] a released defendant commits a major crime while released and awaiting trial. He stated that 9 out of 10 on EM to date commit no crime during release or fail to appear in court.
Deer: Thanked Evans for his work and his compassion and said he is impressed by the Juvenile Detention Center and the Lawndale Restorative Justice Courts.
Daley: Commended the Restorative Justice Court and said that more are needed.
Observer - Diane Edmundson Meeting Length: 45 min.
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - September 12, 2018
What the Board Decided:
The following Items were approved:
Observer - Jill Althage Meeting Length - 1 hour and 20 minutes (11:10am to 12:30pm)
Cook County Board Finance Committee - July 24, 2018
Midyear Budget Hearing - Day 2 - afternoon session
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas had the shortest meeting of all:
Cook County Inspector General's Office:
Recorder of Deeds, Karen Yarborough, presented her budget at 2pm.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Dorothy Brown, relied most of the time on the comptroller to discuss the details of her budget and whether she would be within it.
Chief Judge Tim Evans is running at 2% over budget.
Budget hearings were adjourned at 4pm. Commissioners Garcia, Sims, Daley, Silvestri, Tobolski, Deer, Boykin, Moore, Moody, and Suffredin were present for most of the budget hearings.
Observer - Amy Little
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting- March 14, 2018
Significant Topics Discussed:
Significant Decisions Made:
Items to Watch in the Future:
Observer – Sharon Welch
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - November 15, 2017
Significant Actions Taken:
Other Items of Interest:
Most of the items on the agenda were referred to committees.
Observed by: Nancy Marcus Meeting Length: 1 hour
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