Cook County Board of Commissioners
Committee Meetings - Wed. Jan. 27, 2021
Finance Committee – 9:30 am
Legislation & Intergovernmental Relations Committee – 11:00
Criminal Justice Committee – 12:30
Cook County Commissioners - Board and Committee Meetings
July 27, 29 and 30, 2020
Key items passed by the Board:
Other Items of Interest Discussed in Committees:
Items to watch for at next Committee meetings, likely during the week of Sept. 21:
Note: The Cook County Board and most of the Board Committees are not scheduled to meet again until week of Sept. 21, though Commissioner Suffredin wanted the public to know that everyone is still working and Commissioners continue meeting virtually in small groups (so as not to violate the Open Meetings Act) each Sunday with key County personnel.
Observer - Priscilla Mims
Cook County Board of Commissioners' Finance Committee
Midyear Budget Hearings - July 22, 2020
General information available from report online:
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - April 23, 2020
Because of State COVID-19 guidelines restricting larger meetings, the Board held its April meeting via a virtual media platform. Public Speakers were allowed to submit up to three-minute comments which were read by the Secretary of the Board. Of the 36 comments submitted, 23 dealt with the issue of COVID-19 safety within the Jail and Juvenile Detention Center. Another 7, primarily from suburban mayors and first responders, were supporting the sharing of addresses of COVID-19 residents. Public Comments accounted for 90 minutes of the 3½ hour meeting.
Referred to Committee
Other items of Interest
Observed by: Diane Edmundson
Cook County Budget Hearings End with Review of the Capital Budget and Review of Chief Judge's Budget
Cook County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee
Last Day of Departmental Budget Hearings
Public Hearing, Review of The Capital Budget and the Chief Judge’s Budget
November 4, 2019
Public Hearing on 2020 Executive Budget: There were about 20 speakers over a 2-hour period. The main subjects were
Review of Capital Budget:
Review of the Budget for the Chief Judge:
Chief Judge Timothy Evans answered questions for the different areas under his supervision, including the Adult Probation Department (which encompasses pre-trial services such as electronic monitoring, as well as supervising some sentenced offenders), the Judiciary, the Public Guardian, Forensic Services, Social Services, Juvenile Probation, and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (for those awaiting trial). The Chief Judge pointed to his web site, www.cookcountycourt.org where performance metrics and other data may be found.
Observed by Priscilla Mims
Cook County Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings - Oct. 23, 2019
Board Meeting - October 24, 2019
The Cook County Board quickly passed an ordinance creating a name change for CC’s Homeland Security Department. The new name is: Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security. The renaming occurred after a CC Homeland Security vehicle created alarm among attendees at an Evanston street fair because they did not differentiate between the Cook County and the US Immigration Homeland Security vehicle signage and therefore were concerned that US ICE Agents were there to round up people with potential immigration issues.
Other Agenda items Passed:
Items Referred to Committee:
To Business & Economic Development Committee:
To Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee:
To Rules Committee:
Other Items of Interest:
Observed by: Diane Edmundson
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