Cook County Commission on Social Innovation

Cook County Commission on Social Innovation The Commission makes actionable policy recommendations to the Cook County Board and the County’s agencies and departments related to social enterprises

Cook County is taking a page out of the social enterprise playbook. The county’s new Commission on Social innovation is chartered to incubate actionable policy recommendation that would create and sustain innovative solutions to increasingly daunting social problems. And if a social enterprise is defined the way Social Enterprise Alliance sees it — as an initiative that marries the social mission

Cook County is taking a page out of the social enterprise playbook. The county’s new Commission on Social innovation is chartered to incubate actionable policy recommendation that would create and sustain innovative solutions to increasingly daunting social problems. And if a social enterprise is defined the way Social Enterprise Alliance sees it — as an initiative that marries the social mission

Operating as usual

06/23/2021

Due to technical issues the Social and Human Capital Committee meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled.

The Lane Report, June 2021
06/11/2021
Enter Stakeholder S**Cs!

The Lane Report, June 2021

A S**C is a shell company that’s listed on a stock exchange, but without having gone through much of the byzantine IPO process. It raises funds from investors to buy a yet-to-be-identified privately held company. If a suitable acquisition candidate isn’t found within two years, the S**C must ref...

I am thrilled to be part of the Sage Collective team as we continue having these vitally urgent conversations with all i...
04/16/2021

I am thrilled to be part of the Sage Collective team as we continue having these vitally urgent conversations with all in our community.

With all Americans 16+ eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19th, many are preparing their arms for the shot. But access aside — what if you still don’t want the vaccine or are questioning whether to receive your dose?

We’re here to listen to your concerns. Tell us how you feel about these issues at our upcoming live, virtual roundtable discussion. We'll be joined by Rear Admiral (Ret.) James M. Galloway, MD, FACP, FACC and Dr. Joseph West, experts in the fields of medicine and epidemiology.

Learn more and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/SageDiscussion #SageAdvice

04/08/2021

Please note that the Social and Human Capital Committee meeting originally scheduled for today at 4pm has been cancelled. Please check this page for updates on future meetings. Thank you!

Our annual report  was recently filed to the Cook County Board of Commissioners and can be found at the link below;https...
04/01/2021
About | CC Social Innovation

Our annual report was recently filed to the Cook County Board of Commissioners and can be found at the link below;

https://www.cookcountysocialinnovation.com/about

A special thanks to all of the Commissioners, partner organizations, and members of the public who have guided our work and brought fresh and important ideas to Cook County.

This resolution sought to conduct a feasibility study of the Metra Electric rail through the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (DOTH) to understand ways to work with CTA and pace to improve access to transportation and employment for residents living in the south and west sides.

The Lane Report, February 2021
02/15/2021
California has legalized public banks. Should Illinois follow its lead?

The Lane Report, February 2021

For just the second time in a century, a people-powered coalition successfully overcame the clout of big finance when California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill late in 2019 allowing the state's municipalities and counties to organize their own nonprofit lending institutions. Their mission: to ...

02/03/2021

I’ll be honored to lecture on “Social Enterprise Design and Structure” on February 3 and 10 at the Social Enterprise Certificate Program developed by the University of Illinois Chicago and Social Enterprise Chicago.

The Future of Philanthropy
01/26/2021
The Future of Philanthropy

The Future of Philanthropy

On 5th May 2009, with the world still reeling from the effects of the global financial crisis, a secret gathering of billionaires took place at the elegant but discrete President’s House within the grounds of New York’s Rockefeller University. This event – a dinner arranged by Bill & Melinda G...

Happy to announce I’ve been selected as a 2021 Super Lawyer!
01/21/2021
Marc J. Lane Again Named a Super Lawyer

Happy to announce I’ve been selected as a 2021 Super Lawyer!

Marc J. Lane has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2021. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.

The Lane Report, January 2021
01/15/2021
Removing Race From Risk: Is It Good Medicine?

The Lane Report, January 2021

Organized medicine is coming to terms with the reality that racism is a threat to public health and doing something about it. After all, it’s the consequences of racism -- not race itself -- that are responsible for differences in health status and outcomes too often attributed to race.

The Cook County Commission on Social Innovation  is proud to support the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program, launched...
01/05/2021
Fair Transit South Cook pilot launches on the south side of Chicago

The Cook County Commission on Social Innovation is proud to support the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program, launched yesterday, which is an excellent example of advancing transit equity in our region.

This 3-year program is a partnership between Cook County and Metra, Pace, and the Regional Transit Authority that reduces costs and improves service in communities in Southern Cook County and Northern Will County. The program aims to make transit more affordable and accessible for riders with long commutes who rely on public transportation.

For more information on the program, click here: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/FAIRTRANSIT

https://www.masstransitmag.com/management/article/21204606/fair-transit-south-cook-pilot-launches-on-the-south-side-of-chicago

The program aims to bring better service and lower costs to transit users in regions south of Chicago.

Are you a restaurant or bar employee? The Bureau of Economic Development is hosting a webinar tomorrow at 10am titled Su...
12/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Support and Assistance for Restaurant & Bar Workers. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Are you a restaurant or bar employee? The Bureau of Economic Development is hosting a webinar tomorrow at 10am titled Support and Assistance for Restaurant & Bar Workers.

Learn about how to apply for relief and receive information on assistance programs helping the food and beverage industry. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JoOkaY6MTxSPpg9rE3KaLA?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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¿Eres empleado de un restaurante o bar? La Oficina de Desarrollo Económico está organizando un seminario web mañana a las 10 am titulado Apoyo y asistencia para trabajadores de restaurantes y bares.

Aprenda cómo solicitar ayuda y reciba información sobre programas de asistencia que ayudan a la industria de alimentos y bebidas. Registrarse aquí: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../WN_JoOkaY6MTxSPpg9rE3KaLA...

Learn about current relief funds and assistance programs available now. Join panelists from the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Southern Smoke Foundation, and the West Suburban Cook County American Job Center for a webinar providing an overview of relief funds for food an...

Holiday Reflections and Warm Wishes
12/16/2020

Holiday Reflections and Warm Wishes

Holiday Reflections and Warm Wishes

12/08/2020

The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C., and Marc J. Lane & Company are proud to be recognized by the United Nations as “Global Compact Advanced Level” companies for their commitment to principles derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

The Lane Report, December 2020
12/01/2020
What Joe Biden’s win means for Chicago’s Opportunity Zones

The Lane Report, December 2020

The Opportunity Zones program, tucked within the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was intended to draw private capital into low-income communities throughout the nation by tapping into the massive stockpile of unrealized capital gains wealth, then totaling more than $6 trillion by the Federal Reserve’s...

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our member, Alderwoman Maria Hadden, on being named part of the Crain's 40 un...
11/10/2020

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our member, Alderwoman Maria Hadden, on being named part of the Crain's 40 under 40 class of 2020.

Learn more about Alderwoman Hadden and her achievements at
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/40-under-40/40s-opening-page-2020

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our member, Alderwoman Maria Hadden, on being named part of the Crain's 40 under 40 class of 2020.

Learn more about Alderwoman Hadden and her achievements at
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/40-under-40/40s-opening-page-2020

The Lane Report, November 2020
10/30/2020
Integrity is on the ballot in the graduated-tax vote

The Lane Report, November 2020

Illinois voters are about to weigh in on a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a graduated income tax structure to replace the state’s current flat tax.

Please join us!
10/28/2020

Please join us!

Please join us!

10/15/2020

MEETING CANCELLATION:

The meeting of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation that was scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M has been cancelled. We will share information about the next meeting once it is available.

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Capital way to end 2019 Chicago Hip-Hop Heritage Month and Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month Thursday at Powderhorn Lake in suburban Burnham with DJ Titan accompanying the footwork and other hip-hop dance and acoustic West African instrumentation to capoeira at the very first Teen Exploration Day Hip-Hop. Pavilion partner Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago helped everyone from their tent to MWRD's pharmaceutical drop-off program to assure an untainted potable Lake Michigan water supply. Chicago Urban Fine Arts Commonwealth went into July 13-Aug. 1 after getting the Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month and 606 Chicago 20th anniversary resolutions approved and presented at the Cook County Board of Commissioners consent calendar meeting. During the observances, CUFAC's autonomous child organization Chicago Film Action Board began chiseling out its 2020 agenda during an annual caucus at Northeastern Illinois University's North Park campus that NEIU Rotaract Club sponsored and staged and filmed the Pagaent of Cook County History re-enactments at Kickapoo Woods in southwest suburban Riverdale depicting Jean Baptiste Point du Sable and his Potowatami wife Kitihawa, Mary Jane Richardson Jones and Susan B. Anthony and Frederick B. Douglass. CUFAC also successfully petitioned for approval and presentation of the Foreign Exchange World Music party 20th anniversary resolution at the Cook County Board's consent calendar meeting and delivered annual Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month addresses before the board and the open soapbox of the Bughouse Sq. Debates at Washington Sq. Park. Special thanks to. Titan (Maurice Davis), MC Zulu (Dominique Rowland) of Boutique Network, Tommy Sigmon and Sarah Falkiner of Chicago Screenwriters Network, U.S. Rep. Jesus "Chuy"Garcia (D-Chicago), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President Pro Tempore and Commissioner Deborah Sims (D-Chicago), Cook County Commissioners Dennis Deer (D- Chicago) and Alma Anaya (D-Chicago), Cook County Innovation Commission Vice Chair Marc Lane, Cook County Forest Preserve District top brass Cynthia Moreno, Jacqui Ulrich, Alfred Saucedo of MWRD, Torrence Smith of "Eye On Chi"/Bird's Eye View Productions and Arnold Randall and Rujanee Mahakanjana of Nebula Creatives. On to a final cut of the filmed Kickapoo Woods re-enactments, status reports to the Cook County Board and Cook County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners, more sustainable civic engagement projects with Cook County and energy civic engagement projects with the city of Chicago, especially through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District.
Preproduction done, principal production wrapped and on to a postproduction rough cut and final cut for Chicago Film Action Board:s Pageant of Black Cook County History re-enactment shoot in Cook County Forest Preserve District's Kickapoo Woods in southwest suburban Riverdale. Jean Paul Baptiste Point du Sable, Kitihawa (Catherine), Charles/Trapper/Voyageur and Mary Jane Richardson Jones re-enactment screenplays by Sarah Falkiner. Frederick B. Douglass and Young Man re-enactment screenplay by Tommy Sigmon. The filmed re-enactments reflect a civic engaging partnership CFAB, the Cook County Social Innovation Commission, Cook County Board of Commissioners and Cook County Forest Preserve District especially supported by board President Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Commissioner and board President Pro Tempore Deborah Sims (D-Chicago), Cook County Commissioners Dennis Deer (D-Chicago) and Alma Anaya (D-Chicago) and launched by U.S. Rep. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (D-Chicago) when he was chair of the Cook County Social Innovation Commission chair and nurtured by commission Vice Chair, attorney and social innovation expert Marc Lane. The re-enactments are also among the official events Cook County is supporting for 2019 Cook County Urban Fine Arts Month and Chicago Hip-Hop Heritage Month. Other special thanks to Nebula Creatives, Boutique Branding Network, Bird's Eye View Productions and the Chicago Urban Fine Arts Commonwealth.
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We back! August 10th, 2019! Thank you all that have continued to support, and to all those who have reached out to us. We're so excited to partner up with Marz Community Brewing and Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60608, for our next #chimaq. New venue, bigger space, but we haven't forgotten what makes Chiquita Maquinita so magical, so special, so important, so original. YOU! The #filmmakers, the video content creators, the #documentarians, the #animators, the music video creators, all the #artist, we do this for you! There is no other night like this in #Chicago. #chiquitamaquinita the anti film festival. First come first screen. Submit your short film/video/animation today at ChiquitaMaquinita.org #animation #animator #productioncompany #indiefilmaker #film #filmmaker #contentcreator #visualstoryteller #chicagofilm #actor #actress #screenwriter #pizza #editor #cinematographer #cinematography #filmediting #Chicago #musicvideo #cinema #documentary
Annual Chicago Film Action Board Caucus, 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jul. 13, at Northeastern Illinois University, North Park Campus, L**h Walesa Hall, LWH 1001, 5550 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Greater Chicagoland's world-class independent film industry as a deliberative body shall shape and define its business and economic development policy goals during a panel discussion and select film screenings. End of year report and hearing, chaired by CFAB Co-Secretary Mark F. Armstrong, shall detail CFAB's accomplishments in it's first year of existence ranging from its "We Ain't Your First Damn Archivists" protest flier campaign to it's flourishing independent film business and economic development initiative with the Cook County Social Innovation Commission and Cook County Forest Preserve District in cooperation with the Cook County Board of Commissioners Business and Economic Development Committee. CFAB chair Rujanee Mahakanjana and CFAB vice chair Tommy Sigmon will co-moderate the open discussion on making Illinois viable for Greater Chicagoland's independent filmmakers, accompanied by film screenings partly selected by A Chiquita Maquinita. CFAB co-secretary Mr. Armstrong shall also moderate the caucus. The event is sponsored by the NEIU Rotaract Club. A wonderful opportunity for film and business students to learn about the motion picture industry off the set and off the red carpet and how to run a business meeting according to parliamentaty procedure. Contact [email protected] for more info or to RSVP.
Annual Chicago Film Action Board Caucus, 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jul. 13, at Northeastern Illinois University, North Park Campus, L**h Walesa Hall, LWH 1001, 5550 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Greater Chicagoland's world-class independent film industry as a deliberative body shall shape and define its business and economic development policy goals during a panel discussion and select film screenings. End of year report and hearing, chaired by CFAB Co-Secretary Mark F. Armstrong, shall detail CFAB's accomplishments in it's first year of existence ranging from its "We Ain't Your First Damn Archivists" protest flier campaign to it's flourishing independent film business and economic development initiative with the Cook County Social Innovation Commission and Cook County Forest Preserve District in cooperation with the Cook County Board of Commissioners Business and Economic Development Committee. CFAB chair Rujanee Mahakanjana and CFAB vice chair Tommy Sigmon will co-moderate the open discussion on making Illinois viable for Greater Chicagoland's independent filmmakers, accompanied by film screenings partly selected by A Chiquita Maquinita. CFAB co-secretary Mr. Armstrong shall also moderate the caucus. The event is sponsored by the NEIU Rotaract Club. A wonderful opportunity for film and business students to learn about the motion picture industry off the set and off the red carpet and how to run a business meeting according to parliamentaty procedure. Contact [email protected] for more info or to RSVP.
Annual Chicago Film Action Board Caucus, 1-4 p.m. Sat., Jul. 13, at Northeastern Illinois University, North Park Campus, L**h Walesa Hall, LWH 1001, 5550 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Greater Chicagoland's world-class independent film industry as a deliberative body shall shape and define its business and economic development policy goals during a panel discussion and select film screenings. CFAB chair Rujanee Mahakanjana will moderate the panel discussion and with A Chiquita Maqunita select film screenings, CFAB co-secretary Mark F. Armstrong will moderate the caucus. The event is sponsored by NEIU Rotatact Club. Contact [email protected] for more info or to RSVP.