League of Women Voters of Cook County

League of Women Voters of Cook County The League of Women Voters of Cook County (LWVCC) is a nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
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The League of Women Voters is dedicated to education and advocacy on issues surrounding voting, elections, government, and public policy. Currently focusing on the Cook County Budget & Structure and the Health & Hospital System.. We never support or oppose a political party or candidate for office.

The League of Women Voters is dedicated to education and advocacy on issues surrounding voting, elections, government, and public policy. Currently focusing on the Cook County Budget & Structure and the Health & Hospital System.. We never support or oppose a political party or candidate for office.

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MWRD Strategic Plan (2021-2025) Adopted Unanimously
06/05/2021
MWRD Strategic Plan (2021-2025) Adopted Unanimously

MWRD Strategic Plan (2021-2025) Adopted Unanimously

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting June 3, 2021; 10:30 a.m. Present: Commissioners Steele, Corral Sepulveda, Du Buclet, Morita, Shore, Spyropoulos, and Davis. Absent:...

Cook County Health Board Gets Update on Employee Vaccination Rate
06/05/2021
Cook County Health Board Gets Update on Employee Vaccination Rate

Cook County Health Board Gets Update on Employee Vaccination Rate

Cook County Health Board of Directors Meeting May 28, 2001 Covid Vaccine Update: Director Gugenheim was surprised at the Low 63% Employee COVID Vaccination Rate. Director Gugenheim further...

Procurement Procedures Discussed at MWRD Board Meeting
05/23/2021
Procurement Procedures Discussed at MWRD Board Meeting

Procurement Procedures Discussed at MWRD Board Meeting

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting May 20, 2021 Present: President Steele, Commissioners Davis, Du Buclet, Garcia, Morita, Corral Sepulveda, Shore, and Spyropoulos....

Gun Violence - Topic at Cook County Board Meeting
05/22/2021
Gun Violence - Topic at Cook County Board Meeting

Gun Violence - Topic at Cook County Board Meeting

Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting May 13, 2021 Attendance: all 17 commissioners were present. Meeting led by President Preckwinkle Public Speakers Congressman Robin Kelly spoke to the board...

Last week, the Cook County Board’s Legislation & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee passed a resolution requesting prog...
05/16/2021
LWVCC Action and Testimony

Last week, the Cook County Board’s Legislation & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee passed a resolution requesting progress updates on the assumption of duties by the County Clerk from the Recorder of Deeds. In its statement to the committee before the meeting, the League said it fully supports the proposed resolution but that it should be made clear when the quarterly reports would be due and that such reports should also include information on the progress being made to achieve the items in the Final Implementation Plan Report. In 2016, the League’s Budget & Structure Group did a study that concluded that the League should support the Clerk assuming the Recorder duties, which was ultimately approved by referendum in Nov. 2016. The group continued to monitor and sometimes comment on the Clerk and Recorder reports to file periodically covering their progress in planning for this assumption.

https://www.lwvcookcounty.org/lwvcc-action-and-testimony.html

Clerk's Assumption of Recorder's Duties May 6, 2021: The League submitted a statement of support to the Cook County Legislation & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee for the proposed resolution...

Grazing of Goats Discussed at MWRD Board Meeting
05/15/2021
Grazing of Goats Discussed at MWRD Board Meeting

Grazing of Goats Discussed at MWRD Board Meeting

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting May 6, 2021 Board Action: Four items were pulled for further discussion though all were approved. Resolution #21-0390 regarding the...

Objections Raised to Proposed MWRD Land Annexation Policy
05/09/2021
Objections Raised to Proposed MWRD Land Annexation Policy

Objections Raised to Proposed MWRD Land Annexation Policy

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting April 15, 2020 Public Comments All the public comments concerned these two agenda items: Agenda Item 43#21-0357 Termination of annex...

Check out the April issue of LWVCC's Observer newsletter. LWVCC Annual Meeting, Election Results, Cook County Medical Ex...
05/03/2021
League of Women Voters of Cook County

Check out the April issue of LWVCC's Observer newsletter. LWVCC Annual Meeting, Election Results, Cook County Medical Examiner's Office & More

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Cook County Health Board Meets
05/03/2021
Cook County Health Board Meets

Cook County Health Board Meets

Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting April 30,2021 What did the Board decide: The Core Foundation property that was being leased by the County for The Ruth M. Rothstein Core Center...

COVID 19 Vaccination Update Provided to Cook County Board
04/16/2021
COVID 19 Vaccination Update Provided to Cook County Board

COVID 19 Vaccination Update Provided to Cook County Board

Cook County Board - Health and Hospitals Committee Meeting April 13, 2021 Cook County Health (CCH) has been working hard to get people vaccinated. The following improvements to the system were...

Attention suburban Cook County voters: You can vote early at one of 53 sites on Monday, April 5. On Election Day, Tuesda...
04/05/2021

Attention suburban Cook County voters: You can vote early at one of 53 sites on Monday, April 5. On Election Day, Tuesday, April 6, the polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your polling place and see a sample ballot, visit https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/agency/2021-elections.

Attention suburban Cook County voters: You can vote early at one of 53 sites on Monday, April 5. On Election Day, Tuesday, April 6, the polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your polling place and see a sample ballot, visit https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/agency/2021-elections.

Covid-19 Vaccinations - A Cook County Health Priority
04/02/2021
Covid-19 Vaccinations - A Cook County Health Priority

Covid-19 Vaccinations - A Cook County Health Priority

Cook County Health (CCH) Board of Directors Meeting ​March 26, 2021 The 2020 five “ICARE ” (Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) Employees of the Year were...

MWRD and Blue Island Stormwater Agreement
04/01/2021
MWRD and Blue Island Stormwater Agreement

MWRD and Blue Island Stormwater Agreement

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting ​March 18, 2021 Agenda items: Five items were pulled for further discussion though all were finally approved. Item #21-0228 was an...

Bravo to Cook County officials for launching a new mobile vaccination program this week! And, details for how suburban r...
03/12/2021
Cook County deploys mobile vaccination teams as details of United Center sign-ups for suburban residents to come next week

Bravo to Cook County officials for launching a new mobile vaccination program this week! And, details for how suburban residents of high-need communities can sign up for the United Center mass vaccination site will be released next week.

Cook County officials launched a new mobile vaccination program Wednesday afternoon and said details for how suburban residents of high-need communities can sign up for the United Center mass vaccination site will be released next week. The pilot program by the Cook County Health and Hospitals Syste...

Be a good neighbor to Lake Michigan! Cameron Davis, Obama Great Lakes czar and Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Re...
02/24/2021
Virtual: Being Lake Michigan's Neighbor

Be a good neighbor to Lake Michigan! Cameron Davis, Obama Great Lakes czar and Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will discuss how climate change affects the lake, the impact of water levels, local resource risks, and why water management matters. Wednesday, March 3, 7-8 pm. via Zoom. To register, click here:

Rain Barrel Program and Subsidies Approved
02/23/2021
Rain Barrel Program and Subsidies Approved

Rain Barrel Program and Subsidies Approved

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting February 18, 2021 ​ The meeting was held virtually. All 9 Commissioners were in attendance. Agenda Items Several items...

What a great way to start the week! Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law today a sweeping criminal justice overhaul packag...
02/22/2021
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs sweeping Illinois criminal justice overhaul

What a great way to start the week! Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law today a sweeping criminal justice overhaul package that has been praised by reform advocates. The legislation will abolish cash bail in Illinois beginning in 2023, require police officers statewide to wear body cameras by 2025, and eliminate requirements for signing sworn affidavits when filing complaints against officers. Bail reform was the LWVCC’s criminal justice group’s first recommendation in a report it issued in December 2015. https://tinyurl.com/tkk7ud71

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul package that has been praised by reform advocates and panned by law enforcement groups.

The 17-day streak of below-freezing temperatures is breaking this week so prepare yourselves for the big melt! Check out...
02/22/2021
The Big Melt Is Coming, Chicago: How To Prevent Flooding As Sunshine, Warmer Temperatures Finally Arrive

The 17-day streak of below-freezing temperatures is breaking this week so prepare yourselves for the big melt! Check out the article below for helpful tips to prevent flooding. When there's lots of snow on the ground and we get warmer days, there can be a great deal of water running off into our sewer system -- almost as much as a heavy rainstorm. Do your part to lessen the amount of water that goes down your drain to make room for all that snowmelt. #overflowactionday

The week will be sunny — and it could even hit the 40s on Tuesday in Chicago.

With the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois now surpassing 1.5 million, the state requested federal help in com...
02/11/2021
Federal disaster teams called in to help with COVID-19 vaccination effort as Illinois surpasses 1.5 million inoculations; first South African variant identified in state

With the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Illinois now surpassing 1.5 million, the state requested federal help in community outreach at vaccination sites in two counties including Cook beginning this week. The teams are part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be focused on local health departments that serve “underserved communities and vulnerable populations." https://tinyurl.com/4g3rryda

With the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered in Illinois now surpassing 1.5 million, the state requested Federal Disaster Survivor Assistance teams to help in community outreach at vaccination sites in two counties including Cook beginning this week, the Pritzker administration announced Th...

MWRD Commissioners Debate Rain Barrel Program
02/07/2021
MWRD Commissioners Debate Rain Barrel Program

MWRD Commissioners Debate Rain Barrel Program

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting February 4, 2021 The meeting was held virtually. All 9 Commissioners were in attendance. Board Action: The following items were...

Tenant and Landlord Ordinance Approved by Cook County Board
02/05/2021
Tenant and Landlord Ordinance Approved by Cook County Board

Tenant and Landlord Ordinance Approved by Cook County Board

Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - January 28, 2021 ​ Virtual Meeting – Commissioner Johnson excused absence due to medical reason. All others present. President Preckwinkle had to...

Ethics Ordinance Approved by MWRD Board
01/29/2021
Ethics Ordinance Approved by MWRD Board

Ethics Ordinance Approved by MWRD Board

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting January 21, 2021 The meeting was to begin at 10:30 but was delayed for 15 minutes due to Com. McGowan’s having technical issues with her...

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The League of Women Voters of Cook County focuses on public policy, decisions and election processes impacting Cook County. Interest Groups allow members to become better educated on specific aspects of Cook County government. Currently, the topics of the interest groups are Budget and Structure and the Health and Hospital System.

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