Thank you for your interest in learning about how I am representing you, your family, and neighbors on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

My mission is to professionalize, modernize and privatize Cook County government while providing efficient, effective, economical and compassionate management of County business.

-Gregg Goslin

Commissioner Goslin is proud to report that in 2014, over $15 million in Cook County services was returned to the 14th District. Learn more by viewing our annual reports:
Money returned to the 14th District 14th District Office Expenses
Did you know the Forest Preserves of Cook County hosts an online volunteer coordination system through their website? Find internship, volunteer and learning opportunities on the District website.

Potential volunteers can now search for volunteer opportunities by zip code, region, date and more! You can also create your own profiles and can sign up for opportunities online. If you have time, skills and enthusiasm to give, get out into your Forest Preserves!

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.

March 23rd’s Chicago Tribune editorial about Cook County’s ill-conceived changes to the 6b financial incentive program is spot on – and the reason I vehemently fought against it. As the editorial notes, the onerous requirements destroy the effectiveness of this program, especially in a border district like ours. The 14th District borders Lake County, is minutes from McHenry County and 24 minutes from the Wisconsin boarder. This program, as originally drafted, allows us to be competitive. The full text for ordinance amendment 18-1604, as well as the vote record, can be found here.

 

 

 

Cook County Strategic Plan Survey

Cook County is building a strategic plan and would like your feedback. Residents are invited to participate in a brief, anonymous survey that will aide in identifying priorities for the next four years.

 

Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemption Extension

The deadline to apply for the Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze exemptions has been extended to March 30, 2018. The initial deadline was February 7, but was later extended to March 2. The new March 30 deadline will give seniors extra time to return their forms. Applications must be postmarked by March 30 to be considered on time. They can also be submitted in person to the Assessor’s office.

Requirements for the Senior Citizen Exemption:

  • been born prior to or in the year 1952,
  • owned the property, or have a lease or contract which makes them responsible for the real estate taxes, and
  • used the property as a principal place of residence

Requirements for the the Senior Freeze Exemption:

  • been born prior to or in the year 1952,
  • a total household income of $65,000 or less for [income] Tax Year 2016,
  • owned the property or had a legal, equitable or leasehold interest in the property on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017,
  • used the property as a principal place of residence as of January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017, and
  • been responsible for the payment of 2016 and 2017 property taxes.

 

 

Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:

February 10 – March 25
Daily
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Asia in Bloom: The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden
With more than 10,000 vibrant orchids, all blooming at once, this year’s Orchid Show will evoke the beauty and serenity of Asia. Fee applies. New: open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays (a cash bar will be available).
March 24
Saturday
6:30 p.m.
Woodcock Sky Dance at Wolf Road Prairie; Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest
Watch the amazing aerial display of the male woodcock as he calls, swirls and tumbles in the sky at dusk. Registration required.
March 27
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Spring Breakout Adventure at Rolling Knolls, Elgin
Calling all families, friends and youth organizations! Explore all this unique 56-acre preserve has to offer. Archery, exploring biodiversity, guided hikes, pond fishing, orienteering course or practice your frisbee technique with out 18-hole disc golf course. All equipment provided. Registration required for groups of 20 or more. All ages.
March 28 & 29
Wednesday & Thursday
9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Spring Break Camp: Mad Scientists! at Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills
Explore nature through hands-on experiments that promote science discovery through investigation and inquiry. Registration required. Ages 7-10; $20/child.

 

 

2018 Unsung Heroine Award

The 2018 Unsung Heroine Award breakfast was a resounding success. Meet 14th District’s nominee, Peggy Babcock. She is a dedicated volunteer for those facing a cancer diagnosis. In addition to her eight years of service on the school board, Peggy is a hospice volunteer at Northwest Community Hospital, a facilitator for the Make Today Count cancer support group, and a wig fitter for the Oncology Wig Boutique. Join me in thanking Peggy for all of her work in the 14th District and in Cook County!

 

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Wednesday, April 25th
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Tuesday, April 24th
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