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!

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
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
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
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.



February is National Spay and Neuter Month

February is National Spay and Neuter Month! Cook County has partnered with private veterinarians to offer discounts of up to $40 per procedure throughout the month. No coupons needed – simply ask your vet for the Cook County discount. Pet owners must be Cook County residents and pets must be up to date on rabies shots.

Additionally, The Anti-Cruelty Society is also offering low cost spay/neuter surgeries: cats for $30, dogs for $130, and pit bull and pit bull mix dogs for $60.

For more information can be found here.


Be a Pollworker March 20th!

The Cook County Clerk’s office is hiring community members to serve in suburban polling places and make it possible for their neighbors to cast their ballots and be heard during the March 20th gubernatorial primary election.

There are two positions available: Election Judge or Equipment Manager. Both Election Judges and Equipment Managers assist voters and ensure the polling place is running smoothly. Equipment Managers are also responsible for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Equipment Managers receive more training and get higher pay. Election Judges earn $190, Equipment Managers earn $340. 


Invest in Cook 2018

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways has announced a second round of the “Invest in Cook” program. Local governments, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, and any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for transportation or recreational trails within Cook County are invited to submit a proposal through March 16, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Applicants are invited to attended two scheduled workshops for guidance as it relates to the application process:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018



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Upcoming Meetings

Cook County Board
Wednesday, April 25th
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Forest Preserve Board
Tuesday, April 24th
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