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!

May Forest Preserve Meeting Update

At May’s Forest Preserve meeting, Commissioner Goslin, who chairs its Finance Committee, facilitated a discussion about community partnerships and the impact of dedicated volunteers on both budget issues and the scope of conservation efforts.

 

One great example of these partnerships is this wagon, researched and built as an Eagle Scout project. This talented young man and his team donated the wagon

to the Sand Ridge Nature Center, helping their efforts to depict the lifestyles of the early 19th Century Illinois.

 

Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

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

June 2
Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Little Calumet River Day at Kickapoo Woods, Riverdale 
Sharpen your canoe and kayak skills while helping clean one of Chicagoland’s main waterways. All ages. Register by emailing lbarghusen@openlands.org.
June 2
Saturday
10:00 p.m.
Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bath at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs
Explore the many benefits of forest bathing before immersing ourselves among the trees and awakening our senses to the sights, smells and sounds of nature. Ages 18 & up. Registration required.
June 3
Sunday
1:00 p.m.
Sagawau Science: Spotting Bees in the Field at Sagawau ELC, Lemont
Help conserve bumblebees and honey bees by taking pictures of them! Sagawau staff will help you submit them to Bee Spotter.
June 3
Sunday
12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.
Explore the Forest 100 Years and Growing at Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills
Climb a tree, touch a truck, try archery, meet a critter, get a bike check-over and more. See the many ways to enjoy your Forest Preserves!

 

 

Silver Star Service Banner 2018

Cook County Veterans Affairs would like to invite Armed Forces personnel, who have served honorably both past and present, to participate in the Silver Star Banner Program. Initiated in 2008, this event serves to recognized the services members and veterans of the United State Armed Forces who have been wounded or become ill while serving in a war zone. Silver Star Banner recipients and their families will be honored at the Cook County Board Meeting at the June 5th Cook County Board Meeting.

To apply, service members must meet the following requirements:  Any Armed Forces personnel either currently serving honorably or those who have served honorably from ANY war, who having served in a war zone, has been wounded by enemy action or who have been injured or contracted a serious illness that could be rated at least 10 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  All wounds, injuries or illnesses must have originated in a war zone, including: Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, injured in a war zone, and those who suffer from PTS, TBI, Agent Orange Effects and Gulf War Syndrome.

Do you or someone you know qualify? Fill out an application here.

 

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.

 

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Cook County Board
Wednesday, June 27th
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Forest Preserve Board
Tuesday, July 26th
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