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 during his tenue, over $400 million in Cook County services was returned to the 14th District. Learn more:
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!

Low Cost Rabies Vaccines Clinics

The Cook County Animal and Rabies Control Low Cost Rabies Vaccines Clinics are heading to the 14th district September 18 & 19! Cook County residents are encouraged to bring their dogs, cats and ferrets that are 3 months or older. A one year rabies vaccine is $7; the three year option is $21. Ferrets are $9. Additionally, a microchip options will be available for $10 for pets who do not already have one. Owners will be required to pay a one-time registration for of $19.95. Clinicians will be on hand to assist in completing necessary registration forms.

Clinic and dates locations are:

Tuesday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Jewel-Osco: 1340 Patriot Blvd., Glenview

Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Jewel-Osco: 45 S. Plum Grove, Palatine

 

Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

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

September 14
Friday
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kayak the Des Plaines in Maywood Grove, Maywood
Kayak nearly 6 miles of the Des Plaines River from Maywood Grove to Plank Road Meadow. Instruction, equipment and kayaks provided. Ages 5 and up; prior experience a plus. Registration required, call (312)533-5751.
September 15
Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Archaeology Day at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland
Join us for activities promoting a better understanding and appreciation of historic Native American culture. Enjoy archaeology displays, guided hikes, a traditional craft and more.
September 22
Saturday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Brookfield Zoo
Celebrate Hispanic culture at Brookfield Zoo and Latin American music and dance! The celebration will include visits by South American Animal Ambassadors, performances by Latin American music and dance groups, as well as a children’s art contest.
September 29
Saturday
1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Party for the Preserves at Deer Grove East, Palatine
Celebrate National Public Lands Day at the County’s first preserve. Restoration activities, outdoor adventures, native plant sale, music and star gazing throughout the day.

 

 

Heat Safety and Cooling Centers

Extremely hot weather is expected today and tomorrow. Be sure to stay indoors or in the shade if possible, and drink plenty of water. If you must be outside, be sure to take plenty of breaks in an air conditioned space if possible. Pets should remain indoors as much as possible. Should you not have access to air conditioning, a list of cooling centers around the county can be found here.

 

FY2019 Preliminary Forecast

To kick off the budget process, President Preckwinkle has released the FY2019 Preliminary Forecast based on departmental requests as well as estimated collected revenues. Additionally, mid-year budget hearings were held to track individual departments’ progress in meeting their FY2018 goals. You are invited to look through the preliminary forecast here.

 

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.

 

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Wednesday, October 17th
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Tuesday, October 16th
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