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!

Sweetened Beverage Tax Repeal

The Cook County Board of Commissioners, in an overwhelming bi-partisan decision, voted October 11 to repeal the unpopular Sweetened Beverage Tax, effective December 1, 2017. I opposed the tax from the start and sponsored its repeal as the tax directly affects the 14th District and its businesses in a negative way, as residents could easily choose to purchase these items in a bordering county.
 
The repeal of the SBT leaves a $200 million gap in proposed budget FY18 budget. With no new revenues, the county must seriously take a look at the areas that can be streamlined while maintaining essential services. I have long said that county government should be balanced on the spending side, not the revenue side. I look forward to this exciting opportunity to work with my fellow board members to improve county efficiency.
 

Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

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

October 14
Saturday
1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Fall Paddle Festival at Skokie Lagoons, Northfield
Enjoy the fall season with activities both on and off the water. We will have canoe trips, guided hikes, archery, craft making and more. Call (312)533-5751 for more info. All paddle programs are for ages 5 & up.
October 14
Saturday
8:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Fall Fishing Derby at Horsetail Lake
The Village of Palos Park and the Forest Preserves of Cook County are offering you and your family a FUN day of fishing. Bring your rod and tackle, or borrow one from us. Try your luck at catching the largest fish in your age group! Free.
October 15
Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conservation @ Home: Gardening Now at Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest
IL Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide helpful tips on what you can do in your yard right now to prepare your garden to fall, winter and spring, as well as answer yuo general gardening questions
October 17
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Hiking 101 at Camp Sullivan, Oak Forest
This Outdoor Adventure will focus on hiking. This is a free, hands-on 90 minute workshop designed to tech basic day-hiking skills. Learn the 10 essential itesm to bring on a hike, proper hike planning techniques, hiking etiquette and LNT as well as basic map reading. No registration is required. Ideal for ages 10 and up. Parents required to be present with children 16 and younger.

 

 

Property Tax Appeal Seminar for Palatine Township

Palatine Township is open for property tax appeal from August 1 to August 31. Commissioner Goslin co-sponsoring a property tax appeal seminar with Palatine Township Assessor Terry Kelly and State Representative Tom Morrison so residents of Palatine Township can learn how to appeal their property tax assessment. Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will explain the appeals process and attendees will be able to fill out and submit appeal forms at th end of the event.

The seminar will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st at the Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows – 3405 Algonquin Rd.

 

Summer Meals Program

Did you know that for every 100 children who eat a meal as part of the Nation School Lunch Program, only 14 receive a meal during the summer months here in Illinois? The Summer Meals program, funded by the USDA, is open to children 18 and under at no cost.  To find the Summer Meals site nearest to you, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks.

 

Cook County Low-Cost Rabies Clinic

Cook County is offering low cost rabies clinics throughout the county, beginning on May 30th. There are two clinics scheduled in the 14th District:
Palatine on Tuesday, June 13 at Jewel (45 S. Plum Grove) and Glenview on Wednesday, September 13 at Jewel-Osco (1340 Patriot Blvd). The clinics will be run from 10 a.m – 2:45 p.m. Rabies vaccinations will be $7 for one year and $21 for 3 years. Cats and ferrets are welcome, too! For more information, visit https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/low-cost-rabies-clinic.

 

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Wednesday, October 11th
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Tuesday, October 24th
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