The Forest Preserves of Cook County recently acquired a 397-acre equestrian estate in Barrington Hills known as Horizon Farms, bringing its total land holdings to 69,123 acres.

Horizon Farms is the single largest tract purchased by the Forest Preserves in a single transaction since 1968.
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 2013, 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!

Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

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

May 20
Wednesday
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tampier Lake Evening Paddle at Tampier Lake Boat Launch, Orland Park
Pack a picnic and enjoy a spring evening canoeing with us – beginners are welcome! Bring your own canoe or use one of ours! We have a limited number of boats available, so call (708) 386-4042 x25 to reserve a spot.
May 21
Thursday
7:30 a.m.
Third Thursdays – Creative Reuse 101:Printmaking at Cummings Square, River Forest
Learn basic printmaking techniques using found materials. Adults & families with children ages 5 & up. Registration encouraged. Call (708) 386-4042 x25 for more information and to register.
May 23 – Sept 7
Daily (weather permitting)
10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Butterflies & Blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden
Hundreds of colorful butterflies from around the world – including South America, Asia and Africa, as well as butterflies native to Illinois – flutter around visitors in the lepidopteran habitat of Butterflies & Blooms, which relocates this year to a new site near McDonald Woods. Fee applies.
May 23
Saturday
Spring Prairie Tour at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont (1 p.m.)
Enjoy a guided walk to learn how our restored tall grass prairie took root in the 1960s.Dip In the Pond at Trailside Museum of Natural History, River Forest (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
Drop in and dip Trailside’s nets into our pond to discover what interesting creatures lurk in the depths. Rubber boots available or bring your own.

 

May 27
Wednesday
Free Shakespeare presented by Waldorf Theatre Company in Cummings Square, River Forest (noon & 6 p.m.)
Don’t miss an abbreviated version of one of William Shakespeare’s best plays! Enjoy outdoor theater on our historic stone stage. Each performance is under an hour.On Stage and Behind the Scenes at Cummings Square, River Forestare (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Celebrate nature and Shakespeare with improv, creative reuse and poetry. Make props and costume pieces, learn iambic pentameter and join in a performance workshop from Waldorf Theatre Company before a 6 p.m. performance.
 

Cook County & FPD Job Opportunities

For a list of Cook County jobs, answers to questions, and to apply, visit http://www.cookcountyil.gov/current-job-listings/. To apply for any of the jobs listed below, visit http://fpdcc.com/about/jobs/.

PositionRemarksDepartmentApplication PeriodStatusSalary
Event AideInternal/ExternalPermits, Concessions and Volunteer ResourcesMay 11, 2015 - May 24, 2015Part-Time$14/Hourly
Seasonal Youth Outdoor Ambassador InternInternal/ExternalConservation and Experiential ProgrammingMay 11, 2015 - May 24, 2015Seasonal$10/Hourly
Civil EngineerInternal/ExternalPlanning & DevelopmentMay 11, 2015 - May 24, 2015Full-Time$65,129/Yearly
Seasonal Lifeguard IInternal/ExternalConservation and Experiential ProgrammingMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Seasonal$12/Hourly
Seasonal Budget AideInternal/ExternalFinance and AdministrationMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Seasonal$14/Hourly
Resource SupervisorInternal/ExternalResource ManagementMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Full-Time$59,342/Yearly
PipefitterInternal/ExternalFacilities and FleetMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Full-Time$95,680/Yearly
Payroll InternInternal/ExternalFinance and AdministrationMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Seasonal$12/Hourly
Nature Center DirectorInternal/ExternalConservation and Experiential ProgrammingMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Full-Time$59,342/Yearly
Human Resources AnalystInternal/ExternalHuman ResourcesMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Full-TIme$59,342/Yearly
Facilities Fleet InternInternal/ExternalFacilities and FleetMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Seasonal$12/Hourly
Contract Compliance AdministratorInternal/ExternalFinance and AdministrationMay 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015Full-Time$78,564/Yearly

 

Call for 14th District Poll Workers

The Cook County Clerk’s office needs additional community members to serve as north suburban poll workers for the April 7th Consolidated Election! Poll workers are paid $175 or $325 based on the position they choose. For more information, visit cookcountyclerk.com/judges or call (312) 603-0970 to learn more and submit an application.

 

Unsung Heroine Award

From left to right: Northfield Township Supervisor Jill Brickman, Pat Peterson, Commissioner Goslin

Please join me in congratulating District 14’s 2015 Unsung Heroine Award Recipient Pat Peterson! Pat is a long-time Northbrook resident. She is a retired Chicago Public School teacher, active in her community and a Northfield Township Food Pantry volunteer for seven years. Pat performs her volunteer duties – which include sorting donations, stocking shelves and assisting clients – with a smile and warmth. Pat is dedicated to the Pantry, always showing up for her shift and supporting various fundraisers.

Pat shares her commitment to serving her community with her grandkids, often bringing them to volunteer with her. In her spare time, Pat and her husband enjoy taking cruises.

The 14th District couldn’t prodivde this much-needed assistance to our neighbors in need without Pat’s hard work and dedication to strengthening the community. We are thankful to Northfield Township supervisor Jill Brickman and the entire Township staff for nominating Pat! We are also grateful for our Cook County Women’s Commissioner Linda Fleming for her guidance.

 

 

Measles Update

CCDPH continues to investigate measles in suburban Cook County. At this time, the overall risk of getting measles is low and transmission is not widespread. For the latest update, visit www.cookcountypublichealth.org/…/current-public-hea…/measles

 

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