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!

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
Seasonal CashierInternal/ExternalConservation & Experimental ProgrammingFeb 23, 2015 - March 22, 2015Seasonal$10/Hourly
Seasonal Lifeguard IInternal/ExternalConservation & Experimental ProgrammingFeb 23, 2015 - March 22, 2015Seasonal$12/Hourly
Seasonal Lifeguard IIInternal/ExternalConservation & Experimental ProgrammingFeb 23, 2015 - March 22, 2015Seasonal$14/Hourly
Administrative Assistant IIInternal/ExternalPCVMarch 12, 2015 - March 25, 2015Full Time$40,760/Yearly
Payroll Assistant (Part Time)Internal/ExternalFinanceMarch 16, 2015 - March 29, 2015Part Time$20/Hourly
ElectricianInternal/ExternalFacilities and FleetMarch 16, 2015 - March 29, 2015Full Time$91,520/Yearly
Seasonal Naturalist AideInternal/ExternalCEPMarch 16, 2015 - March 29, 2015Seasonal$15.12/Hourly
Seasonal Recreation AideInternal/ExternalCEPMarch 16, 2015 - March 29, 2015Seasonal$15.12/Hourly

 

Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

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

March 21 & March 22
Saturday & Sunday
11:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Malott Japanese Garden Spring Weekend at the Regenstein Ceter, Chicago Botanic Garden
Celebrate spring by writing a seasonal haiku and making a cherry blossom hanging scroll, plus try other hands on activities! This event is free.
March 21
Saturday
Ralph Frese Memorial Paddle:Willow Road Dam to Linne Woods, Morton Grove (9-11 a.m.)
Experienced paddlers: bring your canoe or kayak and celebrate the legacy of canoe legend Ralph Frese! Paddle the Chicago River from Willow Road Road Dam to Linne Woods in Morton Grove. A shuttle bus will be provided and will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Linne Woods (Dempster St and Ferris Ave) to Willow Road Dam. For more info, call (708)386-4042 x23.

Natural Egg Dyeing Made Easy at Little Red Schoolhouse, Willow Springs (10-11:30 a.m.)
Dyeing and decorating eggs is a wonderful way to celebrate spring! Create your own beautiful egg using natural dyes and decorations. Materials provided. Ages 6 & up. Limit 15.

March 22
Sunday
Maple Syrup Celebration at River Trail, Northbrook (10-11:30 a.m.)
Join us as we celebrate the arrival of spring with a special day of activities including: crafts, games, tree tapping and maple syrup history.

Graminoid Fens at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Lemont (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Learn about the vegetation that thrives with high levels of calcium and magnesium carbonates. The bedrock enriches the soil giving life to many sedges and forbs. Conditions will be muddy, wear rubber boots.

March 28
Saturday
Hints of Spring Walk at Trailside Museum, River Forest, River Forest (1 p.m.)
Enjoy a guided nature walk to discover the sublet sights, sounds and smells of early spring. Register by 3/26.A

Stroll Through Calumen at Sand Ridge Nature Center, South Holland (1:30 p.m.)
Go back in time when this region was under glacier, when Sand Ridge was a shoreline and when settlers arrived! Includes log cabin tour.

April 4
Saturday
Up, Up & Away at Pioneer Woods (sponsored by Little Red Schoolhouse), Willow Springs (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Wind is more than the breeze on your face! Learn about its importance to plants and animals as well as its power with some kite flying! Please bring your own kite. Limit 15.

Little Calument River Trip at Beaubien Woods Boat Launch, Chicago (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Explore the Little Calument as we paddle from Beaubien Woods to Whistler Woods. We’ll provide a free shuttle bus back to Beaubien after we finish the paddle. Don’t forget to pack a lunch!

Eggstravaganza at Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington Hills (1 p.m.)
Lots of things start out as eggs! Find out which, and create a nest!

 

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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