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!

Forest Preserve Permit Sales


Starting this year, the opening day for Forest Preserve permits is moving to November 15th. Residents looking to purchase a 2019 picnic or event permit for any of the forest preserve groves can do so in person or online. For more information, or to start your permit application, visit


Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

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

November 2
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Stars, Stories and S’mores at Thatcher Woods, River Forest
Join us for s’mores by the fires, storytelling and astronomy.
November 2 – 4 
Friday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fine Art of Fiber at Chicago Botanic Garden
The area’s oldest, largest and most unique fiber event is hosted by three artistry guilds: Illinois Quilters, Inc., North Suburban Needle Arts Guild, and Waves Guild of the North Shore. The exhibition and sale includes display pieces, sale items, lectures, fashion shows, demonstrations and a silent auction.
November 3
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wilderness Survival at Rolling Knolls, Elgin
This hands-on program teaches the basics of wilderness survival including primitive and natural fire building, knot-tying, orienteering, shelter building, edible plant identification and making water potable.
November 10
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
Creating Habitats for Native Pollinators at River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook
Learn how to support native pollinators in your garden year-round. Presented by U of I Extension North Cook Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists.



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


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.



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Upcoming Meetings

Cook County Board
Wednesday, November 14th
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Forest Preserve Board
Tuesday, November 13th
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