Committees

Cook County

Vice-Chair

  • Audit is a standing committee comprised of seven commissioners and two ex officio members, the County Auditor and Chief Financial Officer. The committee reviews management audit reports prepared by the County Auditor and external auditors on all county departments and the independently elected officials offices.

 

  • Pension is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of seven commissioners.

 

  • Tax Delinquency is a subcommittee of the Finance Committee and is comprised of seven commissioners. The subcommittee is responsible for reviewing all requests for No Cash Bid status from municipalities and other not-for-profit agencies and organizations as recommended by the county’s Department of Planning and Development.

 

 

Member 

  • Criminal Justice is a standing committee of the whole, where all seventeen commissioners are members.The committee reviews matters that relate to public safety, criminal justice and the county corrections facilities.

 

  • Finance is a standing committee of the whole where all seventeen commissioners are members. The committee is a legislative body of the Cook County Board that is responsible for reviewing all financial matters and has jurisdiction over all personnel, tax, revenue, bond and financing matters.  It considers items such as attorney fees for all court, capital & non-capital cases; bills and claims of vendors; worker’s compensation and risk management claims; and all other claims against the County of Cook.  It also considers miscellaneous items such as fees and licenses, as well as substantive matters such as ordinances and resolutions submitted by County Commissioners, Elected Officials, various County Bureaus and departments, and the Office of the President.

 

  • Health and Hospitals is a standing committee of the whole and is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing all matters that relate to the quality and availability of health care services for county residents as recommended by the Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board.

 

  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management is a standing committee of the whole where all seventeen commissioners are members.

 

  • Law Enforcement is a standing committee comprised of nine commissioners. The committee reviews matters that relate to public safety, criminal justice and the county corrections facilities.

 

  • Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations is a standing committee of the whole that is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending positions on state and federal legislation impacting Cook County and reviewing appointments to the county’s boards and commissions. The committee also deals with issues relating to the statutory benefits and services provided to veterans and their families, including recommendations for County ordinances to assist veterans working for the Cook County government and living in the County of Cook.

 

  • Roads & Bridges is a standing committee of the whole that is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee reviews all matters that involving the design and construction of all county highways. The committee also reviews matters involving the maintenance of county highways, purchase of equipment and operation of the county’s five maintenance facilities.

 

  • Technology & Innovation is a standing committee and is comprised of nine commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing requests for computer hardware, software and systems as requested by various county departments, agencies and elected officials. The committee is working closely with the Chief Information Officer in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of a county-wide systems plan.

 

  • Zoning & Building is a standing committee of the whole and is comprised of all seventeen commissioners. The committee is responsible for reviewing all requests for zoning variances within the unincorporated areas of Cook County and monitoring the development of a comprehensive zoning ordinance.

 

Forest Preserve

Chair

  • Finance
  • Botanic Garden

Member

  • Audit
  • Capital Development
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Zoological