Calendar of Events

Committee of the Whole Meetings Support Informed Decisions

April 19, 2017 – To make more informed decisions and recommendations prior to voting on important issues affecting the County, the Cook County Board is implementing a Committee of the Whole structure – or a monthly work session – in addition to its regularly scheduled, three Board meetings per month. This new regular monthly work session of the board is scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month from 1-3 pm.

“Committee of the Whole sessions, commonly used by legislative bodies, are an opportunity to have in-depth discussions during a meeting without requiring a decision on the spot and allow decision makers an opportunity to ask questions, get answers and compile background information to bring solid recommendations for decisions during the formal Board meetings,” said Jan Sivertson, Chair – Cook County Board of Commissioners.

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Media Release - 911 for Kids Program Comes to Local Cook County Schools

April 10, 2017 The Cook County Sheriff's Office introduced a new 911 for Kids Program at Birch Grove Elementary today during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

"This is something we've been wanting to do for a while to reach out to kids and help them become familiar with their local emergency responders, the services that are available and understand how 911 works," said Darcy Ziller, Dispatcher and 911 for Kids Coordinator.

Kids had the opportunity to ask questions of Dispatchers and Chief Deputy Will Sandstrom about 911 and all types of emergency situations, and got to tour a squad car.

Presentations at other local schools will follow.


Contact:  Valerie Marasco, Director – Emergency Management, 218-387-5366 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Primary Election Results 2017

The results of yesterday's special primary election for District 1 Commissioner are in! Jim Vannet and Bobby Deschampe are moving on to the June 6 Special Election.

For more details refer to Special Primary Election Results 2017.


Notice to Haulers

Seasonal Road Restrictions Will Go into Effect at 12:01am, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. View Full Release


Notice of Special Election

Mail Ballot Procedures Special Election

These procedures shall be applicable to the Primary Special Election for Cook County Commissioner District 1, to be held in Cook County on April 4, 2017 and for the General Special Election for Cook County Commissioner District 1, to be held in Cook County on June 6, 2017.

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