Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-3130    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 5/6/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 7/29/2021
Title: PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 21-3130 (Finance Committee 7/28/2021) Sponsored by: PETER N. SILVESTRI, Cook County Board of Commissioners PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT DIVISION 9 - STATE'S ATTORNEY BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Chapter 2 - Administration, Article IV. - Officers and Employees, Division 9. State's Attorney, Sec. 2-329 et seq., is hereby amended as follows: DIVISION 9. - STATE'S ATTORNEY Subdivision I. In General Sec. 2-329.State's Attorney and Special State's Attorneys' reports to the Litigation Subcommittee. (a) Notice of Monetary Counterclaims and Fee Requests. When representing Cook County, Cook County Departments or Officers, or any County Official in any civil legal action in State or Federal Court, the State's Attorney or a Special State's Attorney shall provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners (Litigation Subcommittee) prior to filing a monetary counterclaim, requ...
Sponsors: PETER N. SILVESTRI, LARRY SUFFREDIN, SCOTT R. BRITTON, DONNA MILLER
title
PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 21-3130
(Finance Committee 7/28/2021)

Sponsored by: PETER N. SILVESTRI, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

DIVISION 9 - STATE'S ATTORNEY

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Chapter 2 - Administration, Article IV. - Officers and Employees, Division 9. State's Attorney, Sec. 2-329 et seq., is hereby amended as follows:

DIVISION 9. - STATE'S ATTORNEY
Subdivision I. In General
Sec. 2-329.State's Attorney and Special State's Attorneys' reports to the Litigation Subcommittee.
(a) Notice of Monetary Counterclaims and Fee Requests. When representing Cook County, Cook County Departments or Officers, or any County Official in any civil legal action in State or Federal Court, the State's Attorney or a Special State's Attorney shall provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners (Litigation Subcommittee) prior to filing a monetary counterclaim, request for monetary sanctions, request for statutory reimbursement and/or request for fees in excess of $100,000.00. If the State's Attorney or Special State's Attorney is unable to provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee in advance of filing, the State's Attorney or Special State's Attorney shall inform the Chair of the Litigation Subcommittee in advance of filing and provide notice to the Litigation Subcommittee at its next scheduled meeting.
(b) Quarterly Inventory of Civil Actions. The State's Attorney shall give a quarterly inventory report to the Litigation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners of all civil actions that Cook County is named as a party in all courts of State or Federal jurisdiction.

(b) Settlement. The State's Attorney or Special State's Attorney shall request authority from the Litigation Subcommittee prior to settling any matter in excess of $100,000. Attorneys shall provide a written settlement analysis an...

Click here for full text