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Meeting Name: Finance Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/12/2024 9:30 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Issued On: 6/7/2024
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24-3491 1  Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 05/15/2024   Not available Not available
24-3163 1  ReportREPORT Department: Office of the Chief Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County Report Title: Report of Legal and Expert Witness Fees and Expenses Processed for Payment Report Period: May 1, 2024 through May 31, 2024 Summary: This report includes court orders for the payment of fees and associated expenses to attorneys and experts for legal services provided on behalf of indigent litigants. The orders have been processed by the Office of the Chief Judge and submitted to the Cook County Comptroller’s Office for payment during the period.   Not available Not available
24-3407 1  Special Court OrdersFirm: McCarthy & Valentini, LLC. Attorney(s): Maria McCarthy Case Name: In re Special Prosecutor Case No.(s): 96 CR 25384-01 Date of This Order: 05/21/2024 Time period: 05/2/2024 - 05/20/2024 This Court Ordered Amount for fees and expenses: $8,456.25 Paid to Date: $501,243.89 Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A   Not available Not available
24-3409 1  Special Court OrdersFirm: McCarthy & Valentini, LLC Attorney(s): Maria McCarthyAttorney Case Name: In re Special Prosecutor Case No.(s): 97 CR 20768-04 Date of This Order: 05/21/2024 Time period: 04/23/2024 - 05/20/2024 This Court Ordered Amount for fees and expenses: $8,387.50 Paid to Date: $80,568.50 Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A   Not available Not available
24-3193 1  Proposed Settlements (Labor and Employment)Case: Thomas, Darius v. Cook County Case No: 20 C 1534 Settlement Amount: $15,000.00 Department: 4897 - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Payable to: Darius Thomas Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A Subject matter: an allegation of employment discrimination   Not available Not available
24-3444 1  Proposed Settlements (Labor and Employment)Case: Kolaski, Anthony v. Dart et al. Case No: 22 C 5837 Settlement Amount: $10,000.61 Department: 1021-Self Insurance Fund Payable to: Disparti Law Group Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A Subject matter: an allegation of employment discrimination   Not available Not available
24-3336 1  Proposed Settlements (Municipal Litigation)Case: Alexander Magnus v. Cook County Sheriff’s Office Case No: 2023 CH 04617 Settlement Amount: $8,000.00 Department: 1210 - Office of the Sheriff Payable to: Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law Litigation Subcommittee Approval: NA Subject matter: An allegation of a FOIA violation.   Not available Not available
24-3068 1  Proposed Settlements (Torts and Civil Rights)Case: Chavez v. DeLuna, et. al Case No: 21-cv-06900 Settlement Amount: $8,000.00 Department: 1239 - Department of Corrections Payable to: Emilio Chavez Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A Subject matter: an allegation of a civil rights violation   Not available Not available
24-3083 1  Proposed Settlements (Torts and Civil Rights)Case: Mayo v. Dart, et al.; Mayo v. Dart, et al. Case No: 21 C 4653; 21 C 5014. Settlement Amount: $15,750.00 Department: 1210-Office of the Sheriff Payable to: Kirkland & Ellis LLP Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A Subject matter: an allegation of a civil rights violation   Not available Not available
24-3130 1  Proposed Settlements (Torts and Civil Rights)Case: Walton, Brandon v. Dart, et. al. Case No: 22-cv-5617 Settlement Amount: $10,000.00 Department: 1239 - Department of Corrections) Payable to: Brandon Walton Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A Subject matter: an allegation of a civil rights violation   Not available Not available
24-3162 1  Proposed Settlements (Torts and Civil Rights)Case: Christople Davis v. Szul et. al Case No: 23 C 4316 Settlement Amount: $500.00 Department: 1239- Department of Corrections Payable to: Christople Davis Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A Subject matter: an allegation of a civil rights violation   Not available Not available
24-3207 1  Proposed Settlements (Torts and Civil Rights)Case: Garcia v. Cook County Case No: 21 L 9370 Settlement Amount: $200,000.00 Department: 4891-Provident Hospital of Cook County Payable to: Dolores Garcia and Mark L. Karno & Assoc LLC Litigation Subcommittee Approval: N/A Subject matter: an allegation of premises liability   Not available Not available
24-3303 1  Report (SAO Workers Comp)REPORT Department: Civil Actions Bureau Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Payments Following Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office - Litigated Settlements & Awards Report Period: May 16, 2024, to May 29, 2024 Summary: Authorization to Pay Workers’ Compensation Settlements and Awards   Not available Not available
24-3346 1 24-3346 Receive File- Workers' Compensation Claim Payments - April 2024Workers' Compensation Claims (Risk Management)REPORT Department: Risk Management Report Title: Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments Report Period: 04/01/2024 - 04/30/2024 Summary: The Department of Risk Management is submitting for your information Workers’ Compensation Claim Payments for the month ending April 2024. Payments total $1,034,868.83   Not available Not available
24-3331 1  ReportREPORT Department: Risk Management Report Title: Receive and File Patient Arrestee Claims Report Period: Month ending April 30, 2024 Summary: The Department of Risk Management is submitting for your information Patient Arrestees Claims for the month ending April 30, 2024. Payment’s total: $12,002.49   Not available Not available
24-3330 1  ReportREPORT Department: Risk Management Report Title: Receive and File Self Insurance Claims Report Period: Month Ending April 30, 2024 Summary: The Department of Risk Management is submitting for your information Self Insurance Claims for the month ending April 30, 2024. Payment’s total: $10,904.95   Not available Not available
24-3109 1  ReportREPORT Department: Risk Management Report Title: Receive and File - Subrogation Claim Recoveries Report Period: Month ending May 31, 2024 Summary: The Department of Risk Management is submitting for your information, a summary of Claim Recoveries for the month ending 05/31/2024 - Total Recovery: $762.83 - Number of Recoveries: 2   Not available Not available
24-3337 1  ReportREPORT Department: Office of the Comptroller Report Title: Cook County Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for year ended 11/30/2023 Report Period: 12/1/2022 - 11/30/2023 Summary: Annual audit of Cook County’s financial statements prepared by the Office of the Cook County Comptroller and audited by RSM US LLP in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the USA.   Not available Not available
24-3338 1  ReportREPORT Department: Office of the Comptroller Report Title: Cook County Illinois Report to the County President, Board of Commissioners, and the Audit Committee, 5/31/2024 Report Period: 12/1/2022-11/30/2023 Summary: This report, presented by RSM US LLP, is intended solely for the information and use of the County President, County Board of Commissioners, the Audit Committee and management. It summarizes certain matters required by professional standards to be communicated to them in their oversight responsibility for the County’s financial reporting process.   Not available Not available
24-1415 1  ReportREPORT Department: Cook County Health Report Title: CCH Monthly report Report Period: June 2024 Summary:   Not available Not available
24-2262 1 St. Leonard’s Ministries, Chicago, IllinoisPayment ApprovalPROPOSED PAYMENT APPROVAL Department(s): Cook County Justice Advisory Council Action: Approval of Payment for Services Rendered Payee: St. Leonard’s Ministries, Chicago, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Housing Services for Individuals on Electronic Monitoring with No Place to Stay Fiscal Impact: $6,084.81 Accounts: 11287.1205.39004.580170 Contract Number(s): 1205-NPTS2023-02 Summary: The Justice Advisory Council’s No Place To Stay (NPTS) housing program provides housing for individuals ordered onto the Sheriff’s Office pre-trial electronic monitoring (EM) but who lack sufficient housing where EM could be implemented. These individuals, deemed “No Place To Stay,” would otherwise have to wait in the jail for their pre-trial period to resolve or their electronic monitoring condition of release to be removed. The JAC has retained providers to supply housing and other wraparound services as appropriate for these individuals, with operational support from the Sheriff’s Office and Cook County Health, so they do not have to unnecessary spend that time i   Not available Not available
24-2263 1 Northwestern University, Evanston, IllinoisPayment ApprovalPROPOSED PAYMENT APPROVAL Department(s): Cook County Justice Advisory Council Action: Approval of Payment for Services Rendered Payee: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois Good(s) or Service(s): Legal services for youth Fiscal Impact: $97,250.06 FY2024 Accounts: 11287.1205.39001.580170 Contract Number(s): 1205-2011 Summary: In 2022 and 2023 the JAC supported Northwestern University’s Children and Family Justice Center with funding to provide legal services to youth, including legal advice and representation for individuals who may no longer be subject to juvenile offense registry requirements. During the Justice Advisory Council’s grant close-out process it was determined that Northwestern had outstanding invoices that needed to be sent to the JAC for reimbursement. This item seeks approval of the final payments for services provided through this funding opportunity.   Not available Not available
24-3092 1 Form E and IRFC Quarterly ReportReportREPORT Department: Bureau of Finance Report Title: Quarterly Update of the Long-Term Revenue Forecast Report Period: FY2024 - FY2028 Summary: The following report provides an update between the Long-term Financial Plan provided to the Independent Revenue Forecasting Commission (IRFC) and posted on the County’s website in January 2024, and the most up-to-date forecast. This report includes a variance analysis comparing the two forecasts and provides an explanation for the significant variances. A summary of the impact of the revenue projections on our long-term expense projections for both the General and Health Funds is also included. We conclude with FY2024 project plans and an update on recent regional and relevant economic activity.   Not available Not available
24-3030 1 Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt - Impact SummaryReportREPORT Department: Bureau of Economic Development Report Title: Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt - Impact Summary Report Period: N/A Summary: Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) is a groundbreaking program that has assisted more than 70,000 Cook County residents with eviction, foreclosure, and consumer debt cases since its inception in November of 2020. Developed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, CCLAHD is an innovative and nationally recognized partnership between the County, the Circuit Court, The Chicago Bar Foundation, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the City of Chicago, and many other government, legal, and community partners. The Impact Summary highlights the goals and accomplishments of this important program.   Not available Not available
24-2892 1 Poupard Place - ARPA PSHResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSAL FOR ARPA PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FUNDING - POUPARD PLACE DEVELOPMENT WHEREAS, on March 11, 2021, the federal government authorized the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) which includes $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus funds to hasten the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, specifically, the federal government has authorized and allocated a federal award of approximately $1,000,372,385 of ARPA funding to Cook County to assist the County in its recovery from the economic and health effects of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on June 24, 2021, the Cook County American Rescue Plan Act Framework (the “ARPA Framework”) was presented to the Cook County Board of Commissioners; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners via Resolution 21-3654 accepted the ARPA federal award allocated to Cook County to assist the County in its recovery from the economic and health effects of COVID-19 in the amount of approximately $1,000,372,385.00; and WHEREAS, Resolution 21-   Not available Not available
24-2914 1 Arlington Heights PSH - ARPA-PSHResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PROPOSAL FOR ARPA PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FUNDING - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS PSH WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved $1,000,000 of HOME Investment Partnership Program funding to Arlington Heights PSH, LLC via Item 22-1051; and WHEREAS, the approved funding was for the development of Arlington Heights PSH (“the Project”), a 25-unit, affordable, permanent supportive housing located in Arlington Heights, IL. The Project sponsor, location, use of funds, and general Project design remain unchanged; and WHEREAS, inflationary pressure on construction costs and modest improvements required for zoning and permit approval have increased total development costs by $3,727,703 to $15,379,887; and WHEREAS, on March 11, 2021, the federal government authorized the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) which includes $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus funds to hasten the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, specifically, the federal government has authorized and allocated    Not available Not available
24-2115 1 Crowe LLP Chicago, IllinoisContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Department of Budget and Management Services Vendor: Crowe LLP Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Countywide Grants Management Infrastructure Re-Engineering Consulting Services Contract Value: $899,394.00 Contract period: 6/1/2024-5/31/2027 with two (2) one-year renewal options Potential Fiscal Year Budget Impact: FY 2024 $299,798.00, FY 2025 $599,596.00 Accounts: 11286.1014.60162.520830.0000.0000 Contract Number(s): 2314-04030 Concurrences: The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via: Direct participation. The Chief Procurement Officer concurs. Summary: Department of Budget and Management Services requests authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute a contract with Crowe LLP. Crowe LLP will provide consulting services to support the redesign of the grants management infrastructure of Cook County to promote maximum grant fund recovery and compliance    Not available Not available
24-1676 1 ARPA FUNDS TO SUPPORT COOK COUNTY ARTS VIA SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT WITH CHICAGO LISCResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE ARPA FUNDS TO SUPPORT COOK COUNTY ARTS VIA SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT WITH LISC CHICAGO WHEREAS, on March 11, 2021, the federal government authorized the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) which includes $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus funds to hasten the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and WHEREAS, specifically, the federal government has authorized and allocated a federal award of approximately $1,000,372,385B of ARPA funding to Cook County to assist the County in its recovery from the economic and health effects of COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on June 24, 2021, the Cook County American Rescue Plan Act Framework (the “ARPA Framework”) was presented to the Cook County Board of Commissioners; and WHEREAS the Cook County Board of Commissioners via Resolution 21-3654 accepted the ARPA federal award allocated to Cook County to assist the County in its recovery from the economic and health effects of COVID-19 in the amount of approximately $1,000,372,385.00; and WHEREAS Resolutio   Not available Not available
24-2121 1 Non target Market Professional servicesContractPROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Various Cook County Bureaus, Agencies, and Office of the Elected Officials Vendor: Various Law Firms: Franczek P.C., Chicago, Illinois Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Chicago Illinois Laner Muchin, Ltd. Chicago, Illinois Robbins, Schwartz, Nicolas, Lifton, & Taylor Ltd. d/b/a Robbins Schwartz, Chicago, Illinois Charles H. Wintersteen d/b/a Charles H. Wintersteen, P.C., Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Labor Consultation and Representation Services (Non-Target Market) for six (6) categories of legal services: Category I - Union Contract Negotiations, Category II - Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Interpretation and Implementation Category III - Labor Relations Board Matters Category IV - Employment Law Category V - Employment Benefits and Pension Category VI - Employment of Foreign Nationals Contract Value: Program: $4,100,000.00 Contract period: All Contracts: 6/1/2024 - 5/31/2027, with three (3), one (1) year renewal options    Not available Not available