Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/9/2018 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Consent Calendar Meeting
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Attachments: 1-9-2018 Consent Calendar Agenda - Second Set.pdf, 1-9-2018 Consent Calendar Agenda - Third Set.pdf, Public comment County Board 01.09.2018.pdf
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18-1431 1 HONORING THE LIFE OF CLAUDELL ERVINConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF CLAUDELL ERVIN WHEREAS, On August 8, 1943 Claudell Ervin was born in Jackson, Mississippi to Claude and Geneva Ervin, and; WHEREAS, Commander Ervin married the love of his life, Thelma Johnson and was the father to two children, Jason Claude Ervin and Michele Ervin-Bussie, and; WHEREAS, Commander Ervin was baptized at an early age at Mandell United Methodist Church, later joined New Morning Star M.B. Church where he eventually served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and finally joined Third Baptist Church of Chicago under the leadership of Dr. Alan V. Ragland, and; WHEREAS, Commander Ervin was educated in Chicago Public Schools, attending Roswell B. Mason Elementary and David G. Farragut High School, where he excelled in athletics and received a scholarship to Central College in Pella, Iowa and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Chicago State University, and; WHEREAS, Commander Ervin began his career with the Chicago Police Department in 1968, having served 13 years as a patrolman with variapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1435 1 LEWIS MANILOW, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION LEWIS MANILOW, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Lewis Manilow from our midst, and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow was the loving husband of Susan (nee Rosenberg), and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow was the dear father of Karen, David (Mary Kenney) and John (Lynn), and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow was the devoted stepfather of Edwin (Jennifer Schulze) Eisendrath and John (Jennifer Levin) Eisendrath, and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow was adored grandfather of 15 grandchildren, and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow grew up on Chicago’s North Side and graduated from Senn High School, and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1951, and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow worked as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney at the start of his career and in 1956 was part of a group that launched a small resident theater company at the Studebaker Theatre in the Fine Arts, and WHEREAS Lewis Manilow began a private law practice centering on development work, and WHEREAS Lewis approvePass Action details Not available
18-1482 1 HONORING UPTOWN’S CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY OUTREACHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING UPTOWN’S CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY OUTREACH WHEREAS, Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) is a Illinois not-for-profit organization, founded in 1989, to raise the quality of life for low-income residents in the Uptown area of Chicago; and, WHEREAS, since its founding, CCO has welcomed Chicago’s homeless residents to provide shelter to families, single women and single men by providing a safe place for residents to recover from the streets and to move toward permanent housing and self-sufficiency; and, WHEREAS, CCO’s programs serve nearly 500 men, women and children daily and with Cornerstone’s help these families and individuals can begin to build a new life, one step at a time; and, WHEREAS, Many neighbors come to CCO with very little clothing for themselves and their children, therefore CCO allows neighbors and shelter residents to shop for essential clothing and household items at their Free Store; and, WHEREAS, CCO’s Dinner Guest Program serves a free nutritious meal to 100-150 of their low-income neighbors every Saturday to allow individuals to felapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1484 1 HONORING THE WOMEN’S MARCH TO THE POLLSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE WOMEN’S MARCH TO THE POLLS WHEREAS, on January 21, 2017, over 250,000 women and allies showed up to the Women’s March in Chicago to raise their voices for issues each of us hold dear which embodied the ongoing fight for women’s rights; and, WHEREAS, to mark its one year anniversary, on January 20, 2018, women and allies will come together in downtown Chicago to celebrate the spirit of the resistance efforts over the past year and unite to focus on the 2018 elections and beyond; and, WHEREAS, the fight for women’s rights through political engagement continues and the march will also serve as a kick-off for programming that empowers voters to support women’s rights and social justice; and, WHEREAS, Women’s March on Chicago brings together women and allies in support of women’s rights including equal rights, equal pay, reproductive justice, affordable healthcare, affordable childcare, racial justice, voting rights, freedom from violence, LGBTQ+ rights, immigrant rights, fair wages, access for persons with disabilities, environmental proapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1479 1 HONORING THE ‘TIME’S UP’ MOVEMENTConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE ‘TIME’S UP’ MOVEMENT WHEREAS, TIME’S UP launched on January 1, 2018 as a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to legislatures alike, TIME’S UP envisions nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live; and, WHEREAS, TIME’S UP stands with all those who have endured sexual harassment: those who have come forward and those who have decided to remain quiet; and, WHEREAS, Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential; and, WHEREAS, Sexual harassment is pervasive across industries, but especially in low-wage service jobs. For example, more than 25% of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC in the last decade came from industries with service-sector workers; and, WHEREAS, TIME’S UP partners with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1485 1 HONORING EQUALITY ILLINOIS’ ANNUAL GALA, THE MIDWEST’S LARGEST LGBT FORMAL CELEBRATIONConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING EQUALITY ILLINOIS’ ANNUAL GALA, THE MIDWEST’S LARGEST LGBT FORMAL CELEBRATION WHEREAS, Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 as the Illinois Federation for Human Rights to secure, protect and defend the basic civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and questioning transgender (LGBTQ) Illinoisans; and, WHEREAS, The name was changed to Equality Illinois in 2000, and the organization has grown to become the state’s oldest and largest LGBTQ equality organization; and, WHEREAS, Equality Illinois envisions a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or gender expression; and, WHEREAS, In 2000, Equality Illinois created the Equality Illinois Education Project, their 501(c)(3) arm, to focus on the educational and charitable aspects of the mission. WHEREAS, The name of the 501(c)(3) was changed to Equality Illinois Institute in 2016 to better reflect our role engaging and educating the public, government and private esapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1338 1 NATIONAL REBUILDING TOGETHER DAY 2018Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION NATIONAL REBUILDING TOGETHER DAY 2018 WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago, a volunteer organization preserving and revitalizing low-income homes and communities, repaired its first home in suburban Cook County in 1992, and has since rehabilitated more than 1,600 homes, as well as assisted in the development of essential community centers and gardens; and WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago is part of a national nonprofit program, which sponsors National Rebuilding Day across the country on the last Saturday in April; and WHEREAS, every year Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago selects two neighborhoods in Cook County in which to provide home repair for elderly, disabled, or low income individuals; and WHEREAS, this year on Saturday, April 28th, low income homeowners will receive much needed aid as part of National Rebuilding Day 2018; and WHEREAS, more than 3,100 volunteers annually, including Cook County employees, donate their time and talents to plan and complete hundreds of free home repairs for residents in Cook County through ReapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1502 1 HONORING FOUR HEROIC U.S. ARMY CHAPLAINSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING FOUR HEROIC U.S. ARMY CHAPLAINS WHEREAS, February 4, 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester; and WHEREAS, on that day in 1943 while transporting soldiers overseas over the North Atlantic the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was struck by a torpedo which knocked out the ship’s electrical system, leaving the ship dark which created panic among the men aboard, many of them trapped below deck. It is what happened during these crucial 20 minutes before the ship sank, the reason we remember this day; and WHEREAS, in a final act of valor and courage, four U.S. Army first lieutenant chaplains Methodist Reverend George L. Fox, Roman Catholic Priest John P. Washington, Jewish Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Dutch Reformed faiths Reverend Clark V. Poling calmed the men and organized an orderly evacuation of the ship; and WHEREAS, as they helped guide wounded men to safety into life boats and as life jackets were passed out to the men, the supply ran out. The chaplains removed their own life jackets and gave them to others. They then lapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1510 1 HONORING CHRIST THE KING JESUIT COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CHRIST THE KING JESUIT COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School, located at 5088 W. Jackson Boulevard in Chicago, IL, began their mission in August of 2008 with just 120 freshman, and; WHEREAS, Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School is a part of the Cristo Rey Network which is a non-for-profit organization founded in 2000 to prepare youth from low-income families for post-secondary educational opportunities, and; WHEREAS, with the Cristo Rey program students are able to earn three-quarters of their tuition costs while gaining beneficial, experience and life changing skills through jobs at Chicago area companies, and; WHEREAS, the Cristo Rey program was chartered in 1996 and since then it has grown to 32 schools across 21 states nationwide. Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School was the 20th Cristo Rey model school to open in the United States, and; WHEREAS, under the leadership of Mrs. Temple Payne as Principal and Mr. approvePass Action details Not available
18-1523 1 Food Checkout Day 2018 ResolutionConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNZING TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2018 AS FOOD CHECKOUT DAY AND SALUTING THE EFFORTS OF THE COOK COUNTY FARM BUREAU AND THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CHICAGOLAND AND NORTHWEST INDIANA WHEREAS, Food Checkout Day was established in the mid-1990’s to recognize the connection between farmers and the safe, nutritious food source they cooperatively grow; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Farm Bureau has celebrated Food Checkout Day by raising cash and food donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) since 2001; and WHEREAS, Food Checkout Day will be celebrated at all Chicagoland Ronald McDonald House locations, including the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate, the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie’s Children, the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center, and the Ronald McDonald House near UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital; and WHEREAS, since 2001 Cook County Farm Bureau members have donated over 930 hours; over 92,800 pounds of food; contributed over $133,700 in cash donapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1524 1 Elenore PerminasConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION ELENORE PERMINAS, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Elenore Perminas from our midst, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was the loving wife of the late Paul, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was the dear mother of Aaron (Deborah), David (Nadine) and Paul (George) Savarese, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was adored grandmother of Asher (Shannon), Molly (Seth), Dana (Pat), Carly (Dan) Julie (John), Mallory (Michael), Elliot and Page, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was the cherished great-grandmother “GG” of Scarlett and Violet, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was the devoted daughter of the late Alois and Terez Macejak, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was the dear sister of the late John, Albert, Edward, James, Ann and Robert Macejak and fond sister-in-law of Mickey Kowalsky, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was a loving aunt and cherished friend and acquaintance to many, especially the neighbors on 38th & Lowe Avenue, and WHEREAS Elenore Perminas was a dedicated and devoted parishioner of the Nativity of Our Lord Parish,approvePass Action details Not available
18-1537 1 50th Anniversary of Tragic Mickelberry FireConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN REMEBERANCE OF THOSE FIREFIGHTERS AND CIVILIANS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE FIRE AT THE MICKELBERRY FOOD PRODUCTS COMPANY ON FEBRUARY 7, 1968 WHEREAS In the devastating fire and explosion on February 7, 1968 at the packing plant of Mickelberry’s Food Products Company, 801 West 49th Place, four members of the Chicago Fire Department and five civilians lost their lives and seventy nine persons were injured including eighteen firemen; and WHEREAS the four deceased firemen were among seven who boarded Hook and Ladder Truck No. 18 of the 11th Battalion, 4th Division, in the firehouse at 5000 South Union Avenue on Wednesday evening to go to the fire, which brought out nearly 300 firemen and 50 pieces of equipment in response to a 5-11 alarm; and WHEREAS Truck no. 18 and Engine Company No. 59 were the first to arrive at the scene. They had raised ladders to rescue employees trapped on the rooftop when a terrific explosion virtually leveled the building, scattering debris in all directions; and WHEREAS Mickelberry’s President, Roy L. Laidley, died a happrovePass Action details Not available
18-1539 1 HONORING ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® (AKA) originated January 15, 1908 from the vision of nine African-American college students on the campus of Howard University; and WHEREAS, the mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha is founded on five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago: to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind"; and WHEREAS, Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913, which facilitated the growth of an international service organization that now consists of 1,012 chapters, including many active chapters within Cook County, and nearly 300,000 members -- instantly recognizable by their pink and green attire; and WHEREAS, for 110 years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, IncorporatedapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1540 1 HONORING SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER MIDWEST OFFICEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER MIDWEST OFFICE WHEREAS, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Office plays a leadership role in the efforts to fight hate crimes, discrimination, bigotry and intolerance against all communities locally; and WHEREAS, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Office was inspired by the work of Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, who made it his life’s mission to hold Nazis accountable for their crimes after World War II; and WHEREAS, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Office seeks partnerships with local organizations throughout Cook County to further its mission of protecting people of all backgrounds from discrimination; and WHEREAS, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Office has played a key role in educating a new generation of residents about the impact of hate and the importance of tolerance locally and globally; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognizes the Simon Wiesenthal Center Midwest Office for its wapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1541 1 HONORING MUHAMMAD ALIConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING MUHAMMAD ALI WHEREAS, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay Jr.) was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky; and WHEREAS, Cassius Clay burst upon the world scene when he captured a Gold Medal in boxing at the 1960 Olympics in Rome; and WHEREAS, Muhammad Ali heralded a new era of Black pride when he captured the professional World Heavyweight Championship in 1964 and adopted a new name; and WHEREAS, Muhammad Ali was staunch opponent of the Vietnam War and risked liberty and livelihood by refusing induction into the United States Army; and WHEREAS, Muhammad Ali was granted conscientious objector status by the United States Supreme Court after a lengthy legal battle; and WHEREAS, Muhammad Ali is “The Greatest” boxer and fighter of all time, as documented in Richard Durham’s biography entitled The Greatest; and WHEREAS, Muhammad Ali is a poet of peace and a precursor of hip-hop and co-founded the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky to share his inspiration to all people throughout the world to “Be Great and Do Great Things”; aapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1549 1 HONORING SUSAN G. KOMEN CHICAGOConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING SUSAN G. KOMEN CHICAGO WHEREAS, Susan G. Komen Chicago will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in fighting breast cancer in the Chicagoland area; and WHEREAS, Susan G. Komen Chicago has provided over $17.4 million to local organizations working to save lives and increase awareness in our communities; and WHEREAS, Susan G. Komen Chicago has provided over $5 million to research efforts meant to find a cure for breast cancer and increase the chance of survival; and WHEREAS, the work of Susan G. Komen nationally and internationally was inspired by a promise made between two sisters who grew up in Illinois, Nancy Brinker and Susan G. Komen; and WHEREAS; Susan G. Komen Chicago has achieved impressive results working in collaboration with other organizations to reduce the barriers faced by low-income, uninsured and minority women in accessing breast health services; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, honors and congratulates Susan G. approvePass Action details Not available
18-1550 1 HONORING TRIBHANGConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING TRIBHANG WHEREAS, Tribhang was formed by two courageous women, Shiwali Varshney and Sonali Sinha Srivastava, who understood the power of dance, arts and creative expression in encouraging broader understanding of human rights and women’s rights issues; and WHEREAS, Tribhang has hosted numerous successful, powerful and innovative dance performances bringing human rights and women’s rights issues to new audiences of Cook County residents; and WHEREAS, Tribhang has raised funds to support the critical work of Cook County charities which serve vulnerable populations; and WHEREAS, Tribhang has raised awareness on numerous critical issues including human trafficking, challenges facing immigrant communities, gender discrimination and homelessness; and WHEREAS, Tribhang is helping inspire a new generation of artists and activists to get involved in their community; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize Tribhang for its essentialapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1558 1 HONORING HOURVOICEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING HOURVOICE WHEREAS, HourVoice was created as a first-of-its-kind effort to empower hourly workers with the education and technology they need to succeed in the modern workplace; and WHEREAS, hourly workers can often be unaware of all the rights they are entitled to at the workplace; and WHEREAS, education about the issues faced by hourly workers, and the rights they have, is critically important to ensuring that all Cook County residents are respected at the workplace and able to better support their families; and WHEREAS, HourVoice has worked in diverse Cook County communities to provide education and information to workers and their advocates of all backgrounds; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, recognize the importance of HourVoice and its essential contribution to the health and viability of Cook County; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this text be spread upon the official proceeding of this Honorable Body, and a suitable copy of the saapprovePass Action details Not available
18-1565 1 HONORING DR. BAMBADE SHAKOOR- ABDULLAH, IN MEMORIAMConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING DR. BAMBADE SHAKOOR- ABDULLAH, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah was a Cook County resident who selflessly made extraordinary contributions to improve the quality of civic life, education, social conditions, and health for marginalized citizens; and WHEREAS, she served for four years as a chaplain and mentor for Class X felons in the Cook County Department of Corrections, and WHEREAS, she was a pioneer and a leader in efforts to combat the epidemic of violence and violent extremism; and WHEREAS, these efforts included serving on the Chicago Countering Violent Extremism Planning Committee with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI; and WHEREAS, she authored a resolution and bill that became state legislation allowing the development of Regional Juvenile Justice Councils in the State of Illinois; and WHEREAS, she authored the Illinois House Resolution for a Public Health Approach to Faith Based Violence Prevention; and WHEREAS, Dr. Bambade Shakoor-Abdullah founded the Leadership Development Institute D/B/A Chicago MetroapprovePass Action details Not available