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Meeting Name: Board of Commissioners Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/6/2018 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Special Consent Calendar Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: CUFACconsentcalendarattachmentA1.pdf, ADS2018COOKCOUNTYFORWARDAGENDA1a.pdf, 2-6-2018 Special Consent Calendar Agenda - Second Set.pdf, Notice of Special Meeting from Clerk 02.06.2018, Public Comments from Special Consent Calendar Meeting - 2.6.18.pdf
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18-2046 1 CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WHEREAS, Black History Month provides an opportunity for the residents of Cook County to recognize the culture, history and talents of African Americans; and WHEREAS, Black History Month began as "Negro History Week," which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln; and WHEREAS, in 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month, calling it a moment for the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history." Since then, the month of February has been recognized by every President of the United States as Black History Month; and WHEREAS, the 2018 Black History Month theme is “African Americans in Times of War,” we honor the African American men and women who have fought and laiapprove  Action details Not available
18-2069 1 IN MEMORY OF THE HONORABLE JUDGE WILLIAM COUSINS JR.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF THE HONORABLE JUDGE WILLIAM COUSINS JR. WHEREAS, William Cousins Jr, former Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, Cook County Prosecutor, trial attorney, Alderman of the 8th Ward, community leader and a man who spent his life deeply devoted to faith, family and public service died January 20th at the age of 90. He left behind countless friends, family and a community deeply enriched for having known him; and WHEREAS, William Cousins was born a small Mississippi community within a stone’s throw of the place where Emmett Till was killed. At an early age he confronted issues of racism and violence and was an eye-witness to many of the social pathologies and lack of opportunity associated with poverty. Neither of his parents had much schooling but they were tireless in securing an education for their son. The family moved to Memphis and later to Chicago in 1938. His exceptional academic talent revealed itself early in life; he graduated from DuSable High School where he earned top grades, ran track, and served as president of his senior classapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2072 1 HONORING THE LIFE OF PASTOR RON TAYLOR, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE UNITED CONGRESS OF COMMUNITY AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF PASTOR RON TAYLOR, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AND FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE UNITED CONGRESS OF COMMUNITY AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS WHEREAS, WHEREAS, A proud South Sider, Ronnie Taylor, affectionately known as “Pastor Ron,” was born in Chicago on July 31, 1957 and dedicated his life to ministry and earnest public service; and WHEREAS, Pastor Ron was the youngest of seven children and graduated from Farragut Career Academy in Chicago in 1975; and WHEREAS, Drawn to religious life as a teenager, Pastor Ron was ordained a minister at Hope Deliverance Tabernacle, the same place where he met his future wife; and WHEREAS, Pastor Ron married Johnnie May Jewett in 1974 and together they have a daughter, Rebecca, and granddaughter, Harmony; and WHEREAS, Pastor Ron began his career at companies including Sears Roebuck and Co., Wells Manufacturing Co. and RR Donnelly’s and Sons Printing Co., where he worked for 25 years until he retired to take on ministry full time; and WHEREAS, Throughout the years, Pastor Ron embodied his commitment to faapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2075 1 HONORING THE LIFE OF PAUL BOOTH, AUTHOR, VISIONARY LABOR LEADER, STRATEGIST AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST. IN MEMORIAM.Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF PAUL BOOTH, AUTHOR, VISIONARY LABOR LEADER, STRATEGIST AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST. IN MEMORIAM. WHEREAS, Paul Booth, an influential Illinois labor leader and primary architect of the first big march against the war in Vietnam, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 74; and WHEREAS, in the early 1970s, as assistant director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, Mr. Booth helped negotiate the first contracts for Illinois state workers, guaranteeing government workers a right to union representation; and WHEREAS, Mr. Booth joined the labor movement in 1966 as research director for the United Packinghouse Workers of America. He became organizing director and was affiliated for more than four decades with AFSCME, one of the country’s biggest labor unions, where he devised the nation’s very first living-wage campaign; and WHEREAS, before joining the union, Mr. Booth was a national leader of Students for a Democratic Society and in 1965 helped SDS organize the first major march on Washington, DapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2076 1 RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT OF CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS DAVID R. RAMOS AND JEROME TURBYVILLE AND WHEELING DETECTIVE IGNACIO OROPEZAConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT OF CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS DAVID R. RAMOS AND JEROME TURBYVILLE AND WHEELING DETECTIVE IGNACIO OROPEZA WHEREAS, On November 12, 2017 at 3:20p.m., a family drove to the Wheeling Walgreens store to purchase diapers. The father went inside the store leaving his wife, three-year old son, and one-week old son inside their idling vehicle. As the father was shopping, an unknown male offender entered the vehicle and drove away with the mother and children; and WHEREAS, after Wheeling Police Department Officers and Detectives responded to the scene, an emergency ISPERN broadcast and an AMBER alert were issued to help locate the family in danger. A short time later the mother and two children were located safe more than 20 miles away in the Belmont area in Chicago, after the suspect abandoned the family in their vehicle, taking with him their cell phone and credit cards; and WHEREAS, Wheeling Police Detective Ignacio Oropeza worked on securing and viewing the surveillance videos recovered from Walgreens and a Mobil approvePass Action details Not available
18-2079 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF BILL TIKNISConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF BILL TIKNIS WHEREAS, Almighty God in his infinite wisdom called William Tiknis from our midst on November 20, 2017; and WHEREAS, Bill Tiknis, born in Chicago on November 11, 1928 to William and Sophie, beloved husband to the late Charlotte Lange, loving father of Clay (Kathe), Mark (Pat) and the late Cory, cherished grandfather of Laurel Tiknis, Zac (Julie) Tiknis, Noah Tiknis, Thoreau Tiknis and Sophie Tiknis, proud great grandfather of Oscar and Henry, and dear brother of Julie Costello, Jeannie Rasmussen, was very active in his community for the majority of his life; and WHEREAS, “Tik” was a long-time resident and public official to the citizens of Bartlett who was fundamental in facilitating and creating many of the amenities available in Bartlett today; and WHEREAS, in 1956 Bill and his family moved to Bartlett by accident, as Bill described it; and WHEREAS, Bill served in multiple public service roles after moving to town such as a Bartlett Volunteer fireman for 14 years, and Village Trustee for 10 yapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2082 1 HONORING HOWARD BROWN HEALTH, ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING HOWARD BROWN HEALTH, ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS WHEREAS, February 7, 2018 marks the 18th year of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Black populations in the United States as a national response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in African-American communities; and, WHEREAS, Howard Brown Health, with multiple health clinics spanning the far north sides and south sides of the City, exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness; and, WHEREAS, Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) organizations; and, WHEREAS, the agency serves more than 30,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary meapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2083 1 COMMEMORATING THE BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER COMPANYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER COMPANY WHEREAS, Each year, February marks the celebration of Black History month; and, WHEREAS, Black Ensemble Theater, located in Cook County’s 10th District, is dedicated to providing programming that helps to heal the damaging effects of racism through its productions and educational outreach programming serving youth and challenged communities; and, WHEREAS, the Black Ensemble Theater was founded in 1976 by the renowned actress, producer, and playwright Jackie Taylor; and, WHEREAS, the Black Ensemble Theater has grown from a small community arts organization to a vibrant nationally and internationally legendary arts institution; and, WHEREAS, the Black Ensemble Theater is a leader and innovator in the African-American and mainstream arts communities and is recognized as one of the most diverse theaters in the country, producing excellent musical theater; and, WHEREAS, the mission of the Black Ensemble Theater is to eradicate racism and its damaging effects upon our society through the utilization oapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2084 1 CONGRATULATING DOUG WYMAN ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING DOUG WYMAN ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY WHEREAS, Doug Wyman was born on January 9, 1928 and recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and; WHEREAS, Doug Wyman has served as t the past president of VMA and served in 12 election campaigns, and; WHEREAS, Doug Wyman also volunteered with Housing Forward and the CROP walk and has been an incredible staple in his community, and; WHEREAS, Doug Wyman is a longtime Oak Parker with a wonderful personality and vigor for life, and; WHEREAS, Doug Wyman continues to serve his community through his civic engagement and by serving as the co-host of the popular Doris Davenport Radio Show. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IS RESOLVED, by the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners that we congratulate Doug Wyman and that the sincere appreciation of the President at the Cook County Board of Commissioners is extended to Doug Wyman to celebrate his 90th birthday.approvePass Action details Not available
18-2085 1 HONORING A GREATER GOOD FOUNDATION FOR BEING OF SERVICE TO THE AT RISK YOUTHConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING A GREATER GOOD FOUNDATION FOR BEING OF SERVICE TO THE AT RISK YOUTH WHEREAS, A Greater Good Foundation was founded by Anthony Garland, Chuck Carter and Cody Cotton in June 2016, and; WHEREAS, A Greater Good Foundation was founded to impact the lives of youth by developing their mind, body, and spirit, and; WHEREAS, A Greater Good Foundation has designed a residential extended learning community that focuses on social-emotional learning, financial literacy, community service and post-secondary college/career navigation, and; WHEREAS, A Greater Good Foundation’s unique residential extended learning approach enables them to create a subculture of excellence while providing wrap around services to youth living in Cook County, and; WHEREAS, A Greater Good Foundation is working towards their goal to build Chicago’s first private boarding school to serve high-risk youth. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners that we honor A Greater Good Foundation and that the sincere appreciation of the PrapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2086 1 CONGRATULATING OPERATION UPLILFT, INC. CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING OPERATION UPLILFT, INC. CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY WHEREAS, Operation Uplift, Inc. was founded in 1968 to provide self-help development services to the unemployed, underemployed and low-income residents of the Proviso Township and Western Chicago metropolitan area, and; WHEREAS, Operation Uplift, Inc. also designs strategies that promote academic, social, cultural and economic advancement for individuals and minority small business owners, and; WHEREAS, Operation Uplift, Inc. has served over 35,000 low to medium income individuals and families, and; WHEREAS, Operation Uplift, Inc. collaborates with other agencies including the Cook County Department of Planning, The United Way of Metro-Chicago, Illinois Department of Human Services - Substance Abuse Department, the Maywood Chamber of Commerce, Elementary School Districts 88,89, 92, Maywood Public Library, Triton College as well as Proviso Township High Schools District 209 in order to create solutions to some of the biggest problems faced by our community, and; WHEREAS, OpeapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2101 1  Consent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE OF JAMES WILLIAM MEEKS WHEREAS, on December 24, 2017, Almighty God in His Infinite wisdom called James William Meeks from our midst; and WHEREAS, On January 1, 1927, James William Meeks was born in Carrolton, Mississippi to the union of Annie and Charlie Meeks, to this union he was the oldest of three boys; and WHEREAS, James William Meeks had little formal education he was the jack-of-all trades, could fix almost anything and always had an extremely rigorous work ethic; and WHEREAS, James William Meeks married Esther Mae Smith on May 16, 1947 at the courthouse in Grenada, Mississippi on their lunch breaks where he was a short order cook and Esther was a maid at a hotel; and WHEREAS, their Seventy year union four children were born; Annie Lou, William Charles, Delores and James Trent; and WHEREAS, in 1952 James and Esther moved to Chicago, Illinois to provide a better life for their growing family; and WHEREAS, James worked briefly for his uncle before getting a job at Kentile Flooring where he was dedicated employeapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2103 1 Patricia DonovanConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION PATRICIA DONOVAN, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Patricia Donovan (nee Carney) from our midst; and WHEREAS, Patricia Donovan was the devoted mother of Kevin (Debby), Laura (Brendan) Foley, Amy (Michael) Degnan, and the late Brian (Kim); and WHEREAS, Patricia Donovan was the loving grandmother of Kelsey, Patrick, Peter, MaryKate, T-Bone, Alexis, Makayla, Maura, Meghan, Dan (Amanda), Riley and Conor; and WHEREAS, Patricia Donovan was the dearest great grandmother of Brian and Avery; and WHEREAS, Patricia Donovan was the dear sister of Laverne Dybicz and the late Barbara Stroden; and WHEREAS, Patricia Donovan was the fond aunt of many nieces and nephews; and WHEREAS, Patricia Donovan touched the lives of many and will be remembered by all who knew her; and WHEREAS, all who knew her will attest that Patricia Donovan was a kind and compassionate woman, virtuous of character and gentle in spirit, admired and respected by her many friends and neighbors, and dearly loved by her family; and NOW, THEREFapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2110 1 HONORING THE ABOLITION INSTITUTEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE ABOLITION INSTITUTE WHEREAS, The Abolition Institute is a group formed in 2013 to end slavery in Mauritania, West Africa - a nation where race and descent based slavery is still widespread and where enslaved people face abuses similar to those experienced by slaves in our own country prior to the Civil War; and WHEREAS, The Abolition Institute, based in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, draws inspiration from abolitionists from Illinois who risked their lives to fight slavery and made our state known throughout the world as a beacon of freedom; and WHEREAS, The Abolition Institute has worked in partnership with U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin and members of Congress from both parties to direct more than 5 million dollars towards efforts to address slavery and its legacy in Mauritania and its region; and WHEREAS, The Abolition Institute has been profiled by media outlets throughout the world, including CNN, for its dedication to keeping the spirit of abolition alive in the 21st century; and WHEREAS, this work is more important than ever approvePass Action details Not available
18-2115 1 HONORING UNDER CARREY’S CARE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTERSConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING UNDER CARREY’S CARE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTERS WHEREAS, Under Carrey’s Care is a community-based early childhood center serving children from 6 weeks through 13 years of age; and WHEREAS, Under Carrey’s Care is part of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Accredited Center (NAEYC) and has acquired the Illinois Gold Circle of Quality on an ongoing basis at all facilities which serve over 200 children; and WHEREAS, “Shaping Young Minds” serves as the motto and mission of Under Carrey’s Care believes all children deserve care from adults in their communities; and WHEREAS, Under Carrey’s Care is committed to working with children’s families and reaching out to community agencies, local businesses, parks and schools in addition to the children who enter its doors on a daily basis; and WHEREAS, the center has partnered with South Suburban College, the Village of Riverdale and several other childcare centers to implement the first Early Learning Cohort for students wanting to earn an Associate Degree in Early CapprovePass Action details Not available
18-2121 1 HONORING HOPE FOR THE DAYConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION HONORING HOPE FOR THE DAY WHEREAS, Hope For The Day, founded in 2011, is one of the nation’s most innovative youth suicide prevention and mental health organizations that helps young people use music, the arts and creative expression to overcome depression and other challenges; and WHEREAS, Hope For The Day is addressing one of the greatest problems in our country with more than 45,000 Americans taking their own lives annually and the rate of suicides by young people between the ages of 15 and 24 climbing each year; and WHEREAS, Hope For The Day has built a diverse coalition of musicians, artists, writers and other creative leaders to share their personal experiences with depression to raise awareness of the importance of seeking help; and WHEREAS, Hope For The Day is, in partnership with Dark Matter Coffee, opening this spring a first-of-its kind coffee shop and resource center called Sip of Hope at 3039 W. Fullerton which will raise funds for youth suicide prevention and provide frontline resources for anyone struggling with depression;approvePass Action details Not available
18-2125 1 HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF DR. IRENE H. BRODIEConsent Calendar ResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF DR. IRENE H. BRODIE WHEREAS, Dr. Irene H. Brodie lived in Robbins, IL and was a Cook County resident who was a long-time public servant dedicated to improving the community; and WHEREAS, she served as a sixth grade teacher at Kellar Junior High School in Robbins, taught English at Richards High School and later became assistant principal at Turner Elementary School; and WHEREAS, she also served as Professor of Communication at Moraine Valley Community College and then Dean of Basic Education/Academic Skills; and WHEREAS, she served as Village Clerk for Robbins, Illinois for twelve years and went on to serve as Mayor of the Village of Robbins for 24 years before retiring in 2013; and WHEREAS, she served as Secretary of the National Conference of Black Mayors and was a member of the South Suburban Mayors Association and President Clinton’s Environmental Think-Tank Group; and WHEREAS, she led the School for Special Children as president and The Ada S. McKinley as a member of its board of directors and served as aapprovePass Action details Not available