November 18, 2014: No. 11 Lincoln bus supporters urge CTA to restore route

By Rosalind Rossi, Chicago Sun-Times

Scores of supporters of the gutted No. 11 Lincoln Avenue bus packed a Chicago Transit Authority budget hearing Monday night to urge the agency to fully restore the North Side route.

Two years ago, when …

November 14, 2014: Preckwinkle wins easy approval of $4 billion budget

By Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune

Despite dissent from a fellow Democrat, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Friday won easy approval for her $4 billion 2015 budget proposal that includes no new taxes, fines or fees.

Commissioner Larry Suffredin, …

June 5, 2014: Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance Unanimously Endorses Fritchey’s Plan

Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance in Cook County Should Move Ahead as Planned

Chicago, IL—On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Cook County Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance, a proposal from Cook County …

June 1, 2014: Pet Stores Sell Dogs Mass Produced, Putting An End to the Practice in Cook County

By: Steve Dale, Steve Dale’s Pet World

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (12th district) was on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio,  Listen HERE.

I explain the background of how the Puppy Mill Project has been …

May 21, 2014: Press Release from Commissioner Fritchey and City Clerk Susana Mendoza

Fritchey, Mendoza Blast Efforts to Gut Puppy Mill Ban

Introduced Measure Would Undo Recently Passed County Ordinance

(Chicago, IL) – Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12) and Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, the two local officials at the forefront of …

April 28, 2014: Proposed Resolution from Commissioner Fritchey

Submitting a Proposed Resolution sponsored by

 JOHN A. FRITCHEY, County Commissioner

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

URGING THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO FORM A TASK FORCE TO RESEARCH, DEVELOP AND INTRODUCE LEGISLATION FOR LEGALIZING AND REGULATING CANNABIS USE FOR ADULTS IN ILLINOIS

WHEREAS

April 2, 2014: Cook County Board could expand on recent Chicago puppy law

By Brian Slodysko, Chicago Sun-Times

A recent Chicago law targeting for-profit animal breeders who operate so-called “puppy mills” could soon be expanded to encompass all of Cook County.

The newly proposed ordinance, which the Cook County Board is expected to take up at …

Tax Exemption Workshops for Senior Citizens Tomorrow!

Property Tax Poster 2014

Helping Hands 2013 is here!

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October 16, 2013: Do we have the right people locked up?

By Mick Dumke, Chicago Reader

On August 8 Judge Laura Sullivan took her place on the bench in Cook County's central bond court, where the process of deciding who would sit in jail and who would walk free began just …