March 29, 2015 – Editorial: Bail skimming looks like unfair scam

By the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board

People who are found not guilty of crimes shouldn’t have to pay a dime in penalty. But they do in many ways, of course, such as having to pay for lawyers.

One of the …

March 9, 2015: Ending the ‘innocence tax’ in Cook County

By Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business

You might call it a tax on innocence, a levy on some people who least can afford to pay it. And now a group of public officials is proposing to ease it, at least …

Upcoming Jefferson Township Tax Appeals Workshop

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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 …