Detention of Juveniles under 13
The Illinois Appellate Court yesterday ruled that a Cook County Ordinance I sponsored, which prohibited the incarceration of juveniles under 13 at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, exceeded our Home Rule powers and was unenforceable.
I am disappointed in the ruling and hope that the Cook County Public Defender will petition for leave to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.
The ordinance was intended to protect juveniles from the harm that incarceration at an early age does to a child’s future.
Click here to read the opinion.
Temperatures are dropping. Cook County has opened emergency warming centers. For details on countywide locations click here
In Skokie the location is at Niles Township offices 5255 Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F
In Glenview there are three places the Glenview Public Library 1930 Glenview Road 9am to 9pm daily
Glenview Park Center 2400 Chestnut Ave Park Center Front Desk Hours:
M-F 9 am - 7:30 pm Sat & Sun 9 am - 3 pm
Glenview Municipal Center 2500 East Lake Ave.
Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton Street Skokie, IL
Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM
Skokie Park District Devonshire Cultural Center 4400 Greenwood Ave.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Skokie Park District Oakton Community Center 4701 Oakton Street
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Skokie Park District Weber Leisure Center 9300 Weber Park Place
Monday - Friday, 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
*In extreme weather conditions the Circuit Court of Cook County may designate Skokie Courthouse as a 24 hour emergency warming or cooling center
Residents should always follow these tips during cold weather to keep themselves and their families safe:
- Never use your oven for heat.
- Never bring charcoal or gas grills indoors (they are a carbon monoxide hazard).
- Make sure all portable heaters are unplugged when not in use.
- Use electric space heaters with extreme caution – avoid placing them near curtains or other flammable materials and turn them off before going to bed.
- Keep heat at adequate levels or leave faucets open with a slight drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
- Keep moving. Your body generates its own heat when you engage in physical activities.
Perkins Woods Workday (located at 2353 Ewing)
On December 7, there will be a workday to clear out young buckthorn, and also to cut young ash from the center of the woods.
This project is in preparation for a May workday planting shrubs.
Please contact Libby Hill if you would like to participate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details can be found here
Nov. 15 is Opening Day for Forest Preserves of Cook County Picnic and Special Event Permit Sales, 2020 Camping Reservations
Permits, reservations available online and in person for details click here