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Resolution Urging the Illinois General Assembly to Support and Pass Certain Bills to Benefit Cook County

April 6, 2005


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WHEREAS, The Illinois General Assembly is currently considering many bills that effect the services and operation of Cook County;

WHEREAS, The Cook County Board wishes to communicate its positions on certain bills pending before the General Assembly that effect the services and operation of Cook County;

WHEREAS, the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Cook County Board have met with the Presidentís Office on the following bills and have discussed what position the County should take concerning them;

WHEREAS, there is no opposition to the positions being proposed;

WHEREAS, it is important to inform the members of the General Assembly of the positions of the Cook County Board;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners supports the following bills and encourages their passage: Senate Bills 51, 75, 1443, 1444, and 1509 and House Bill 350;

AND, FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board oppose any bills that preempt the Constitutional Home Rule powers of Cook County or that imposes an unfunded mandate to spend Cook County funds;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that suitable copies of this resolution delivered to Governor Blagojevich, Senate President Emil Jones, Jr., House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and all members of the Illinois General Assembly who represent Cook County, Illinois;

AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect on the date of its passage and approval.

Approved and adopted this 6th day of April 2005.

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JOHN H. STROGER, JR., President

Cook County Board of Commissioners


Attest: DAVID ORR, County Clerk

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