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AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING THE COOK COUNTY CODE

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Date Introduced: 2/15/2006
Date Passed:
7/12/2006

Sponsors:
Butler, Claypool, Collins, Daley, Gorman, Goslin, Hansen, Maldonado, Moreno, Murphy, Peraica, Quigley, Silvestri, Sims, Steele, Stroger, Suffredin
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Summary:

The enacting Ordinance of the Cook County Code of Ordinances


Activity Log:

2/15/2006
Referred to the Committee on Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations
6/27/2006
Approved by Committee on Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations

Full Text of Legislation:

06-O-28

ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND ENACTING

THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF AND FOR THE AMENDMENT AND REPEAL OF CERTAIN COOK COUNTY ORDINANCES

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of Cook County, Illinois (“Board”), is the legislative body of the County of Cook (“County”), a home rule unit of local government as provided for in the Illinois Constitution of 1970, and in this capacity the Board adopts Ordinances and Resolutions which apply within and pertain to the affairs of the County; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinances and Resolutions adopted by the Board are numbered and made available to the public by the Clerk of Cook County, Illinois; and

WHEREAS, the Board desires to adopt a codified version of its Ordinances and Resolutions which shall be known as the “Code of Ordinances of Cook County, Illinois” or the “Cook County Code,” utilizing subject matter divisions and a convenient numbering system reviewed by the State’s Attorney of Cook County and approved by the Board; and

WHEREAS, this Board desires that the Cook County Code be published and updated regularly, and has contracted with the Municipal Code Corporation to perform these functions and to make the Cook County Code available to the public on the internet through a link placed on the County’s website located at www.cookcountygov.com and the Cook County Clerk’s website located at www.cookctyclerk.com; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Code, as adopted by this Ordinance, includes provisions for the amendment and repeal of Ordinances and Resolutions previously adopted by the Board and for the continued validity of certain Ordinances and Resolutions previously adopted by the Board, and also includes provision for the imposition of penalties for violations of the Cook County Code;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Designation of Adopting Ordinance.
This Ordinance, which provides for the adoption of a Code of Ordinances of Cook County, Illinois, shall be known as the “Cook County Code Adoption Ordinance of 2006.”
Section 2. Adoption of Code.
The document entitled the "Cook County Code, a Code of Ordinances of Cook County, Illinois,” a copy of which is attached hereto, is hereby adopted subject to the incorporation of the additions, modifications and corrections authorized by this Board in Section 8 below into the text of said Cook County Code prior to its publication. The Cook County Code shall be binding and effective as to the ordinances included therein.
Section 3. Legislation of a General and Permanent Nature.
For purposes of this Cook County Code Adoption Ordinance of 2006, any legislation adopted by the Board prior to October 1, 2006 that contains provisions that are of a general and permanent nature shall be considered an “ordinance.”
Section 4. Ordinances Omitted from Code Saved.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Cook County Code Adoption Ordinance of 2006, any ordinance inadvertently or intentionally omitted from the Cook County Code shall be binding and effective as adopted by the County Board and shall be maintained on file with the Cook County Clerk.
Section 5. Additions or Amendments to Cook County Code; Supplements.
Ordinances which add to or amend the Cook County Code and which are adopted by the Board after November 15, 2005 shall be incorporated into the Cook County Code and the Cook County Code shall be deemed to include such Ordinances as of the date of their adoption. Such Ordinances shall be published in Supplements issued at the direction of the Cook County Clerk at least annually and in the manner set forth in the Cook County Code. Such Supplements may be incorporated into the primary document known as the Cook County Code as directed by the Cook County Clerk and without further action by the Board, as provided in the Cook County Code.
Section 6. Penalties for Code Violations.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided in the Cook County Code, a violation of any provision of the Code or any rule or regulation adopted in accordance therewith shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000.00, as provided in Section 1-10 of the Cook County Code, as adopted.
Section 7. Exercise of Home Rule Authority.
This Cook County Code Adoption Ordinance of 2006 and the Cook County Code adopted hereby is an exercise of the home rule powers granted to the County of Cook under Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970.
Section 8. Additions, Modifications and Corrections Prior to Publication and Effective Date.
The Cook County Clerk shall be authorized to direct that modifications and corrections be made to the text of this Cook County Code prior to the publication and effective date of the Cook County Code that are not substantive in nature, including, but not limited to, corrections of typographical, spelling, spacing, punctuation, citation and factual errors; deletion or modification of footnotes, as appropriate; and modifications to the numbering, lettering or ordering of any provisions of the Cook County Code.
In addition, the Cook County Clerk shall be authorized to direct that revisions be made to the introductory materials found on pages 1-6 of the Cook County Code and that additions be made to the text of this Cook County Code prior to the publication and effective date of the Cook County Code, of any ordinance, or amendments to ordinances, passed by the Board through November 15, 2005 which were inadvertently omitted from the Cook County Code.
The Clerk is authorized to instruct Municipal Code Corporation to print the completed Cook County Code in a double column format omitting all material indicated by coding to be deleted and omitting all underlining.
Section 9. Effective Date.
This Cook County Code Adoption Ordinance of 2006 shall be effective on October 1, 2006.

Approved and adopted this 12th day of July 2006.


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