Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
  Cook County is the second most populous county in the nation. It is the 19th largest government in the U.S.
   
     
     
     



Cook County census panel seeks outreach help for hard-to-count communities

Monday, August 19, 2019

by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

The Cook County Complete Count Census Commission invites community-based organizations and local bodies of government within Cook County to submit applications for funding to conduct Census outreach initiatives in hard-to-count communities.

As part of its program to motivate hard-to-count residents to participate in the Census, Cook County is allocating up to $1 million for outreach initiatives of community-based organizations and local bodies of government that are approved by the Cook County Complete Count Census Commission. Up to $25,000 will be allocated per applicant to be used toward community-based education, outreach and assistance efforts for hard-to-count communities in Cook County.

"The 2020 Census is vital to our work in Cook County," stated Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. "Every resident of the county must be counted so that we are able to keep federal funds coming to allocate for critical services such as health care, transportation and community development."

Motivating hard-to-count residents in Cook County to participate in the Census will require robust and coordinated outreach by community-based organizations and local governments. Given their deep relationships with and knowledge of hard-to-count populations, community-based organizations and local governments are trusted messengers and will be critical to ensure hard-to-count residents are counted.

"The 2020 Census gives us a once in a decade opportunity to shape the future of Cook County," said Commissioner Moore. "The work of our Complete Count Census Commission to fund countywide census outreach efforts will ensure that all residents are made aware of the importance of their participation in the 2020 Census and how they will ultimately directly or indirectly benefit from the county's economic, health and public safety resources."

The first round of applications is due Oct. 1. All funding is subject to the continued availability of funds.

For information and to download the application, please visit the county's website at: www.cookcountyil.gov/census.

The United States Census counts every resident in the United States every 10 years. Cook County is looking ahead to the 2020 Census to ensure that every resident is counted and Cook County is accurately represented. The county has set aside $2 million to assist in Census outreach efforts. In June 2019, Cook County Board president and the Board of Commissioners established the Complete Count Census Commission to guide the County's work on the 2020 Census, and in July 2019, appointed 15 members to the commission.



Recent Headlines

Elevating Evanston Youth
Monday, February 24, 2020
Northwestern

Cook County Health finance chief departs
Monday, February 24, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

$14 million settlement proposed in lawsuit over Cook County inmates masturbating in front of female public defenders
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

The correct response to violent crime? Believe it or not, we're seeing it in Cook County.
Friday, February 21, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

For The First Time In More Than A Decade, The Waitlist For Suburban Public Housing Is Opening
Friday, February 21, 2020
WBEZ News

Flashback: Cook County Hospital was home to big egos, surgical drama and stalwarts who found purpose in treating the poor
Friday, February 21, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Can courts do more to force FOID card violators to give up their guns?
Monday, February 17, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Keep the Cook County Health board independent
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Park Ridge looks to move 911 dispatching services to Cook County call center
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Editorial: A report’s flaws suggest: Cook County bail reforms may have endangered the public
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Offering rehab instead of jail time, ‘Drug Court’ gives some a second chance
Thursday, February 13, 2020
WGN News

Preckwinkle aide barred from her offices after sexual harassment incident
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

New outreach group combating Cook County’s opioid crisis by offering treatment, hope
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
WGN News

Evanston Officials Eye County Grant for Construction of New Animal Shelter
Monday, February 10, 2020
Evanston RoundTable

CTA to spend $38 million studying Red Line extension
Monday, February 10, 2020
Chicago Tribune

In Illinois — the Prairie State — little prairie land remains. But work is being done to save what’s left in Cook County and restore more.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Brookfield Zoo chief heads for the exits
Thursday, February 06, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Suspect in weekend killing of Cook County inmate accused of beating another detainee in November attack captured on video
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Chicago Tribune

MacArthur grants Cook County another $2.5 million for criminal justice reform
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Property tax hikes won’t be that bad, new report says
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP