Submit your Innovation!


In these difficult economic times, innovative thinking is more important than ever. Cook County government is facing significant challenges. Cook County must address a 21% budget gap for the remaining three quarters of FY2011. Fresh thinking is needed to help solve this budget crisis and put Cook County on a sustainable path.

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants your ideas on how to build Cook County into the best-run county government in the country.

As citizens, you have firsthand knowledge of how government in Cook County works, and the ways in which it doesn’t. President Toni Preckwinkle has made an unwavering commitment to open, honest and efficient government that provides higher quality services at lower costs.

Your ideas, in combination with our own commitments laid out in the transition report, can help transform County government.

The County is looking for your innovative, high impact ideas that will create greater fiscal responsibility, increase transparency and accountability, improve services, and make the County into an innovative leader.

Thank you for submitting your ideas.

* Title of the Idea

* Your/Team Contact Information

* Goals that the innovation achieves (mark all that apply)

* What is your idea?
(Please write a description of your project or proposal.)

* What is the problem you're solving? What impact will it have on County government?
(Please describe the problem and how solving it will impact County Government.)

* How can Cook County achieve your idea?
(Please list the key activities.)

* What makes your idea innovative or original?
(Please describe what makes your idea unique.)