Due to the current health crisis, there is no in-person participation for the County Board and Forest Preserve Board meetings. The President and Commissioners will participate remotely. The public can watch the meetings live at: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/watch-live-board-proceedings

The public can still testify at all Meetings. There are two methods for providing remote testimony: Live Remote Testimony or Written Testimony. The form to testify is found below.

LIVE REMOTE TESTIMONY GUIDELINES
  • Registration to provide live remote testimony is online and will close 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED START OF THE MEETING. No registrations to speak will be accepted after that time.
  • Speakers must provide a name, a valid e-mail address and a phone number to be able to provide live remote testimony. PLEASE VERIFY ACCURACY. WE WILL NOT CALL TO CONFIRM THIS INFORMATION. Failure to provide all of these will result in your registration being converted to written testimony only.
  • On or around 9 a.m. Central Time on the morning of the meeting, a Microsoft Teams link and phone number to join the meeting will be sent to all live (virtual) speakers.
  • You may not log into the meeting until the schedule meeting time.
  • You may not forward the link to anyone. To reduce the chance of meeting disruption, MEETING PARTICIPANTS WHO FORWARD LINKS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE MEETING, AS WILL THOSE WHO RECEIVED THE FORWARDED LINK.
  • Speaking order is to be determined by the Chair. You will have three (3) minutes to make your statement. Once your statement is completed, you will be removed from the meeting.
  • Once removed, you will still be able to follow the proceedings for that day at:
https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/watch-live-board-proceedings

WRITTEN TESTIMONY GUIDELINES
  • Written comments provided at least 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting will be forwarded to all Commissioners prior to the meeting and be posted on the meeting page as an official part of the record for that meeting.
  • Written comments received within 24 hours of the meeting will still be posted on the meeting page as an official part of the record, but not forwarded prior to the meeting.
  • If you have additional material for the Board (or committee) to consider, please email testimony to cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov and indicate a desire that your testimony be entered into the record.

All written comment which complies with County Board Rules will be posted online on either the County Legislative Site at: https://cook-county.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
  
or Forest Preserve District Legislative site: https://fpdcc.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Look for the "Meeting Details" link for each meeting.

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* 1. Please provide some basic information

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* 2.
Tell us which meeting you wish to be recorded as a witness. If you don't know the meeting or date, we can help at 312.603.6398 or cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov. You can also look up using the County Calendar or the Forest Preserve Calendar. Please fill out a separate form for each meeting at which you wish to speak. 

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* 3.
Tell us the File ID number (example 17-0000) of the item on which you are registering your position. If you don't know the number, we can help at 312.603.6398 or cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov. You can also look it up using the County Calendar or the Forest Preserve Calendar

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* 4. What do you want to do?

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* 5. Written Statement? You can type or copy/paste any written statement you want included in the meeting record here. If this is not enough space, or you have other attachments for distribution, please email them to cookcounty.board@cookcountyil.gov

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* 6. Please Indicate if you are only submitting written testimony or if you wish to address the Committee live (virtually) at the meeting.

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* 7. If requesting to address the Committee live (virtually), please provide an email address and phone number (This is required to receive and an invitation to the virtual meeting).

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