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January, 2016

Volunteers Countdown the Final Week before this year's Food Checkout Day

Oooh! Our Public Relations Team took a quick break from the final preparations for this year's Food Checkout Day to snap a quick picture to help us countdown the final week to Food Checkout Day!
Please drop off any donations at the Farm Bureau office located at 6438 Joliet Road in Countryside.  Food and cash donations can be accepted until Feb. 8!

Farm Bureau Gathering Signatures to Amend Illinois Constitution

Along with members of the Illinois Fair Map coalition, Cook County Farm Bureau is collecting signatures to amend the Illinois Constitution Legislative Redistricting Process.

The amendment would create an independent redistricting commission to draw Illinois legislative districts by an unbiased third party.  The districts will not be based on political affiliation and prior election results.  The districts will be compact, contiguous, and impartial to party or incumbency.  The amendment also establishes that legislative districts should follow county, township, and municipal boundaries as much as possible.

Copies of the petition will be available at the Farm Bureau office.  If you are a registered voter and are unable to travel to the office in Countryside, please contact Bona Heinsohn at bona@cookcfb.org or (708) 354-3276 to see what arrangements can be made.

Farm Bureau Volunteers Support area Ronald McDonald Houses

Did you know that CCFB donates ag-friendly books to schools that participate in the Food Checkout Day School Food Drive? Join area elementary students and support this year's Food Checkout Day by donating food or cash! Donations can be accepted at the Farm Bureau office until Feb. 8. 

Small Enough to Listen, Large Enough to Deliver by Sean Wells, CEO IAA Credit Union

Small Enough to Listen, Large Enough to Deliver [ 0 ] January 7, 2016 | Sean Wells, CEO “Small Enough to Listen, Large Enough to Deliver” – This is the tagline for a construction company whose site I ran across some time ago on the internet.   There was something about this message that made it personal, relevant and compelling enough that I copied it in my ever-present daily planner.   The message of this tagline is the strategy that IAACU wants to communicate through our products, services and interactions. As the staff and board of IAACU consider the future of this institution one point stands firm; our desire to greatly esteem the relationships our team has with our members. Some of our members don’t make strong connections with our staff, they just use IAACU to meet their general banking needs – and that’s alright.  But there are others who see us as an extension of their family; we have contact with them almost daily.  W ...

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Candidates for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District- 6 Year Term

BACKGROUND Candidate’s name:  R. Cary Capparelli Candidate for:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/247782418714303/?pnref=lhc Website: rcarycapparelli.com What do you consider to be the major issue(s) as it pertains to the office you are seeking facing Cook County? Safe water management is the single most important responsibility of the MWRDGC Commissioners. Safeguarding our entire water supply is imperative because water is the lifeline of our society. This means both the fresh ‘new’ water, we use and the sludge, the ‘old’ water, we discard by regular citizens, industry and agriculture. And safe water management must be compatible and work in tandem with lakefront, riverfront and canal development to achieve environmental and economic harmony. However, there are a multitude of components to protecting our water. Three important initiatives I would focus on as Commissioner would be: 1) to maintain a ...

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Candidates for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District- 2 Year Term

BACKGROUND Candidate’s name: Tom Greenhaw Candidate for:  Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 2-year term Twitter: twitter.com/tgreenhaw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomgreenhawmwrd Website:  http://www.tomgreenhaw.com What do you consider to be the major issue(s) as it pertains to the office you are seeking facing Cook County? If elected my top priorities would be greatly expanding the use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater, implementing a robust pharmaceutical disposal program to reduce the amount of pharmaceutical compounds entering our waterways, and ensuring that more is done to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. I fully and emphatically support the increased use of green infrastructure, and would make this my top area of focus as an MWRD Commissioner. While the TARP program and other “grey infrastructure” projects undertaken by the district may help reduce flooding and CSO’s, at this point I believe the foc ...

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Democratic Candidates for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

BACKGROUND Candidate’s name: Dorothy Brown Candidate for:  Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Twitter: ClerkBrown 2016 Facebook: Re-Elect Dorothy Brown Website:  www.friendsofdorothybrown.org   What do you consider to be the major issue(s) facing Cook County? The major issue facing Cook County’s justice agencies is the continuing fragmentation of information sharing across agencies. There is good news on this front, though. In December 2015, the Cook County Board finally approved funding for purchase of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) to facilitate communications between the different software applications used by the Chief Judge, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Public Defender, Sheriff, State’s Attorney and the Cook County Bureau of Technology. The “Bus” was the brainchild of the Cook County Integrated Criminal Justice Information Systems (“CCICJIS”) Committee, which I organized and have chaired since 2002.   Our goal was to dev ...

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2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show...Discounted Tickets for Members

2016 Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Chicago's Navy Pier March 12th-20th CCFB Members save $4 on advanced, online ticket purchases (purchased before March 12th) or Save $2 if purchased after March 12th and up until the last day of the show. To purchase your discounted tickets to the Flower and Garden show, please visit: http://chicagoflower.com/tickets/ and use Code: CCFB16 · *Advance Weekday ticket prices: $13 ($17 if purchased at the Navy Pier Box Office) · *Advance Weekend ticket prices: $15 ($19 if purchased at the Navy Pier Box Office) *Must purchase tickets before March 12th · Online Weekday ticket price: $15 (purchased on or after March 12th) · Online Weekend ticket price: $17 (purchased on or after March 12th) · Children Ticket Price (Ages 4-12): $5 Flower & Garden Show Hours: Sunday thru Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   •  Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  ******************* Also. ...

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Farm Bureau Cares...

'Farm Bureau Cares Day' found 10 Cook County Farm Bureau volunteers (and Corny Calvin) joining with 46 other area citizens to pack food for needy children in Haiti, at Schaumburg's Feed My Starving Children Charity this morning.  The group packed 101 boxes representing 21,816 meals to feed 59 kids for a year. 

 

 

 

Team Members Support this year's Food Checkout Day

Help us raise food and cash donations for the families who call Ronald McDonald House "home" by supporting this year's Food Checkout Day. Donations can be dropped off at the Farm Bureau office!

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