- Posted by Barrington Hills
- On May 20, 2020
Commissioner Morrison’s Press Release May 22, 2020
Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison will host a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Friday at 1:00 p.m. to discuss COVID-19 response and resources with Elk Grove Township Supervisor Mike Sweeney, Hanover Township Supervisor Brian McGuire, and Schaumburg Township Supervisor Tim Heneghan. The town hall will be live streamed on Commissioner Morrison’s Facebook page.
Commissioner Morrison and the Township Supervisors will provide an update on actions taken by Cook County and the Townships to ensure the health and safety of residents as well as take questions and share resources available to assist individuals, families, and businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. All participants stressed the importance of keeping constituents informed and continuing to provide opportunities for constituents to speak to them directly about issues that are important to them.
“We are living through an unprecedented moment in history. I am committed to doing whatever I can to ensure the safety and well-being of those here in the 15th District, including keeping everyone informed and creating opportunities for residents to share their needs, concerns, and questions,” said Commissioner Kevin Morrison. “I’m looking forward to a constructive discussion concerning services being offered at the township level at this time.”
Townships continue to provide support to residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, even if many programs and services have moved online.
“Townships are stepping up in extraordinary ways to provide support for our residents. At the Township of Schaumburg, we’ve quickly modified operations to safely serve thousands of people in the food pantry, moved events online to keep our older adults and people with disabilities engaged, are continuing life-saving services like transportation to dialysis and much more,” said Supervisor Heneghan. “We remain committed to serving the community and hope to be a source of stability for those most in-need.”
Supervisor McGuire noted that many residents are utilizing Hanover Township services for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“Since March, the Township Food Pantry has experienced more than 2,100 visits from residents all over the community, including a significant increase in first time users,” said Supervisor McGuire. “Now more than ever, Townships are being relied upon to act as a safety net for seniors, the disabled, low income – the most vulnerable members of our community.”
The COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall, which is the fourth in a series of Virtual Town Halls put on Commissioner Morrison, is an opportunity for residents to learn more about programs and services from townships that can help if they need assistance at any time, and not just during the pandemic.
“This is a great opportunity to share how townships serve our communities every day. During this difficult time, we continue to ramp up food pantry operations, offer rental assistance, provide tele-therapy, and offer transportation to senior and disabled residents. I look forward to discussing Elk Grove Township’s services during Commissioner Kevin Morrison’s Town Hall,” said Supervisor Sweeney.
The virtual town hall is free and open to the public. Residents are encouraged to submit questions beforehand to https://bit.ly/2ynnt9P or District15@cookcountyil.gov. For more information, contact (847) 519-7674 or email District15@CookCountyIL.gov. Details about the Town Hall are below.
COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall with Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Township Supervisors
Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 1:00 PM
Facebook Live Link: https://bit.ly/3dWUjNB
About Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison:
Cook County Commissioner Kevin B. Morrison represents the 15th District which includes the Townships of Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover and Schaumburg, as well as parts of Palatine and Wheeling Townships. A native of Elk Grove Village with a background in public service, Commissioner Morrison serves as Vice Chair of the Human Relations and Tax Delinquency committees and his core issues include improving access to mental health services and providing development opportunities and support for small businesses. For information, please contact the Commissioner’s office by calling (312) 603-6388 or visiting http://