Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison Appoints Doriene Prorak as Norwood Park Committeeman

Cook County GOP Chairman Sean M. Morrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Doriene Prorak to the post of Norwood Park Township Republican Committeeman.

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Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison Appoints Michael Baumer as Hanover Township Committeeman

Cook County Commissioner Sean M. Morrison is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Baumer to the post of Hanover Township Republican Committeeman effective immediately.

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Cook County GOP Seeking Candidates for Statewide and Countywide Office

The Cook County Republican Party is seeking candidates to run for Statewide and Countywide offices for the March 2018 primary election.

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Cook GOP Seeking Interested Parties for Committeemen Positions

Cook County Republican Party Chairman, Sean M. Morrison, is seeking interested parties to fill vacancies in Committeemen posts in Chicago Wards and Suburban Townships.

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Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider To Speak at Palos/Orland GOP Meeting

Illinois State Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider will be the guest speaker at the Palos/Orland GOP monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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Chairman Morrison Announces Danielle Mergner as New Trier Committeeman

Cook County Republican Party Chairman, Sean M. Morrison, announced today that he has appointed Danielle Mergner to the post of New Trier Township Republican Committeeman.

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Commissioner Sean M. Morrison Calls for Assistance in Stemming Violence in Chicago

What will it take for the brutal reality of violence to hit home for the elected officials of Chicago and Cook County to take additional action above and beyond existing measures?

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New Trier Township Republican Committeeman Vacancy

Cook County Republican Party Chair, Sean M. Morrison announced today that there is a vacancy in the New Trier Township Republican Committeeman post. All interested Republicans may apply by email at CookGOP@comcast.net with your resume and any questions you have about this vacancy.

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Cook County Assessor Opens Senior Exemption Filing Period

Cook County Commissioner and Cook GOP Chairman, Sean M. Morrison is pleased to announce that the filing period for Senior Citizen property tax exemptions for the 2016 tax year is now open.

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Cook County Commissioners Appoint Stephen Palmer of La Grange to the Metra Board of Directors

Cook County Commissioners Appoint Stephen Palmer of La Grange to the Metra Board of Directors 

Chicago, IL – Cook County Commissioners representing Suburban Metra District #3 met this afternoon to fill the Metra board vacancy left by the Hon. Brian Reaves of Lemont who resigned from the Metra Board effective October 14. Commissioners unanimously selected Stephen Palmer of La Grange who will serve out the remainder of the board term which expires on June 30, 2019.

Stephen Palmer is the owner and operator of Palmer Place restaurant located in the Village of La Grange. Family-owned and operated since 1983, Palmer Place is a casual dining restaurant serving residents of the western suburbs of Cook County and beyond. Stephen oversees and administers all operational and management components of the business and under his leadership Palmer Place has more than doubled its business and staffs over 100 employees. Stephen is also very active in numerous aspects of the community from business organizations to governmental commissions & committees to charitable foundations & organizations.

“Stephen Palmer will bring his successful business acumen to the oversight responsibilities of the Metra Board of Directors which makes him an exceptional choice. I’m very confident Stephen will represent suburban Metra District #3 with the highest level of integrity and professionalism,” stated Commissioner Sean Morrison. 

Suburban Metra District #3 is comprised of Berwyn, Cicero, Lemont, Lyons, Orland, Palos, Proviso, Riverside and Stickney townships and the appointment process is conducted by weighted vote, which includes Commissioners Sean Morrison (46.71%), Jeffrey Tobolski (30.67%), Richard Boykin (11.85%), Edward Moody (6.38%), John Daley (4.29%) and Peter Silvestri (0.11%).

“I recognize the numerous tasks that lie ahead for Metra and they’re quite significant.  Stabilizing finances, upgrading equipment and infrastructure, investing in new innovations and technologies, and providing the very best customer service. I look forward to working with the administration and the entire board to be proactive and solution-based with ideas, recommendations and constructive criticism when necessary,” said Stephen Palmer. 

The 11-member Metra Board of Directors is made up of members representing the six-county Chicago metropolitan area, generally meets once a month to discuss various matters such as Capital Oversight, Audit & Finance, Real Estate & Contract Management and Employment Practices.

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