Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Hospitals Chief Dr. Jay Shannon (right) discuss the impact of a Medicaid expansion rollback after the Cook County Board meeting on March 8, 2017. (Photo: A.D Quig)

Business at the Cook County Board flew by Wednesday, with all the action–including President Toni Preckwinkle’s post-meeting press conference–wrapping before 2:00 p.m. Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance adding “immigration status” to the list of protected classifications in the Cook County code, an extension for an electronic monitoring contract for the Cook County Jail, and a resolution condemning hate speech and actions.

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