New rules to shorten meeting days, streamline and rein in public testimony, and help coordinate care for the uninsured at the Cook County Health and Hospital System are all up for committee consideration today, starting at 9:30 this morning.  

Yesterday’s committee meetings flew by. Workers Compensation Committee and the Finance Subcommittee on Litigation, per usual, were conducted in executive session. Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee was canceled at the direction of its chair, Comm. Larry Suffredin (D-13) to allow for further consideration of his substituted pharmaceutical disposal ordinance. The sole item in Veterans Affairs Committee, a widely sponsored ordinance mandating additional reporting and outreach for veteran contractors, passed with little discussion (more details in our preview). We’ve given an overview of the subject matter hearing on the changes to the county’s property tax incentives to reflect the new Industrial Growth Zone initiative below.

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