Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider: Picnic Permits Now Available‏

From Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider…

Picnic Time!

It’s almost picnic time at the Forest Preserve. Permits for picnics at the Forest Preserve went on sale earlier this year, and you can still apply for a permit. This year, applications for permits can be made online. Click here to visit the online portal to apply for your 2012 picnic permit.

Streamwood News – Shop local campaign!

The Village of Streamwood has recently launched a buy local campaign! You can take a look at their new online campaign here. When residents spend their hard earned dollars in the community where they live, 68% of what is spent stays within the community. Not only does shopping locally help small business owners, it also helps your local government by providing revenue to fix streets, sidewalks, parks and pay for public safety officers.

Project Shield

Commissioner Schneider has long been an outspoken critic of the mismanagement of funds related to the Project Shield program.

“The implementation of Project Shield in Cook County stood as an example of the waste and mismanagement that we are working to put an end to. I am pleased that the United Sates Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General concurs that Cook County has wasted federal tax dollars with exorbitant costs and faulty equipment. I welcome a federal investigation as advocated by Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Mike Quigley.” – Commissioner Tim Schneider

Read the full article here.

Wheeling Township Property Tax Forum

Join Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider, Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak, State Rep. David Harris and Wheeling Township Assessor Jerry Sadler at a forum to learn about appealing about appealing the 2011 propoerty tax assessments. This forum is open to Wheeling Township residents.

January 16 at 7:00 PM: WHEELING TOWNSHIP

Arlington Heights Memorial Library: 500 N. Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Click here to view the informational flier.

About Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's and,,,,, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. Warner is also the editor of the Midwest Editor for He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson
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