February 15, 2018

June 21, 2018

​On November 14, 2018, the Commission released its second annual report. 

September 25, 2018.

​October 18, 2018

August 19, 2017

March 16, 2017

August 16, 2018

On November 17, 2017, the Commission released its first annual report.

Annual Reports

January 19, 2017

The Commission recommended the creation of an incentive for Social Enterprises in the Cook County Procurement Code.  On October 11, 2017 the Social Enterprise Ordinance was approved by the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  

October 20, 2016 

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December 15, 2016 

The Commission recommended that Cook County agencies and departments, led by the Cook County Department of Public Health, create a multi-year plan to address inequities in food purchasing and food systems. The Resolution was approved by the Cook County Board in May 2018.

The Commision was established on April 12, 2016.  Commission Jesús "Chuy" García was the chief sponsor of the ordinance that called for "ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR JOB CREATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION, AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT." 


Commissioner García has appointed the members of the commission, that which includes Vice Chairman Marc Lane - former chairman of the State of Illinois Social Innovation Task Force, and economic development expert and author.  Together, they have assembled a great cohort for the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation that is made up thoughts leaders in the non-profit sector, Cook County government heads of department, economic development experts and community builders.    

October 19, 2017

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July 19, 2018

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March 15, 2018

June 22, 2017

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January 18, 2018

The Commission recommended that the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development build partnerships and resources to support worker cooperatives in Cook County, Illinois. 

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