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About Bridget

My name is Bridget Degnen, and I am your Cook County Commissioner in District 12. I grew up in Edgebrook, a neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. I now live in North Center, on Chicago’s north side, with my husband and son.

Before becoming a Commissioner, I received my undergraduate degree in environmental engineering. I then served in the United States Peace Corps, in Mali, West Africa. After my return, I worked as an environmental engineer directing field crews throughout North America. These experiences inspired me to continue my education by attending law school, after which I practiced law in both the private and public sectors. From 2013, until I decided to run for County Commissioner, I served as the Deputy General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health, then served as the Deputy Director of Medical Cannabis regulating dispensaries licensed under Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Program.

I chose to serve as Cook County Commissioner because I’m dedicated to solving the problems of how to keep our neighborhoods safe, raise revenue without raising your taxes, and combat climate change. One of my primary goals as your Cook County Commissioner is to increase confidence in the electorate, and provide information on the services Cook County offers. This website provides information on some of the services Cook County offers, and how to reach out to our office for more information. Please sign up to receive announcements about events in our District.

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About Bridget

My name is Bridget Degnen, and I am your Cook County Commissioner in District 12. I grew up in Edgebrook, a neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. I now live in North Center, on Chicago’s north side, with my husband and son.

Before becoming a Commissioner, I received my undergraduate degree in environmental engineering. I then served in the United States Peace Corps, in Mali, West Africa. After my return, I worked as an environmental engineer directing field crews throughout North America. These experiences inspired me to continue my education by attending law school, after which I practiced law in both the private and public sectors. From 2013, until I decided to run for County Commissioner, I served as the Deputy General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health, then served as the Deputy Director of Medical Cannabis regulating dispensaries licensed under Illinois’ Medical Cannabis Program.

I chose to serve as Cook County Commissioner because I’m dedicated to solving the problems of how to keep our neighborhoods safe, raise revenue without raising your taxes, and combat climate change. One of my primary goals as your Cook County Commissioner is to increase confidence in the electorate, and provide information on the services Cook County offers. This website provides information on some of the services Cook County offers, and how to reach out to our office for more information. Please sign up to receive announcements about events in our District.

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12th District Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnen’s office has Spanish speaking staff to assist with constituent concerns. Please contact Rebecca Horrighs at 773-283-7873 or at Rebecca.Horrighs@cookcountyil.gov.

La oficina de Bridget Degnen, Comisarió del Distrito 12 del Condado de Cook, cuenta con personal que habla español para ayudarlo con sus preocupaciones constitutivas. Comuníquese con Rebecca Horrighs al 773-283-7873 ò Rebecca.Horrighs@cookcountyil.gov.

Cook County Board Committees

Chair:

  • Audit

Vice Chair:

  • Rules Committee
  • Environment and Sustainability

Member:

  • Contract Compliance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Finance
  • Finance Subcommittee on Litigation
  • Finance Subcommittee on Worker’s Compensation
  • Health and Hospitals
  • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Labor
  • Legislation and Intergovernmental
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Transportation
  • Zoning and Building

Cook County Forest Preserve Committees

Chair:

  • Environment and Sustainability

Vice-Chair:

  • Rules Committee

Member:

  • Audit
  • Contract Compliance
  • Finance
  • Finance Subcommittee on Litigation
  • Labor
  • Legislation and Intergovernmental
  • Real Estate

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Our Locations

Downtown Office
118 N. Clark St, Floor 5
Chicago, IL 60602
Main phone: 312-603-6380

District Office
4253 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: 773-283-7850