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    Messages from the Compliance Administrator

     

    Status on Objections
    March 9, 2009

    The Court is now reviewing all Objections to the Determination of the Compliance Administrator. The next status date for Michael Shakman, et al. v. Democratic Organization of Cook County is on March 20, 2009. We will post additional updates at that time.

    Award checks were mailed via U.S. Certified Mail to those claimants who were awarded money and withdrew their objections on March 5, 2009.

    Status on Objections
    February 25, 2009

    Judge Andersen will be reviewing all objections and will decide them on a rolling basis. No decisions have been rendered as of this date. The CA office has not yet been informed of a final date by which all objections will be decided. Please continue to check the website for additional information concerning the status of objections and when they will be finalized.

    Regarding Withdrawl of Objections to the Determination
    January 15, 2009

    The deadline to withdraw Objections to the Determination of the Compliance Administrator expired on December 24, 2008. The State's Attorneys Office has received notification of those individuals who have withdrawn their objections.

    The CA office has no further updates about when the remaining claims checks will be issued by the County. We will post an update on the website once we receive further information. If you have any questions please call our office at (312) 603-8905

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    New Office Location
    January 5, 2009

    The Office of the Compliance Administrator has relocated.
    Please contact us at our new location:

    Office of the Compliance Administrator
    69 W. Washington, Suite 1416
    Chicago, IL 60602

    phone: 312.603.8905

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    Message from the Compliance Administrator
    December 9, 2008

    Withdrawal of Objection to Notice of Determination
    The Office of the Compliance Administrator reached an agreement with the County to permit individuals to withdraw their objections. The County will process award checks to those individuals who opt to withdraw. The CA cannot make any guarantees about when these checks will be issued, but it is our understanding that they will be processed shortly after the deadline for withdrawals.

    If you choose to withdraw your objection, you must complete the Withdrawal of Objection to Notice of Determination form.
    Withdrawal of Determination Form (PDF)
    "cc_shakman_WithdrawalofObjection.pdf" 11KB

    Withdrawals must be received by the:

    Clerk of the United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois
    Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 20th Floor
    219 South Dearborn
    Chicago, Illinois, 60604

    on or before December 24, 2008.

    Our office is not the proper recipient of the Withdrawal of Objection forms.
    Please file the form with the Court as described above. Any withdrawals must be filed by the deadline and no extensions will be granted.

    Message from the Compliance Administrator
    December 2, 2008

    Checks were sent out via U.S. Certified Mail to all claimants who received an award and did not file an objection. If you filed an objection to the award, your check will be issued once the Court has rendered a decision in regards to your objection.

    Claims Adjudication Status
    September 23, 2008

    All Notice of Determination letters were mailed out today. Should you wish to object to your determination or award, you may obtain an Objection to Notice of Determination form outside our offices at 221 N. LaSalle, Suite 455, Chicago Illinois 60601, or you may download a form from this website on the "Filing an Objection to Notice of Determination" page.

    Objections must be received by the Clerk of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, 20th Floor, 219 South Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois, 60604, on or before October 31, 2008. Our office is not the proper recipient of the Objection Forms; please file Objection Forms with the Court as described above.

    Please understand that in response to filing an Objection, the Compliance Administrator may be required to provide your claim file to the Court and the Court may provide your file to the State’s Attorney and that your file may become public.

    Questions regarding the determination letters can be directed to our office at (312) 386-1532 x1246.

    Message from the Cook County Compliance Administrator
    September 23, 2008

    The Compliance Administrator has a duty to monitor and investigate unlawful political discrimination occurring within Cook County under the Office of the President and the Health and Hospital Systems (formerly the Bureau of Health). The CA wants to thank those employees who have come forward with information and encourages others to do so. Please see the "Reporting Retaliation" section of this website for information on how to handle retaliation.

    August 7, 2008

    • The Compliance Administrator has received calls from some Cook County Employees reporting that they have been informed that the CA has implemented Human Resources regulations that are separate from those established by the Human Resources Bureau at Cook County. Please note that the CA has not established any independent requirements for Human Resources policies. All Human Resources polices and practices are designed and implemented by Cook County.
      If you have received information that the Office of the CA has independent requirements regarding Human Resources policies and practices, please call us at (312) 386-1532. We encourage you to communicate with our office. It will be helpful to all involved if we can resolve any misunderstandings.
    • Claims Adjudication Status - The claims investigations and adjudication are almost complete. The CA hopes to get approval of all awards by the September 3, 2008 Cook County Board

    April 17, 2008

    The Compliance Administrator would like to introduce new components of its website:

    • Claims investigations are still underway. Please check the website for updates.
    • The News segment will keep the public abreast of pertinent articles related to the work of the Compliance Administrator.
    • Please also check out our blog at www.countyshakman.blogspot.com. We encourage all commentary.

    September 24, 2007

    The Office of the Compliance Administrator has received numerous claims filed pursuant to the Supplementary Relief Order. The Compliance Administrator has begun the process of investigating these claims. Due to the volume of claims the Compliance Administrator cannot give full and fair consideration to each claim within the 90 day time period allowed.

    The Compliance Administrator intends to file a motion with the Court for additional time to fully and fairly review all claims. Please check the website for status regarding the new deadline, claims adjudication, and rules or other communication regarding claims adjudication.
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    Disclaimer: The content of this website should not be construed as legal advice.
    The Compliance Administrator is not able to provide legal advice about whether an individual should remain a member of the class or about whether an individual has a claim.
    Any individual considering submitting a claim may consult with a lawyer of her or his choice.