Thank you, Sheriff Falk, for your Commitment to Safety and Active Living.

On behalf of Moving Matters and the Active Living Steering Committee, we would like to thank Sheriff Mark Falk for his support of safety and active living in Cook County. He has helped make our community a better place.

Over his time as Sheriff Falk has:

  • Supported Safe Routes to School, assisting with community walk to school days;
  • Increased school zone safety with routine morning patrols in the school zone;
  • Continued the DARE program in the schools, building relationships with the next generation; and
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to health and wellness.

Please thank Sheriff Falk for all he has accomplished during his time as Cook County Sheriff and wish him well on his next endeavors.


Mark Falk on the value of Active Living in Cook County:

Congratulate the Move It Awards Nominees and Winners!

During the month of May, Cook County-ites make an extra push to “move it” and be active in our daily lives. This May, we asked you to nominate someone who inspires you to move. Many wonderful nominations were received, with inspiring stories from across the county. Read this week’s Cook County News-Herald for the full list of nominations.

As part of the Move It Awards, we wanted to highlight one youth, one adult, and one senior. We want to thank each person that took the time to nominate these special individuals. And thank you to all the nominees that make that extra effort to move it in their daily lives. Be sure to congratulate these folks when you see them. Along with the paper, we’ll be sharing their stories during the month of June.

Senior: Gene Glader, nominated by Frankie Jarchow moveit (1) (1024x575)

Youth: Rusty Day, nominated by Ben Hackett


Adult: Yvonne Mills, nominated by Deb Benedict

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