Hearing to Showcase New Report Showing Cook County Debt Crisis Worse than Revealed

December 03, 2012

Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer will convene a hearing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4 to take testimony from Institute for Truth in Accounting CEO Sheila Weinberg and Heartland Institute Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft about their report outlining the true extent of municipal debt in the county.

The hearing will feature the public release of the executive summary of the report. Weinberg and Nothdurft will be available to the media following the hearing.

WHO: Sheila A. Weinberg, founder and CEO, Institute for Truth in Accounting; John Nothdurft, director of government relations, The Heartland Institute.

WHAT: Testimony about full extent of municipal debt in Cook County (Read paper here.)

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 4

WHERE: Cook County Building, Room 567, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602

For more information, please contact Jeanne Atkinson at ja@cullotonstrategies.com and 312/523-5322, and John Nothdurft at jnothdurft@heartland.org and 662/801-2707.

The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.