Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas has promoted Manuel Venegas as her new press secretary, she announced Monday. Venegas joined the treasurer’s office in 2018 as its Hispanic outreach coordinator. He replaces Thomas Corfman, who left the spokesperson job “for a position in the private sector,” according to the announcement.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Justice Centers will host a webinar at 6 p.m. Wednesday on “’troubled buildings’ and what the public can do to assist them in helping to create safer neighborhoods,” according to the event invitation. Speakers are set to include Greg Sloyan, Chicago police lieutenant with the department’s Trouble Buildings Unit, Lindsay Evans, senior counsel for city’s Department of Law and William Townsell, civilian assistant director of community policing for the police department. Registration is available online.
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