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    Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson speaks to the county board of commissioners while flanked by Board President Toni Preckwinkle April 27, 2023. [Don Vincent/The Daily Line]

    The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a measure allowing a land acknowledgement to be read at the beginning of meetings, revisions to a tax incentive for supermarkets in food deserts and a resolution calling for accountability for the company behind a train derailment in Ohio. 

    The meeting was the last for Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson, who has represented District 1 on the commission for just over four years. Johnson joined his board colleagues at the beginning of the meeting while they presented and voted on a resolution honoring him, though he did not attend the remainder of the meeting.

    Also during Thursday’s meeting, county lawmakers introduced a proposed ban on the sale and distribution of flavored nicotine products and protections for workers and tenants related to reproductive health and gender-affirming care decisions.

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