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The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
 

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  The Cook County Forest Preserve District maintains over 70 miles of bicycle trails.
   
     
     
     


Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Cook County Board Commissioner and Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner for the 13th District which includes the following Cities and Villages: 49th & 50th Wards of the City of Chicago, the City of Evanston and the Villages of Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. 

Although our Cook County government has a low profile, it is a vast operation with many important responsibilities and an annual budget of $6 billion. It is responsible for operating our court system, jail, maintaining over 69,000 acres of forest preserves, and acting as a healthcare safety net through the operation of three hospitals and sixteen clinics.

The purpose of this site is to provide information on Cook County government and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County as well as links to other government resources. I regularly post news stories and information on County and Forest Preserve issues which may be of interest to you. Additionally, my legislative library contains up-to-date information on County and Forest Preserve legislation.

I encourage you to contact me with any questions or ideas you have regarding Cook County or the Forest Preserve District. I hope you find this site useful. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Sincerely,

Larry Suffredin

October 2021

Office Address
2510 Green Bay Road
Evanston 60201

(847) 864-1209

Note: Due to the pandemic, staff are generally working remotely. We staff the district office Monday through Thursday. We are meeting with constituents by appointment only. Staff can be reached via email: Mjordan@suffredin.org.

  TO READ Larry Suffredin's Statement on Completing Current Elected Term at County and Forest Preserve click here  


 

To read the most recent Weekly Report  for the 2021 mosquito season by the

North Shore Mosquito Abatement District click here

  

August 23, 2021: The Cook County Department of Public Health has issued an indoor mask requirement.  Click here for a press release and here for further details from the  Cook County Department of Public Health  This order requires masking in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

Cook County Health has a website with new COVID FAQs added weekly

Click here to submit your COVID questions and get factual answers from public health experts. Sign up and you will receive a weekly email notification when FAQs have been updated.


 

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin has appointed a Task Force to assist him in redistricting. The Task Force will represent every major political subdivision of the existing 13th District.

The Task Force Members will be:

·Chair, Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks, representing the 49th Ward of Chicago;

·Judy Mandel, representing New Trier Township;

·Kevin Brown, representing the City of Evanston;

·Ann Kalayil, representing Niles Township; and

·Rabbi Shlomo Soroka, representing the 50th Ward of Chicago.

Commission Suffredin says the purpose of the Task Force is –

“To give the Community an opportunity to be heard on what they want in the next district. Now that Census Data is available and the Cook County Board has created a new Committee of the Whole to deal with the redistricting issue, it is time to get input.”

The Task Force held virtual public meetings to present census data and to hear from the various groups of residents that make up the current district.

Click here to watch the the meeting from Tuesday, May 18.

Click here to watch the meeting from Wednesday, May 19.

Click here to see the staff draft proposal powerpoint  from September 2021.

Click here to see the redistricting committee map from September 22, 2021

Click here to see the 2020 Cook County Redistricting Plan

Click here to see the Cook County Commission Final Cook County Map 2021 (based on

2020 Census) Chicago Wards and Cook Townships

Click  here to see the 2020 CENSUS REDISTRICTING IMPACT STATEMENT

Click here to see the proposed new 13th District map


 

COVID19

Vaccination Virtual Town Hall 

On February 2, there was a virtual Town Hall Meeting on the vaccine. To watch this event click here. To read the frequently asked questions from the event click here. To view the slides from the event click here. 

Individuals can still make appointments at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or by calling 833-308-1988, Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Visit cookcountyhealth.org/covid19-vaccine-sites/ for updated hours of operation.

Vaccine Information

Cook County is open to statewide residents

All Cook County Sites are open to all Illinois residents. The State is supplying increased vaccinations.

 

Cook County Vaccination Report

Here is Cook County’s bi weekly report on vaccination distribution dated September 27, 2021. These reports are updated bi weekly. Past reports can be found here. This report does not include Evanston, Skokie and Chicago as these municipalities have their own independent health departments.  Here is the Cook County Vaccine Equity Report.

Other vaccination sites

In addition, you can request reservations at the following sites:

  • If you live in suburban Cook County (and do not live in Evanston and Skokie) click here
  • If you live in Chicago, click here.
  • If you live in Evanston, click here.
  • If you live in Skokie, click here.

In addition, you can register for a vaccine appointment at these private pharmacies:

Walgreens

Walmart

CVS

Jewel Osco

Mariano’s


 

Here are six reliable sources of up- to-date information:

1) The Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

2) Illinois Governor JB Pritzker https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

3) Cook County Department of Public Health https://cookcountypublichealth.org/

4) Cook County Forest Preserves https://fpdcc.com/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-events-locations-precautions/

5) Social Vulnerability Index across different areas of Cook County https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/svi/

6) COVID-19-related fatalities by location, time, age, gender and race/ethnicity https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm

Cook County has text system and hotline to provide COVID-19 updates “AlertCook,” offers subscribers a direct line of communication to receive updates from Cook County Government related to public health alerts and emergency management. Send a text, "AlertCook," to 888-777 to opt-in and receive the latest COVID-19 alerts and information. Normal texting rates may apply.

Cook County Department of Public Health has a COVID-19 hotline and email address for the general public to receive answers to frequently asked questions. The hotline number: 708-633-3319 and email address, ccdph.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org, will be staffed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


 

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE COUNTY BOARD HONORING THE 1,013 LIVES OF COOK COUNTY 13TH DISTRICT RESIDENTS WHO HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19 through

IN MEMORIAM

WHEREAS, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a deadly infectious disease that has swept across our county, state, nation and world; and

WHEREAS, anyone can contract COVID-19, regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and

WHEREAS, as of June 10, 2020, COVID-19 had killed more than 400,000 worldwide, 115,000 in the United States, 5,900 in Illinois and 4,000 in Cook County; and

WHEREAS, each of the departed leave family, friends and communities in mourning; and

WHEREAS, as of June 10, 2020 COVID-19 had killed 445 residents who lived in the 13th District of Cook County; and

WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called the below 13th District residents from our midst:

 


 

all news items

Longtime Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims says she will step down next year, calls for another Black woman to replace her
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Ex-Cook County correctional officer subject of federal prostitution investigation
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

After staying silent about attempted carjacking of security detail, Cook County president promises ‘brief’ public notices in the future
Friday, October 08, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Editorial: Cook County must maintain its budget discipline in allocating federal relief funds
Friday, October 08, 2021
Daily Herald

Recent data reveal carjackings in Cook County on track to be the worst in 2 decades
Friday, October 08, 2021
WGN News

Cook County carjackings on pace to be the worst in 2 decades: Camry is No. 1, most victims are men, Sunday’s the worst day
Friday, October 08, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Brookfield Zoo Names New CEO
Friday, October 08, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

Editorial: Preckwinkle’s Cook County budget is balanced and smart. Other Illinois politicians should take notes.
Friday, October 08, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Preckwinkle unveils spending plan for $1 billion in federal relief
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Crain's Chicago Business

Preckwinkle: Cook County Forest Preserves 2022 Budget ‘A Bridge’ to Property Tax Referendum
Thursday, October 07, 2021
WTTW News

Illinois’ Moratorium on Evictions Has Ended
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Chicago Defender

Cook County’s 2022 budget would balloon to $8 billion, but without new taxes or fees, Preckwinkle says
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Millions to help the poor — but no tax hikes — highlight 2022 Cook County budget
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Preckwinkle Details $8B Budget Buoyed By Federal Relief Funds, Rebounding Economy
Thursday, October 07, 2021
WTTW News

Cash assistance in hand at Cook County? Crain's Daily Gist podcast
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Crain's Chicago Business

System News: Letter from Cook County Helath CEO Israel Rocha, Jr.
Wednesday, October 06, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County commissioners delay vote on replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Former Cook County Sheriff’s employee says he was fired because of his age
Tuesday, October 05, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

A Letter from the President, Toni Preckwinkle
Monday, October 04, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County releasing $75 million in rental assistance as eviction moratorium ends
Sunday, October 03, 2021
Fox 32 Chicago

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