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  Cook County Hospital fills more outpatient prescriptions every day than are filled at 26 Walgreen's drug store combined.
   
     
     
     


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 $4.8 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

November 2019

 

Detention of Juveniles under 13

The Illinois Appellate Court yesterday ruled that a Cook County Ordinance I sponsored, which prohibited the incarceration of juveniles under 13 at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, exceeded our Home Rule powers and was unenforceable.

I am disappointed in the ruling and hope that the Cook County Public Defender will petition for leave to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court.

The ordinance was intended to protect juveniles from the harm that incarceration at an early age does to a child’s future.

Click here to read the opinion. 


 

Perkins Woods Workday (located at 2353 Ewing)

On December 7, there will be a workday to clear out young buckthorn, and also to cut young ash from the center of the woods.

This project is in preparation for a May workday planting shrubs.

Please contact Libby Hill if you would like to participate at libbyhill@comcast.net.

Additional details can be found here

 

Nov. 15 is Opening Day for Forest Preserves of Cook County Picnic and Special Event Permit Sales, 2020 Camping Reservations

Permits, reservations available online and in person for details click here

 


 

Attention Homeowners

Click here to check status of your appeal at the Board Of Review

Click here to see the powerpoint from the Niles tax appeal workshop

To read the Niles Township Residential 2019 Assessment Narrative click here

To read the Niles Township Industrial/Commercial 2019 Assessment Narrative click here

To see an interactive map of Niles Township click here


Click here to review the Cook County Health Strategic Plan

Click here to read Transforming Cook County Heath

 

all news items

Niles raises property tax about $21 per average household
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Pioneer Press

Nov. 15 is Opening Day for Forest Preserves of Cook County Picnic and Special Event Permit Sales, 2020 Camping Reservations
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Special to suffredin.org

$8M grant program aims to expand Cook County animal shelter space
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
ABC EyeWitness News

Even as Illinois court permits detaining pre-teens, across U.S. fewer youth being held
Monday, November 04, 2019
Injustice Watch

Cook County OK’d insider deal for Ald. Carrie Austin’s top aide
Monday, November 04, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times

A progressive measure intended to keep preteens out of Cook County jails was effectively struck down by an appellate court
Monday, November 04, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Cook County Health CEO Calls on Other Hospitals to Increase Charity Care
Friday, November 01, 2019
WTTW News

Labrador retriever sworn in at Cook County state’s attorney’s office. Yes, really.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Cook County sheriff wants chief judge to take over electronic monitoring of suspects, citing the records of those released
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Illinois appellate court rejects ordinance banning detention of 10-12 year olds
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Injustice Watch

Dorothy Brown Pitches Money-Making Idea - That Lands With A Thud
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
WBEZ News

Crain’s Headlines: Beer Giant Moving US Headquarters to Chicago
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
WTTW News

Cook County Health’s Unusual Pitch To Rival Hospitals: Help Us
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

Cook County Renames “Homeland Security” Department to Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security
Monday, October 28, 2019
Special to suffredin.org

Man gets probation for confronting woman over Puerto Rican flag T-shirt
Monday, October 28, 2019
Fox News Chicago

Some suburban workers face long, tricky commutes. Communities are grappling with how to fill in transit holes
Monday, October 28, 2019
Chicago Tribune

After ICE raid concerns at Evanston street fair, Cook County drops ‘homeland security’ from department’s name
Monday, October 28, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Area Schools On Board With Proposed Outdoor Learning Lab In Niles
Friday, October 25, 2019
Journal and Topics Online

Fun and fairness? County Assessor Kaegi seeks to make office more accessible for property owners
Friday, October 25, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times

Niles Trustees Reject One Chick-Fil-A Property Tax Break, Approve Another
Friday, October 25, 2019
Journal and Topics Online

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