Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

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

   
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
  Cook County is the second most populous county in the nation. It is the 19th largest government in the U.S.
   
     
     
     


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

January 2021

Office Address
2510 Green Bay Road
Evanston 60201

Note:  Due to the pandemic, staff are working remotely.


  

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE COUNTY BOARD HONORING THE 716 LIVES OF COOK COUNTY 13TH DISTRICT RESIDENTS WHO HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19 through September 13, 2020.

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:


Call for Nominations -- 2021 Unsung Heroine Award

Do you know a woman who, either in a professional or volunteer capacity, has made significant contributions to the wellbeing of their community?
Nominate them for the 2021 Unsung Heroine Award.  Link to nomination form:
https://bit.ly/CC2021UnsungHeroine

The nomination deadline: January 22, 2021.

View past 13th District honorees:  http://www.suffredin.org/general/?language=English&pageid=50


For details on the Cook County Community Recovery Initiative: Cash and Utility Assistance

click here for job training and placement and for financial relief click here


 

Important Coronavirus Information from the Centers for Disease Control

How Coronavirus spreads:

-Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
-Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

The best way to prevent illness:
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
-Stay home when you are sick.
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
-If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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.

 

Local Municipality COVID- 19 responses. Check your local community by clicking on a link below:

Chicago 49th Ward

Chicago 50th Ward

City of Evanston

Village of Glencoe

Village of Glenview 

Village of Kenilworth

Village of Lincolnwood 

Village of Morton Grove 

New Trier Township

Village of Niles

Niles Township

Village of Skokie

Village of Wilmette 

Village of Winnetka


Emergency Warming Centers

Temperatures are dropping. Cook County has opened emergency warming centers. For details on countywide locations click here

*In extreme weather conditions the Circuit Court of Cook County may designate Skokie Courthouse as a 24 hour emergency warming or cooling center

Residents should always follow these tips during cold weather to keep themselves and their families safe:

  • Never use your oven for heat.
  • Never bring charcoal or gas grills indoors (they are a carbon monoxide hazard).
  • Make sure all portable heaters are unplugged when not in use.
  • Use electric space heaters with extreme caution – avoid placing them near curtains or other flammable materials and turn them off before going to bed.
  • Keep heat at adequate levels or leave faucets open with a slight drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Keep moving. Your body generates its own heat when you engage in physical activities.

 

all news items

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appoints new director of human rights and ethics
Friday, January 15, 2021
Chicago Tribune

MLK Day of Service: Take a Hike Through the Forest Preserves and Pick Up Litter
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Cook County Officials Set To Demolish 2 Buildings At Jail Campus In Little Village This SpringAir
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Block Club Chicago

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli’s message to President-elect Joe Biden
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Veterans Affairs Newsletter | First Quarter 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

The Forest Way Newsletter
Monday, January 11, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

Suburban police departments are being flooded with reports of fraudulent unemployment benefit claims: ‘It doesn’t make a lot of sense.’
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Coronavirus live blog, January 10, 2020: Illinois reports 81 new COVID-19 deaths Sunday
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

New Cook County Circuit Court clerk wants to leave her predecessor’s era behind, focus on updating the nation’s second largest court system
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Chief Judge Evans names three new acting presiding judges of the Criminal, County and Traffic Divisions
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Chicago Crusader

You might not get your COVID shot as soon as you hoped
Friday, January 08, 2021
Crain's Chicago Business

Walmart, Sam's Club to assist in Cook County vaccine rollout • States get more federal aid to accelerate COVID response • Walgreens earnings top estimates
Friday, January 08, 2021
Crain's Chicago Business

Campanelli throws in for another 6 years as ‘check and balance’ against ‘horribly racist criminal justice system
Friday, January 08, 2021
The Daily Line

Tax appeals to Kaegi’s office plummeted last year as Board of Review braced for record workload
Thursday, January 07, 2021
The Daily Line

2 more Cook County court employees test positive for COVID-19
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) will open the Affordable Multi-Family Housing wait list
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

Daywatch: COVID-19 vaccine confusion in Cook County, U. of I. saliva test moves closer to FDA approval and a real estate ‘frenzy’ in Illinois
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Some property tax bills have multiplied by 20X or more since 2000, treasurer’s office finds: ‘People have allowed this to happen’
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
The Daily Line

Homeowners get clobbered by county property tax appeals board
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Crain's Chicago Business

Judge Erica Reddick becomes 1st woman to head Cook County Criminal Court
Monday, January 04, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

all news items


 
Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP