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FINAL REPORT & THANK YOU FOR 20 YEARS 
(Nov. 18, 2022)

Today, November 18, 2022, is my last day as a Cook County and Forest Preserve Commissioner.  It has been my honor to serve for the last 20 years.  Together we have see the County and Forest Preserves governments transformed into effective operations.  Thank you for the opportunity to represent you.

Yesterday, I voted Yes on a 2023 Cook County Budget of nearly $8.8 billion that had no new or increased taxes or fees and adequately protects the health and public safety of Cook County.

As a County Commissioner, I have had the privilege of sponsoring ordinances and resolutions that:  codified the County laws for the first time; saved the old County Hospital Building from demolition; created the successful Independent Health and Hospital Board; gave Cook County an Assault Weapons Ban; raised the Minimum Wage; changed the leadership structure for the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center; created an Independent Inspector General; lowered adoption filing fees; and created an Eviction and Mortgage Foreclosures Court protocol to protect people's homes. 

As Forest Preserve Commissioner, I have had the privilege of sponsoring ordinances and resolutions that:  allowed for a successful tax referendum; required children to wear bike helmets; created the Next Century Conservation Council, expanded land restoration; encouraged an expansion of the Master Stewart program and expanded the role of trained volunteers.

In addition, I wrote By-Laws adopted by the Suburban Commissioners that reformed the procedures for selecting METRA, PACE and RTA Directors.  This led to a Cook County resident becoming the METRA Chair for the first time.

I am grateful to the many dedicated staff who have worked for me.  They have allowed us to help over 10,000 residents appeal their property tax assessments and protect their homes.  The staff has included, among others, the late Karen Chavers and current staffers Michelle Jordan, Mary Rita Luecke and Atour Sargon. Thank you to them for serving the constituents.

Josina Morita has been elected to be the new 13th District Cook County and Forest Preserve Commissioner.  She will be sworn-in at a ceremony on Sunday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston.  All are invited to attend.

After Monday, November 21, Josina Morita can be contacted at 312-603-6383 or josinamorita@gmail.com.

Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

Sincerely,


Larry Suffredin

December 2022

To listen to Alex Nitkin's August 2022 cloudcast interview with Commissioner Suffredin on The Daily Line podcast, visit:  thedailyline.com/larry-suffredin-20-years

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THIS OFFICE IS NOW CLOSED.  BELOW ARE RESOURCES FOR CONSTITUENTS.

The office of Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin closed on November 18, 2022 after 20 years serving Cook County and 13th district constituents.

The new 13th District Cook County Commissioner will be Josina Morita who can be reached at (312) 603-6383.

Going forward, you can sign up to get alerts when your township is open for property tax assessment appeals by signing up at the Assessor and the Board of Review at the links provided below.

Assessor: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ILCOOK/signup/12686

You can also sign up for text alerts from the Cook County Board of Review (BOR) by texting EZJOIN to 474747.

NILES: Township Assessor Scott Bagnall https://nilestownshipassessor.com/appeals/
5255 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, Il 60077
(847) 673-9300 EXT 103

NEW TRIER: Township Assessor Jan Churchwell https://www.newtriertownship.com/168/Assessors-Office
739 Elm Street. Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: 847-446-8202
For New Trier residents, your new County commissioner will be Scott Britton https://www.cookcountyil.gov/all-people/scott-britton. His phone number is 847-729-9300

Evanston Township
Evanston Property Tax Assessment Review Office: Mitzi Gibbs Property Tax Assessment Reviewer mgibbs@cityofevanston.org. (847) 448-8168

49th Ward: https://www.49thward.org/ Ward Service Office: 1447 W. Morse Ave Chicago, IL 60626 office@49thward.org 773-338-5796

50th Ward: http://50thwardchicago.com/. 2949 W. Devon Chicago IL 60659 Tel: 773-262-1050 Fax: 773-381-2970 info@50thwardchicago.com

Additional Resources

COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE:
Skokie Phone: (847) 470-7237
Chicago Phone: (312) 443-7550
www.cookcountyassessor.com

COOK COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 443-5100
www.cookcountytreasurer.com

COOK COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 603-5542
www.cookcountyboardofreview.com

COOK COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 603-5656
www.cookcountyclerk.com

COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS OFFICE:
Phone: (312) 603-5050
www.cookrecorder.com

COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX PORTAL:
www.cookcountypropertyinfo.com

COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD (PTAB) OFFICE:
Springfield Phone: (217) 782-6076
Des Plaines Phone: (847) 294-4121
www.ptab.illinois.gov

 

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