Suffredin- For a Better Cook County  

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.

Cook County reaches labor pact with nurses

Friday, June 23, 2006
Crain's Chicago Business
by Mike Colias

(Crain’s) - Cook County on Friday reached a tentative agreement with its nurses
union, which had threatened to stage a one-day strike on June 30 if a deal had
not been reached. 
The National Nurses Organizing Committee says details of the pact won’t be
disclosed until after its 1,800 members vote on it next week. In a statement,
the union said the agreement “achieves parity in compensation” with other
hospitals in the Chicago area, preserves members’ health benefits and gives
registered nurses a greater say in patient-care decisions. 
“We have set a new standard for RNs in Illinois,” Diane Ellis, a nurse at John
Stroger Hospital, said in a statement. 
Jonathan Rothstein, the county’s special assistant for labor relations, called
the pact “a fair and equitable contract” and said details would be released if
it’s ratified. 
The tentative deal covers nurses who work throughout Cook County’s health
system, which includes Stroger Hospital, the county jail and other medical
Union members in March voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if negotiators
couldn’t reach a deal. The sides had been in talks since last fall over pay,
staffing levels, health benefits and other terms. 
The union had set a walkout for Friday, but pushed it back one week to June 30
while talks continued. 
Cook County nurses voted in May 2005 to switch their union representation,
leaving the Illinois Nurses Association in favor of the NNOC, a labor group
founded by the California Nurses Association.

Recent Headlines

Higher Assessments Hit North Suburban Commercial Property Owners
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Evanston Patch

How did an inmate get a loaded gun into Cook County Jail?
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Check exemptions, file an appeal: What you can do to fight your Cook County property tax bill
Thursday, July 11, 2019
WGN Chicago

’A lack of mental health services has plagued Chicago for decades’: Holy Cross Hospital expanding to fill that void on the Southwest Side
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Chicago Tribune

How To Appeal Your Cook County Property Tax Assessment
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
CBS Chicago

County Commission Hopes to Increase 2020 Census Participation
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Cook County Property Tax Bills: Where Does Your Money Go?
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
CBS Chicago

Seniors Receive Inflated Property Tax Bills By Mistake
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
WBBM Radio

Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts’ property tax appeal under investigation after Tribune finds assessment problem
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Chicago Tribune

North suburban landlords slapped with big assessment hikes
Monday, July 08, 2019
Crain's Chicago Business

Miscalculation leads to increased tax bills in Wheeling Township
Friday, July 05, 2019
Daily Herald

Judge rules state legislators violated Illinois Constitution by voting to freeze their pay
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Search: Chicago Property Tax Increases and Decreases by Ward
Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Millions in Cook County property tax refunds going to homeowners whose bills show no balance due
Monday, July 01, 2019
ABC 7 Chicago

Why 7,600 property owners in suburban Cook County are getting tax refunds
Monday, July 01, 2019
Daily Herald

$25 million in property tax refunds going to 25,000 owners
Monday, July 01, 2019
Special to

Illinois hiring hundreds to reduce Medicaid backlogs
Monday, July 01, 2019
Crain's Chicago Business

County health officials say IG report was ‘simply wrong’ even as commissioners plan hearings on system’s finances
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Chicago Tribune

Cook County sheriff’s office warns of phone scam
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Chicago Sun-Times

Homeowners Across Chicago Brace for Higher Property Taxes
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

all news items

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