Suffredin- An Advocate for All of Us  

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.

  Last year more people used the County's forest preserves than visited Yellowstone National Park.

Stroger Announces Blue Ribbon Committee on Health Services

Thursday, May 03, 2007
Cook County President’s office

Panel to review, approve and oversee financial restructuring plan for hospitals and departments under purview of Cook County Bureau of Health Services.
Chicago, May 3, 2007 – Cook County Board President Todd Stroger today announced the formation of a blue ribbon committee charged with reviewing and approving the financial restructuring plan proposed for the Cook County Bureau of Health Services. Once the plan is endorsed by the committee, they also will have oversight to ensure that the plan is followed.

“Given Cook County’s current financial crisis, we need to be creative and inclusive as we evaluate our challenges and look for answers,” said President Stroger. “The individuals who have agreed to serve on this committee bring excellent credentials and a wealth of combined experience in both finance and public hospital management. I am confident that their input, along with the corrective measures already being exercised by the current leadership in the Bureau, will help us improve our fiscal condition.”

Members of the committee include Larry J. Goodman, MD, President and CEO of Rush Medical Center; Kathleen K. DeVine, President and CEO of St. Anthony Hospital; David S. Hefner, President of the University of Chicago Medical Center; Catherine A. Jacobson, CPA, Senior Vice President and CFO and Treasurer of Rush Medical Center; Valerie Jarrett, President and CEO of the Habitat Company; and Eric E. Whitaker, MD, MPH, Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health; Richard Jaffee, Chairman of Oil Dri Corporation of America; and Terry Mason, MD, FACS, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Currently, the Cook County Bureau of Health Services treats more than 1,000,000 patient visits annually, a number that has significantly increased over the past decade. Issues to be addressed in the restructuring plan center around an escalating demand on Cook County’s health care delivery system. Cook County finds itself with a desperate need for an immediate infusion of funds in order to improve patient delivery and access, as well as to upgrade information technology and financial systems within the Cook County Bureau of Health Services.

Recent Headlines

Northbrook will revisit Cook County minimum wage ordinance in May
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Suffredin: County to seek 'safeguards' for golf course road
Friday, November 16, 2018
Evanston NOW

She's been waiting 15 months for her rape kit to be processed. A new proposal to track evidence aims to change that.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Preckwinkle to unveil policy roadmap for Cook County for next five years
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

U.S. appeals judges: Go fight over lawsuits with Dorothy Brown in state court
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

COMMENTARY: Here's how the Shakman case curbed Cook County patronage
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Appeals court backs Dorothy Brown in lawsuit over public access to electronic records, says judge overstepped authority
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Chicago Tribune

What’s Next As Voters Overwhelmingly Support Higher Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Time
Monday, November 12, 2018
Journal and Topics Online

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's security chief fired after review spurred by watchdog report
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Chicago Tribune

An earlier opening day: 2019 Cook County forest preserves permits go on sale Nov. 15
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Chicago Tribune

Cook County opening 2019 picnic permit sales Nov. 15
Monday, November 05, 2018
Special to

The Cook County Land Bank looks to go commercial
Monday, November 05, 2018
RE Journal

Nov. 15 is new opening date for Cook County forest preserves permits
Monday, November 05, 2018
Daily Herald

Cook County Gun Dealer, Minimum Wage Referendums On Ballot
Monday, November 05, 2018

The Abandoned WWI Monument One Chicago Man Is Determined To Save
Friday, November 02, 2018
Chicago Patch

Cook County freed from federal oversight
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

First-of-its-kind trauma recovery center serves survivors of domestic violence, hate crimes, sexual assault, gun violence in Cook County
Monday, October 29, 2018

Northbrook opts in to Cook County paid sick leave ordinance, more uncertainty for employers, lawyer says
Monday, October 29, 2018
Cook County Record

First-of-its-kind Advocate Trauma Recovery Center serves survivors of domestic violence, hate crimes, sexual assault, gun violence in Cook County
Monday, October 29, 2018
WLS Channel 7

Cook County sheriff, CVS team up on safe prescription painkiller disposal
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times

all news items

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