Suffredin- An Advocate for All of Us  
 

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

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

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

   
 

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

   
  The Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trade 60% of the world futures contracts.
   
     
     
     



Judge Holderman ...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Chicago Tribune
by Chicago Tribune editorial staff

Earl Dunlap, the head of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, is expected to go to federal court on Tuesday to seek approval to dismiss 230 workers at the chronically troubled facility.

All of the workers will be eligible to re-apply for their jobs. The best will be rehired. Those who have a college degree and get rehired will get a bump in pay.

And those who aren't qualified to work there, those who have contributed to the dangerous and chaotic conditions at the detention center... they can find another line of work.

Dunlap is trying to create a meritocracy in a place where patronage has reigned. It's time.

The Teamsters union, though, plans to protest this in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge James Holderman, who presides over a consent decree governing the juvenile center. The union likes the status quo.

The union and other opponents have filled the airwaves of local radio. Some have called Dunlap a racist. So let's point out that 14 of the 15 people on Dunlap's leadership team are African-American. And that six were promoted from within the ranks of the juvenile center.

Dunlap is proposing a fair, thorough and transparent process to revive the juvenile center. Good workers will have good jobs there. It hasn't been that way. Let's make it happen.


Recent Headlines

Berrios criticized for 'overkill' after he accuses 20,000
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

Improving justice in Cook County
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Camping in Cook County begins Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 22, 2015
Special to suffredin.org

Forest Preserve employee gets one-year sentence for taking kickbacks
Friday, May 22, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

New Cook County campgraound opens near Calumet City
Friday, May 22, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Our crazy policies for the mentally ill
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Statement in Support of Smoke-free Forest Preserves
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Special to suffredin.org

Bike Rental Program Coming to Forest Preserves of Cook County
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Special to suffredin.org

NPR: Sheriff names clinical psychologist to run Cook County Jail
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
National Public Radio

Editorial: Cook County's turn on pension reform
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Chicago Tribune

May 19, 2015 - Cook County Sheriff on Reducing the Jail
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
WTTW Chicago Tonight

County Board passes measure aimed at Berrios' nepotism
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Cook County's turn on pension reform
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Forest Preserves of Cook County Approves Land Purchase in Barrington Hills
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Special to suffredin.org

Psychologist to head Chicago jail, nation's second largest
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Reuters

A $394 million tax for Illinois
Monday, May 18, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Preckwinkle Seeks to Overhaul Government Pension Plans
Monday, May 18, 2015
Chicago Defender

Brandon Marshall, Sheriff Tom Dart 'Huddle Up for Mental Health' at Soldier Field
Saturday, May 16, 2015
ABC 7

C4 to Join the CountyCare Provider Network
Friday, May 15, 2015
Special to suffredin.org

Preckwinkle: Years of County Investments in Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Bring Facility into Compliance with Federal Standards
Friday, May 15, 2015
E News Park Forest

all news items

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