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

Elk Grove Village: County sales tax hike would cost us $866,000
Monday, July 06, 2015
Daily Herald

Hospital system touts year's worth of achievements
Sunday, July 05, 2015
Daily Herald

Preckwinkle's pension-change fantasy
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer: I won't vote for a sales tax hike
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Cook County sales tax must be raised
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

Mastercard, Visa stop escort ad payments
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

Preckwinkle blames state lawmakers for proposed sales tax hike
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Cook County Jail Nurse Files Lawsuit Claiming She Was Fired For Blowing Whistle On Staff Stealing Medications
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
CBS local

Preckwinkle to move fast on sales tax hike
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Several forest preserve campgrounds reopening this summer
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Chicago police get some quiet help--from Sheriff Tom Dart
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Opinion: Cook County sales tax must be raised
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

Who likes a sales tax hike? Not too many
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Commentary: Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer: I won't vote for a sales tax hike
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Chicago Tribune

West suburban business leaders leery of proposed Cook County sales tax hike
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Chicago Tribune

Preckwinkle blames state lawmakers for proposed sales tax hike
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago transitional center, program for mentally disabled prison inmates helps them learn coping skills
Monday, June 29, 2015
The News-Sentinel

Misdiagnosis still covered for immunity
Monday, June 29, 2015
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Cook County Judge retiring after 15 years on the bench
Monday, June 29, 2015
Fox 32 Chicago

all news items

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