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Letter to Cook County Board of Ethics

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 30, 2012 Cook County Board of Ethics Cook County Administration Building Suite 3040 Chicago, Illinois 60602-3007 To the Cook County Board of Ethics: Pursuant to Section 2-578(c) of the Cook County Code, I notify the Cook County Board of Ethics that I will vote “present” and not participate in any consideration of New Item #3, an ordinance creating the Cook County Gambling Machine Tax, presented at the Board Meeting of October 18, 2012. I was not in attendance at the October 18, 2012 Board meeting when New Item #3 was introduced and referred to the Finance Committee. My law firm Shefsky and Froelich has represented a number of applicants for video gaming licenses before the Illinois Gaming Board. I have no ownership in any of the applicants and I have not personally represented any of these applicants for video gaming licenses. While this representation does not cause a direct conflict under the definition of Section 2-578(a), it does give the appearance of a conflict. Therefore, I will announce the appearance of a conflict if New Item #3 is called for a vote. I will not participate in any discussion or debate on New Item #3. Sincerely, Larry Suffredin Commissioner


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