Suffredin- For a Better Cook County  
 

Accountability
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:  
   
 
 

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.

   
  Cook County Hospital fills more outpatient prescriptions every day than are filled at 26 Walgreen's drug store combined.
   
     
     
     



Troubled youth

Thursday, September 29, 2005
Chicago Tribune
by Rick Velasquez, Executive director
Letter to the Editor

Chicago -- Youth Outreach Services commends the Tribune for its recent editorials and call for action regarding the conditions that some of our county's most troubled kids are exposed to at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

For more than a hundred years, Cook County has been known as the birthplace of the nation's first juvenile court. And for the last decade, the Cook County Juvenile Court's partnerships with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and community organizations have positioned the court as a nationally recognized leader in juvenile court reform.

With the support of the Cook County Board, our Juvenile Court has created cost-effective, community-based alternatives to detention. These programs successfully reduce the number of youth being placed in secure detention without compromising public safety. Similar reforms are now being put into practice by juvenile courts across the country.

As a community-based organization with more than 45 years invested in reducing juvenile crime in Cook County, Youth Outreach Services urges Cook County Board President John Stroger and the county commissioners to work toward establishing the same standard of excellence and innovation in the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center that they have already helped institute in the Cook County Juvenile Court. The well-being of our communities and children is at stake.

Rick Velasquez, Executive director
Youth Outreach Services Inc



Recent Headlines

Wilmette forms group to study Cook County minimum wage, sick time ordinances
Friday, December 15, 2017
Pioneer Press

President Preckwinkle, Leading Health Advocates Urge Cook County Residents To Sign Up For Health Insurance Before Friday’s ACA Deadline
Friday, December 15, 2017
Cook County Record

States scramble to meet Obamacare deadline, children’s health care at risk
Thursday, December 14, 2017
WGN Chicago

Desperate Berrios and the 'Republican' lie
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Cook County taxpayers on the hook for $48 million in Gizzell Ford case
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Lawsuit targets Berrios over biased residential assessments in Cook County
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Morning Spin: Emanuel breaks silence on Berrios, calls for review of property tax assessments
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Torture death of 8-year-old Gizzell Ford leads to $48M jury award over doctor missteps
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Cook County voters to be asked next year about legalizing marijuana
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Morning Spin: Question about legalizing marijuana could go on Cook County ballots
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Cook County ballot question on legalizing weed blazes ahead
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

DOUBEK: All women and men ought to be treated with dignity at work
Monday, December 11, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

'A horrific breakdown in responsibilities': Report reveals new details in Markham courthouse sex assault
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Chicago Tribune

MITCHELL: Too many at risk for losing homes for being late on taxes
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

How commercial properties are assessed
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Tribune

When Preckwinkle goes too far and Evans not far enough
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Judge halts court layoffs temporarily
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

2 Cook County sheriff’s officers among 3 hurt in Jane Addams crash
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times

Court rules forest preserve can't evict former Horizon Farm owners
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Daily Southtown

Preckwinkle can't make chief judge lay off 155 for now, judge rules
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Chicago Tribune

all news items

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