Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

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:  
   
 
 

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.

   
  Eighteen of the 20 largest banks in the world and more than 50 foreign banks have offices in Cook County.
   
     
     
     



See who's hunkering down at home—and who isn't
Check out these interactive graphics showing the latest data on lockdown compliance.

Friday, May 22, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business
by John Pletz

Chicago-area residents are staying at home more than people in the rest of the state, although city dwellers are beginning to wander more as strict lockdown rules have started to ease.

Cook County has the highest rate of compliance with the statewide stay-home orders, with 43 percent of people staying at home as of May 11, according to cell-phone data analysis by SafeGraph, a location-data company in San Francisco. Cook is trailed closely by DuPage, Lake, Will and McHenry counties. The average statewide is 32 percent staying at home.

People began moving around more after Gov. J.B. Pritzker allowed some businesses to reopen for pickup and allowed some outdoor activities, such as golf, hiking and fishing, to resume May 1.

Week of May 11

Week of April 13

(Peak stay at home week for most counties)

The average decline in the stay-home adherence in Illinois between April 13 and May 11 was 5.4 percentage points, slightly below the national decline of 5.8 points.

Statewide, the biggest declines in people staying at home came in Will and McHenry counties, each of which dropped 7 percentage points between April 13 and May 11. The smallest drops were in Champaign County, which slipped 2.6 points, and Cook County, which declined 4.1 points.

“It shows a decay in the number of people staying at home,” Dr. Emily Landon, an infectious-disease expert at the University of Chicago, said of the data. “Does it represent a risk for the epidemic getting out of control? It depends how these people behaved when they left home: Did they wear a mask? Did they keep their distance?”

Current Chicago status

CHICAGO'S KNOWN CORONAVIRUS CASES

CHICAGO'S TOTAL NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES


Note: Does not include persons with pending COVID-19 tests or persons with COVID-19 related illness who have not been tested.

Current Illinois status

Illinois' total known coronavirus cases

ILLINOIS' NEW DAILY CORONAVIRUS CASES

ILLINOIS' DAILY FATAL CORONAVIRUS CASES

NUMBER OF DAILY ILLINOIS TESTS

Note: The daily number of persons reported electronically for testing of COVID-19 at IDPH, commercial or hospital laboratories. The February 29 figure includes 61 tests that were administered between January 24 and February 28.

Hospital bed status

Hospital ICU bed status

Hospital ventilators status


Source: Illinois Department of Public Health



Recent Headlines

Cannabis, gambling taxes to boost county amid long-term budget woes
Thursday, July 02, 2020
The Daily Line

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Chicago Tribune

'Going To Do The Best We Can': Cook County Adjusts Outreach Strategy For US Census Due To COVID-19
Thursday, July 02, 2020
WBBM Radio

Why local school districts are lining up against Fritz Kaegi
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

How COVID-19 threatens health care in Cook County
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Cook County’s new website shows nearly half of census funds spent on advertising, marketing
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Forest Preserves of Cook County opens more in Phase 4
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Daily Herald

Dart, other county sheriffs demand state prisons start accepting inmates again
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

A COVID-19 surge in your county? New Illinois website offers ways to check.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois raise minimum wage Wednesday
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
The Daily Line

Illinois ends June with about half the daily COVID-19 deaths and new cases as in peak month of May
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Kim Foxx confirms office will err on side of dismissing cases related to protests, curfew
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Kim Foxx plans to drop charges against those violating curfew, Fox 32 news reports
Monday, June 29, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois minimum wage increases take effect July 1
Monday, June 29, 2020
ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Home property taxes still rising despite bigger hike on business
Monday, June 29, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Illinois announces 15 additional coronavirus deaths, lowest one-day total since March
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Former county health chief: Racism common factor in deaths in ’95 Chicago heat wave, COVID-19
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

‘And She Could Be Next’ profiles grassroots political heroines of the moment
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Amazon to open two new fulfillment centers in south suburbs
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Chicago Crusader

Cook County courts reopening July 6
Friday, June 26, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

all news items

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