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  The Cook County Forest Preserve District maintains over 70 miles of bicycle trails.
   
     
     
     


Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Cook County Board Commissioner and Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner for the 13th District which includes the following Cities and Villages: 49th & 50th Wards of the City of Chicago, the City of Evanston and the Villages of Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. 

Although our Cook County government has a low profile, it is a vast operation with many important responsibilities and an annual budget of $6 billion. It is responsible for operating our court system, jail, maintaining over 69,000 acres of forest preserves, and acting as a healthcare safety net through the operation of three hospitals and sixteen clinics.

The purpose of this site is to provide information on Cook County government and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County as well as links to other government resources. I regularly post news stories and information on County and Forest Preserve issues which may be of interest to you. Additionally, my legislative library contains up-to-date information on County and Forest Preserve legislation.

I encourage you to contact me with any questions or ideas you have regarding Cook County or the Forest Preserve District. I hope you find this site useful. Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Sincerely,

Larry Suffredin

May 2020

 

 

 Cook County COVID-19 Response Plan: From Rapid Response to Equitable Recovery

For details click here 

 

 

Important Coronavirus Information from the Centers for Disease Control 

How Coronavirus spreads:

-Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
-Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

The best way to prevent illness:
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
-Stay home when you are sick.
-Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
-Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
-If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Here are six reliable sources of up- to-date information:

1) The Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

2) Governor JB Pritzker https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx For additional information from the Governor click here.

3) Cook County Department of Public Health https://www.cookcountypublichealth.org

4) Cook County Forest Preserves  https://fpdcc.com/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-events-locations-precautions

5) Social Vulnerability Index across different areas of Cook County https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/svi/.

6) COVID-19-related fatalities by location, time, age, gender and race/ethnicity: https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/medexamcovid19/

Cook County has text system and hotline to provide COVID-19 updates “AlertCook,” offers subscribers a direct line of communication to receive updates from Cook County Government related to public health alerts and emergency management. Send a text, "AlertCook," to 888-777 to opt-in and receive the latest COVID-19 alerts and information. Normal texting rates may apply.

Cook County Department of Public Health has a COVID-19 hotline and email address for the general public to receive answers to frequently asked questions. The hotline number: 708-633-3319 and email address, ccdph.COVID19@cookcountyhhs.org, will be staffed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Local Municipality COVID- 19 responses. Check your local community by clicking on a link below:

Chicago 49th Ward https://www.49thward.org/coronavirus-information

Chicago 50th Ward http://50thwardchicago.com/

City of Evanston COVID19 https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/departments/health-human-services/coronavirus-disease

Village of Glencoe https://www.villageofglencoe.org/

Village of Glenview https://www.glenview.il.us/Pages/Default.aspx

Village of Kenilworth https://www.vok.org/AlertCenter.aspx

Village of Lincolnwood https://www.lincolnwoodil.org/our-community/coronavirus/

Village of Morton Grove https://www.mortongroveil.org/covid19/

New Tier Township (Resident Services such as Financial and Food Pantry) https://www.newtriertownship.com/31/Resident-Services

Village of Niles https://www.vniles.com/AlertCenter.aspx

Niles Township (food Panty and other resident supports)https://nilestownshipgov.com

Village of Skokie https://www.skokie.org/1017/COVID-19

Village of Wilmette https://www.wilmette.com/village-managers-office/covid-19-information-response-and-resources/covid-19-general-information/

Village of Winnetka https://www.villageofwinnetka.org/civicalerts.aspx?aid=16

 Planning a trip to the Forest Preserves?  Click here for a list of visitor precautions and guidelines.  

 

How to make a face mask:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

How to make a mask out of a sock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4xtFGccc_Y 


Commissioner Suffredin's district office has moved to 2510 Green Bay Road in Evanston

Dear resident,

My district office has moved to 2510 Green Bay Road in Evanston.

The former location, 820 Davis St., is no longer my office.

Hours of operation for the new office are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and by appointment on Fridays.

Free, but limited, parking is available in front of the 2510 Green Bay Rd. building. Free parking is also available on Lincoln St. and Harrison St. after 9 a.m.

My office can still be reached at 312-603-6383, 847-864-1209, or larry.suffredin@cookcountyil.gov.

The office is also accessible by public transportation:

-Directly across the street from the Central St. Metra station

-Less than one mile from the Central St. “El” station

-Along the routes of CTA buses 201 and 206 and PACE bus 213

Sincerely,

Larry Suffredin

Cook County Commissioner, 13th District 

 

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