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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.

   
  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

September 2021

Office Address
2510 Green Bay Road
Evanston 60201

(847) 864-1209

Note:  Due to the pandemic, staff are working both remotely and in the district office only.

 

  Larry Suffredin's Statement on Completing Current Elected Term at County and Forest Preserve click here  


 

To read the most recent Weekly Report  for the 2021 mosquito season by the

North Shore Mosquito Abatement District click here

  

August 23, 2021: The Cook County Department of Public Health has issued an indoor mask requirement.  Click here for a press release and here for further details from the  Cook County Department of Public Health  This order requires masking in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status.

 

Imagine. Intersect. Act. Racial Equity Week September 13 - 17, 2021. bit.ly/RacialEquityWeek . Toni Preckwinkle | Cook County Board President

Cook County’s annual Racial Equity Week is happening Sept. 13 to 17

 for details and a schedule of events click here

 

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin has appointed a Task Force to assist him in redistricting. The Task Force will represent every major political subdivision of the existing 13th District.

The Task Force Members will be:

·Chair, Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks, representing the 49th Ward of Chicago;

·Judy Mandel, representing New Trier Township;

·Kevin Brown, representing the City of Evanston;

·Ann Kalayil, representing Niles Township; and

·Rabbi Shlomo Soroka, representing the 50th Ward of Chicago.

Commission Suffredin says the purpose of the Task Force is –

“To give the Community an opportunity to be heard on what they want in the next district. Now that Census Data is available and the Cook County Board has created a new Committee of the Whole to deal with the redistricting issue, it is time to get input.”

The Task Force held virtual public meetings to present census data and to hear from the various groups of residents that make up the current district.

Click here to watch the the meeting from Tuesday, May 18.

Click here to watch the meeting from Wednesday, May 19.

On Thursday, August 5, the Cook County Redistricting Committee released the staff framework map.   Here is a link to the data for the map and the Framework map.

*This map is subject to change once final federal census numbers are released on Thursday August 12th.


 

COVID19

Vaccination Virtual Town Hall 

On February 2, there was a virtual Town Hall Meeting on the vaccine. To watch this event click here. To read the frequently asked questions from the event click here. To view the slides from the event click here. 

Individuals can still make appointments at vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or by calling 833-308-1988, Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Visit cookcountyhealth.org/covid19-vaccine-sites/ for updated hours of operation.

Vaccine Information

Cook County is open to statewide residents

All Cook County Sites are open to all Illinois residents. The State is supplying increased vaccinations.

 

Cook County Vaccination Report

Here is Cook County’s bi weekly report on vaccination distribution dated September 13, 2021.These reports are updated bi weekly. Past reports can be found here. This report does not include Evanston, Skokie and Chicago as these municipalities have their own independent health departments.  Here is the Cook County Vaccine Equity Report.

Other vaccination sites

In addition, you can request reservations at the following sites:

  • If you live in suburban Cook County (and do not live in Evanston and Skokie) click here
  • If you live in Chicago, click here.
  • If you live in Evanston, click here.
  • If you live in Skokie, click here.

In addition, you can register for a vaccine appointment at these private pharmacies:

Walgreens

Walmart

CVS

Jewel Osco

Mariano’s


 

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

1) The Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

2) Illinois Governor JB Pritzker https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

3) Cook County Department of Public Health https://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://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm

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. 


 

RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE COUNTY BOARD HONORING THE 1,013 LIVES OF COOK COUNTY 13TH DISTRICT RESIDENTS WHO HAVE DIED FROM COVID-19 through

IN MEMORIAM

WHEREAS, Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a deadly infectious disease that has swept across our county, state, nation and world; and

WHEREAS, anyone can contract COVID-19, regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and

WHEREAS, as of June 10, 2020, COVID-19 had killed more than 400,000 worldwide, 115,000 in the United States, 5,900 in Illinois and 4,000 in Cook County; and

WHEREAS, each of the departed leave family, friends and communities in mourning; and

WHEREAS, as of June 10, 2020 COVID-19 had killed 445 residents who lived in the 13th District of Cook County; and

WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called the below 13th District residents from our midst:

 


 

all news items

Cook County unveils racial equity action plan
Monday, September 13, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Op-ed: Toni Preckwinkle: We can create a more equitable Cook County if we imagine it — and then act
Monday, September 13, 2021
Chicago Tribune

With school year underway, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising for Illinois kids
Monday, September 13, 2021
Chicago Tribune

Cook County: A Message from the President
Monday, September 13, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County Kicks Off 3rd Annual Racial Equity Week
Monday, September 13, 2021
WTTW News

Chicago outdoors: Hummingbird, monarchs, Patrick McManus on smoked fish, Chain O’Lakes muskies
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Walmart Supports Chicago’s Incarcerated Parents and Their Children with “Bedtime Stories”
Friday, September 10, 2021
Chicago Defender

Flummoxed by our property tax system? You're not alone.
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Crain's Chicago Business

Illinois courts name 22 new associate judges in Cook County
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Injustice Watch

DCFS caseworkers with Spanish-language clients should be able to speak Spanish
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Why Wildlife Thrives in the Forest Preserves of Cook County
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Chicago Parent Magazine

The compassion that drives a search for people who are missing
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

For the Love Of Water (FLOW) is a summary of news from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

Half a million people in Cook County struggle with food insecurity during the pandemic — but you can help
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

When told more evidence was needed, CPD detective wanted prosecutors to reject charges against suspect in slaying of 7-year-old girl: prosecution memo
Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Join us for Cook County's Third Annual Racial Equity Week
Saturday, September 04, 2021
Special to suffredin.org

10 ‘senior tax freeze’ homeowners will have to pay $273,000 more this year in the wake of Sun-Times investigation
Friday, September 03, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

Got Nature Pix? Enter Them in Cook County Forest Preserves’ Photo Contest
Friday, September 03, 2021
WTTW News

Cook County sheriff restarts search for longtime missing persons
Wednesday, September 01, 2021
Chicago Sun-Times

COVID-19 outbreaks reported at 26 Illinois schools, weeks after start of new school year
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Chicago Tribune

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