86 Registrants representing all 14 Cook County Leagues participated in the Annual Meeting. At the Business Meeting, the proposed program, slate, bylaws amendments, and budget were approved. Members also approved a $1 PMP.
Retiring Commissioners lauded the League's efforts in ensuring a transparent Cook County government.
Retiring Cook County Commissioners Deborah Sims (5th District), and Larry Suffredin (13th District) were the guest speakers at the Annual Meeting held May 5th. Commissioner Peter Sylvestri (9th District) provided written comments that were shared verbally because he was unable to attend.
The Commissioners reflected on their decades of service to the Cook County Board. All lauded the League for its vigilance on behalf of citizens. Commissioner Suffredin, in particular, noted that “we have a stealth government” and that currently only the League observers are regularly reporting on Board and Committee meetings Local media no longer send reporters to the county government meetings. Commissioner Sims strongly emphasized the necessity of oversight to ensure that funds are spent wisely.
When asked what the League should focus on, Commissioner Sims urged members to continue to scrutinize the budget process. Commissioner Suffredin said two issues should be focused on: the Forest Preserve referendum and ensuring that public health is adequately preparing for the next crisis.
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