Cook County is a general purpose county government with jurisdiction over a broad array of functions, including health and welfare, the administration of justice, real estate taxes, and the oversight of elections. It is a home rule county with powers defined by the Illinois Constitution (Illinois Const. art. VII, sec. 6) and is governed by a 17-member Board of Commissioners who are elected to 4 year terms from single-member districts. The board president and 8 other county public office holders are elected at-large to 4 year terms.
Unofficial web site of Larry Suffredin, Cook County Board Commissioner and Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner for the 13th District which includes: 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.