Larry Suffredin on 20 years of problems solved and unsolved
Larry Suffredin was elected to the Cook County Board of Commissioners in 2002 as an insurgent looking to shake up the county's old ways to make the government more efficient and service-focused. Now, 20 years later, at the age of 74, Suffredin is staring down retirement and reflecting on the changes he and his allies were able to force in the county’s government and political structure. Suffredin spoke to The Daily Line’s Alex Nitkin about his battles with John Stroger, why the Cook County Forest Preserve needs a taxpayer infusion and what county offices can do to head off crippling staff shortages.
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