Cook County Board of Commissioners

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Cook County Board of Commissioners
Cook County IL Code of Ordinances title page.jpg
Title page of the Cook County Code of Ordinances
Agency overview
Headquarters Chicago City Hall
118 N. Clark Street Chicago, Illinois
Employees 22,000 (2014)
Annual budget US$ 3.1 billion (2014)
Agency executive

The Cook County Board of Commissioners is a legislative body made up of 17 commissioners who are elected by district, and a president who is elected county wide, all for four year terms. Cook County, which includes the City of Chicago, is the United States' second largest county with a population of 5.2 million residents. The county board sets policy and laws for the county regarding property, public health services, public safety, and maintenance of county highways.[1] It is presided over by the County Board President, currently Toni Preckwinkle.

The commissioners, president, and county clerk (who serves as clerk of the board), hold the same offices ex officio on the legally distinct Cook County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners.


Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 13
  Republican Party 4

List of County Commissioners[edit]

This is a list of the Cook County Commissioners in order by district. This list is current as of August 5, 2017.

District Commissioner Residence In office since Party
Toni Preckwinkle Chicago 2010 Democratic
1 Richard Boykin Chicago 2014 Democratic
2 Dennis Deer Chicago 2017 Democratic
3 Jerry Butler Chicago 1986 Democratic
4 Stanley Moore Chicago 2013 Democratic
5 Deborah Sims Chicago 1994 Democratic
6 Ed Moody Chicago Ridge[2] 2016 Democratic
7 Jesús "Chuy" García Chicago 2010 Democratic
8 Luis Arroyo, Jr. Chicago 2014 Democratic
9 Peter N. Silvestri Elmwood Park 1990 Republican
10 Bridget Gainer Chicago 2009 Democratic
11 John P. Daley Chicago 1992 Democratic
12 John Fritchey Chicago 2010 Democratic
13 Larry Suffredin Evanston 2002 Democratic
14 Gregg Goslin Glenview 1998 Republican
15 Tim Schneider Bartlett 2006 Republican
16 Jeffery R. Tobolski McCook 2010 Democratic
17 Sean M. Morrison Palos Park 2015 Republican

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