Larry Suffredin, Cook County Commissioner, just shared this message:

“It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the death of Karen R. Chavers, my 13th District Director. She was a great friend and inspiration to many.

“Karen lost her fight with illness this morning surrounded by her family. She was the leader of our team and the moral compass for many social justice initiatives. 

“Karen’s talents made her indispensable to anyone in need. She will be truly missed.

“Our sympathies go to her mother, husband, son, extended family and her legions of friends.

“Services are pending. Messages of condolence may be sent to our office and will be shared with her family: 

Family of Karen Chavers

c/o 13th District Office

820 Davis Street, Suite 104

Evanston, IL  60201