Evanston Republican Party Committeeman Linda LaFianza filed Monday, the last day to submit petitions, to run for the Cook County Commission from the 13th District, which includes Evanston.

Evanston Republican Party Committeeman Linda LaFianza filed Monday, the last day to submit petitions, to run for the Cook County Commission from the 13th District, which includes Evanston.

LaFianza, of 1616 Thelin Court, becomes the third challenger for the incumbent Democrat, Commissioner Larry Suffredin, of 2431 Pioneer Road.

The others are John Michael Keefe, a Democrat, of 9359 Lavergne Ave. in Skokie, and Green Party candidate George Milkowski of 3026 W. Chase Ave. in Chicago.

The district includes the 49th and 50th wards of Chicago, all of Evanston and all or parts of several other north suburbs.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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