Sorry for the confusion, but it does
work if you add the "shopt -s expand_aliases"
.bash_profile, not the user's. That is, "sudo -i ll" works as expected.
Did you carefully review the alias for sudo.
sudo with one space in the alias for sudo should do the job.
I haven't tried that technique, but I'm certain that it works, since it is working for a number of
contributors to this thread. I'll stick with the "shopt -s expand_aliases" technique.