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Cook County Democratic Party

When Who You Know Just Won't Work

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Taxpayers who are footing the bills want to know and trust that people are being hired on skill and merit, period. That they're being given promotions based on performance. And too often in Illinois government it does work that way.

New Poll Says U.S. GOP House Majority Imperiled; Illinois Republican Gains at Risk, Too

David Ormsby | Posted 06.15.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A new national poll finds that U.S. House Republicans have fallen so far out of fashion with the American public that it is now possible Democrats could take control of the House back next year.

Illinois Primary Results Show Local Political Machine 'Breaking Down'

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After serving some 20 years as an elected leader of the obscure-but-jobs-rich Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Terence O'Brien decided last ye...

Did Democrats Plant A Green Party Candidate To Take On Tom Tresser For County Board President?

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Green Party candidate Tom Tresser, who made a name for himself as the leader of the anti-Olympics group No Games Chicago, has challenged the petitions...

Cook County Dems Forget Jimmy Carter In Latest Ad

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Democratic party sent out a direct mail piece this week touting endorsed candidates centered on the theme that "throughout history, De...

How Judges Become Judges In Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Mysterious forces" hover in the air in this Hotel Allegro conference room as Cook County's Democratic ward and township committeemen carve up "The Be...