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Forrest Claypool

Claypool Gives Joe Berrios, 'Pay-to-Play Personified,' a Run for His Money

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool, a Democrat running as an independent for county assessor, will take on insider Joe Berrios in November.

Forrest Claypool Files Signatures To Run For Assessor As Independent

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Forrest Claypool says he has more than the necessary 25,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Claypool's a Democratic Cook County commissioner hoping t...

Pat Quinn On Rahm Emanuel For Chicago Mayor: 'I Thought The World Was Enough For Him'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn wouldn't come down either way on Rahm Emanuel's mayoral bid, but he did have a few laughs at the White House Chief of Staff's expen...

Baseball...And Other Stuff: This Week In Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Opening day! Mark Buehrle's play of the decade! Sox! Cubs! Even a win or two! Oh yeah, and there was some other news this week, too. State politics l...

Forrest Claypool To Run Against Joe Berrios For County Assessor, Will Run As Independent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Forrest Claypool formally entered the race for Cook County Assessor Tuesday morning, launching a fiery opening barrage against his Democratic opponent...

Sneed: White House Pushing Forrest Claypool As Democratic Lieutenant Governor

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is remaining hush-hush about his choice for lieutenant governor this time -- now that veterans chief/close friend Tammy Duckworth turned hi...

Sorry, Carol, Forrest Missed His Chance for 2010

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Carol Marin is the latest to try to make us all feel sorry for poor little Forrest Claypool and his quixotic attempt to worm his way onto the ballot as an independent for Cook County assessor.

Emil Jones, His Stepson, and Todd Stroger -- A Great Deal for Them

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

The Chicago Sun-Times discovers another bad deal for taxpayers in Cook County government.

Ted Matlak, Deposed North Side Alderman, Running For Cook County Board

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race to succeed Democratic Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool, a self-styled reformer from the city's North Side, could be the highest-prof...

Who Should Claypool Voters Choose? Probably Preckwinkle

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

The voters who would have backed Claypool, many of whom live on the North Side and in suburban Cook County, might well be the swing votes in this election.

Emanuel Wanted Claypool As Congressional Placeholder: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times | NATASHA KORECKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It has long been claimed that Rahm Emanuel wanted to find someone to keep his congressional seat warm while he served as President Obama's chief of st...

John Fritchey Plans Run For Claypool's Cook County Board Seat

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Rep. John Fritchey announced Tuesday he intends to give up his seat in the state legislature to run to replace retiring Commissioner Forrest Cla...

Cook County Board Passes Partial Sales Tax Rollback, Can They Override Stroger Veto?

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A deal to partially roll back Cook County's highest-in-the-nation sales tax overwhelmingly passed Tuesday, the third time the County Board has voted t...

Dorothy Brown Enters Race For Cook County Board President

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The race for the Cook County Board Presidency just got a little more crowded. Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown announced Friday that she...

Forrest Claypool Not Running For County Board President

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a major political surprise, Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool has decided not to run for County Board president in next year's election....

Claypool: Stroger And Blagojevich 'Very Similar'

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of Stroger's likely challengers is Commissioner Forrest Claypool, who's taking his criticism of Stroger up a notch....

Oh, My Todd [Stroger]: 'An Exercise in Fertility'

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

On the radio, Stroger sounded like a kid in third grade who hadn't quite mastered phonics.

Claypool Endorses Quigley In Emanuel Replacement Race

Politico | Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, running to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress, received a key endorsement from one of the leading reform-minded f...

Ald. Toni Preckwinkle To Run For Cook County Board President

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the media pack has been overwhelmed covering Messrs. Blagojevich, Burris and Obama, a big local political story has been quietly developing in r...

Forrest Claypool Floated For Obama Senate Vacancy

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A thoughtful veteran of Illinois politics offers an interesting name for Illinois Senate, one that I hadn't heard before: Forrest Claypool. Claypool ...

Stroger, Claypool Take Feud To Mancow Radio Show

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool was all over WLS-AM (890) -- first on "Don and Roma" and later on "The Erich 'Mancow' Muller Show" -- critic...

Stroger Slammed For County Borrowing Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Rummana Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just minutes after Cook County Board President Todd Stroger boasted his $2.94 billion proposed budget for 2009 was free of additional taxes, several c...

Claypool Won't Seek Rahm Emanuel's Congressional Seat

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mr. Claypool is not going to Washington. Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool told the Sun-Times today he has decided not to run for Congress to...

Battle For Rahm Emanuel's Congressional Seat Underway

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It didn't take long for Chicago Democrats to start jumping at the impending open seat in Rep. Rahm Emanuel's (D-Ill.) district. State Rep.-elect Debo...

County Commissioners Want Fund For Low-Income Homeowners

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A band of Cook County Commissioners plan to introduce a proposal to create a so-called "circuit-breaker" fund that would give relief to low-income hom...