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Illinois Primary 2010: Pat Quinn, Other Candidates Cast Their Ballots (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Candidates gave themselves all the help they could on Tuesday, casting their ballots and sending out final messages to voters as the Illinois primarie...

Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...

Todd Stroger Fires 'Project Shield' Head With Primary Approaching | Turning Left | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the cusp of the February primary, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has fired the chief executive of one of the county's most controversial ...

Preckwinkle An "Aunt Jemima": New Fliers Stoke Racial Tension In Cook County Board President's Race | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fliers comparing Ald. Toni Preckwinkle to Aunt Jemima are being distributed in the South Side. The fliers, designed to resemble parking tickets and p...

Cook County Board President: Toni Preckwinkle Wins Fundraising Battle In Primary Race | Produced by Hunter Clauss on Thursday, January 21, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

So far, Chicago Alderman Toni Preckwinkle took in more money in 2010 than any other Democratic candidate for Cook County board president....

Cook County Board President: Toni Preckwinkle, Terrence O'Brien Hit Dorothy Brown On 'Jeans Day' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"Jeans Day" could very well be Dorothy Brown's Dukakis-in-the-tank. While her failed oversight of the $3 fines she charged employees for wearing je...

Toni Preckwinkle Emerges As Cook County Board President Front-Runner

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many new indicators released Friday give Toni Preckwinkle a strong lead in the Cook County Board President's race. Most telling among them is a new p...

Preckwinkle Ahead In County Board Race: New Poll Shows 'Significant Lead'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Ald. Toni Preckwinkle has surged to a significant lead in the Democratic primary for Cook County Board president as she has become better know...

Cook County Board President: Todd Stroger Disputes Preckwinkle's Lead, Says His Own Poll Shows A Tie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Todd Stroger this morning is touting a new poll that shows a closer race for the Cook County Board President than the Chicago Tribune reported. ...

Preckwinkle, O'Brien Lead In Fundraising, Stroger Trails Badly

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More bad news Friday for Todd Stroger's bid for re-election as Cook County Board President, and it comes in the form of dollars and cents: Stroger was...

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.

Candidate, Former SEC Chairman Bash Water Deal that Flushed $68 Million Down the Sewer

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District got a pasting last Thursday over a botched bond deal that cost Cook County area taxpayers $68 million.

Danny Davis Hedging On Run For County Board President

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Congressman Danny Davis may be backing away from a run for Cook County Board president in order to keep his seat in Washington. Davis has said repeat...

Stroger Rebuffed As Democrats Don't Endorse For County Board President

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a major disappointment for Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, the county's Democratic leaders today have declined to endorse him for re-elec...

Stroger Blames Zell, Bad Data For Low Poll Numbers

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger downplayed his dismal approval rating in a Tribune/WGN poll Thursday and alleged that the low numbers were pa...

Todd Stroger Called 'A Little Stupid And A Lot Lazy' By Own Ward Worker

Chicago Sun-Times | MARK J. KONKOL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ask anyone, even Cook County President Todd Stroger's closest pals, and they'll tell you Ol' Todd has bumbled his way through his first term....

Terrence O'Brien, Water District Chief, Running For County Board President

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The head of an agency that handles wastewater in Cook County is running for county board president....

Michael Reese Demolition On Hold Until Olympics Decision

Newstips | Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Preservationists got a temporary reprieve last night with a public statement that demolition of buildings on the Michael Reese Hospital campus won't b...

A Cook in Congress

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Todd Stroger intends to seek reelection, but it's hard to see him weathering an ultra-competitive primary with such shaky credentials.

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...

Danny Davis Polling For County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another big local name is considering running for Cook County Board president. U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is forming an exploratory committee to weigh a r...

The Changing Face of Illinois Politics

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The political landscape of Chicago and Illinois is destined to change in its black representation. Todd Stroger has been a disappointment. He should go home and not waste the public's time with another run.

Stroger Media Blitz Fails To Calm Criticism Over Hiring Scandal (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Damage control is not one of Todd Stroger's specialties. The beleaguered Cook County Board president's recent round of media interviews has raised mo...

Burris, Stroger Facing Challenges From Black Women As Machine Feels Heat

Chicago Sun-Times | Laura Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's a heady time in African-American politics. Presidents, senators and congressmen are feeling the burn. The old political hands are nervous. The yo...