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Cook County Board President Race

Todd Stroger Gets His Wings Clipped: County Restricts His Hiring, Spending

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Board's lame-duck president, Todd Stroger, had his wings clipped on Tuesday, as the Board voted near-unanimously to restrict his hirin...

Dorothy Brown Sues O'Brien Over Campaign Ad

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board hopeful Dorothy Brown is fighting mad about a statement made in an opponent's campaign ad -- and she's taking the matter to court. ...

Dorothy Brown Charges Workers For Wearing Jeans; Where's The Money?

FOX Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"I wanted to write a check for $10," said a second employee who spoke on condition of anonymity. "And (the supervisor) said 'why don't you go to the A...

Danny Davis Running For Re-Election, Drops Out Of County Board Race

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

Rep. Danny K. Davis conceded his game of chicken with Cook County Board President Todd Stroger Monday.  ...

Tom Tresser, No Games Chicago Founder, Plans Cook County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The man who helped thwart President Obama, Mayor Daley and the rest of Chicago's powerful Olympics proponents is setting his sights on a potentially t...

O'Brien, Brown Campaigns Sharing Volunteers, Deny Collaboration

Chicago Sun-Times | TIM NOVAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political double agents -- that seems the right phrase to describe some volunteers working on the Cook County Board president's race. Their true alle...

Terrence O'Brien, Board President Candidate, Lands Millions In City Contracts

Chicago Sun-Times | TIM NOVAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For 21 years, Terrence J. O'Brien has been on the board of Cook County's sewage-treatment operation, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Gr...

Danny Davis: Todd Stroger Would Make A Good Board President

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Illinois Congressman Danny Davis is keeping his options open. Davis has submitted petitions to run for re-election and is a candidate for Cook Co...

Black Ministers Back Stroger For Re-Election, Urge Racial Unity

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

About 100 African-American ministers gave embattled Cook County Board President Todd Stroger their much-anticipated endorsement for re-election today,...

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...

Lessons Learned From the Olympic Fiasco

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

If citizens want to be protected from bad government and further rip-offs, we are going to have to rise to a new level of involvement. I have little hope that our elected representatives will truly represent us.

'Soldiers 4 Stroger' Fliers Contain Racial Epithets, As Cook County Board Race Gets Nasty

chicagocurrent.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A number of leaflets using racist language, purportedly being distributed by incumbent Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's supporters, are outl...

Danny Davis Files To Run For Congress And Cook County Board President

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Congressman Danny Davis says he doesn't think filing petitions in two races for the February primary election will hurt his image with voters....

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.

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 Says Subpoenas Won't Hurt Re-Election Bid

Chicago Public Radio | Hunter Clauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger says he thinks an investigation into the county's finances won't have a huge impact on his re-election bid....

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...

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....

Suffredin Not Running For Cook County Board President

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One potential Democratic primary candidate in an already large field for the post of Cook County Board president announced today he won't make the lea...

County Contractors Pouring Money Into Todd Stroger's Reelection Campaign

Daily Herald | Robert McCoppin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Politically connected Cook County contractors chosen over lower bidders continue to cash in as their projects expand - and continue to contribute to C...

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....

Assessor James Houlihan Not Running For Cook County Board President

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

Cook County Assessor James Houlihan said Thursday he will not be a candidate for Cook County Board President....

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...