Maybe she was the most qualified candidate in the clerk of the Circuit Court race. Or maybe she had the best name.
The vast majority of Chicago voters sit out another mayoral election.
A Pritzker-backed machine operator, a rogue three-time candidate, a U of C darling, and lots of idealistic novices compete in a ward known for corruption.
At back-to-back forums last week 11 candidates fielded questions and even provided some answers.
The court clerk lost the records of James Allen, who’s fighting to overturn convictions that put him in prison 30 years ago. His case is not unique.
The more candidates who run, the harder it is to make the ballot—especially given the signature-challenge game.
Despite being under federal investigation, the Cook County circuit court clerk announced her candidacy for Chicago mayor Sunday.
A roundup of the 2012 primary election results
The race to bring Cook County court records into the modern world
Toni Preckwinkle’s plan to shrink the jail population
With Todd Stroger gone, where to look for the latest eyebrow-raising fiscal gamesmanship in Cook County? Look no further than Maria Pappas, the county treasurer who was once mentioned as a possible mayoral candidate.
CBS2 and the Better Government Association have taken Pappas to task for a series of creative employment arrangements that include having her former housekeeper and a $95,883-a-year driver-cum-project leader on staff.
Would-be assessor Joe Berrios doesn’t have to win over taxpayers. He just has to keep Forrest Claypool off the ballot.
Ward by ward voting numbers show the dominance of Toni Preckwinkle’s Democratic primary win for Cook County Board president.
Toni Preckwinkle is getting help for her campaign from the kind of people who tend to back winners.
Dorothy “Bad Idea Jeans” Brown, candidate for Cook County Board President, continues to generate novel ideas for making small amounts of money.