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Josina Morita

“As the first urban planner to serve on this board, I will bring a unique background in stormwater management to address our flooding issues.” Learn more about this candidate.

Brad Schneider

“I firmly believe our best days as a nation are still ahead of us. But only if we join together and find a way to put people first and build the future our children deserve.” Learn more about this candidate.

Amanda Howland

“I’ve worked all my life to help people reach their full potential.” Learn more about this candidate.

Tonia Khouri

“In addition to focusing on growing our economy and ensuring our national security, I am focusing on helping Americans break free from poverty.” Learn more about this candidate.

Diane Shapiro

“I am passionate about justice, and spent my life as an honorable public servant whose ethics have never been compromised.” Learn more about this candidate.

Vince Kolber

“Identifying problems and implementing solutions before they become calamities is what I do.” Learn more about this candidate.

Tim Curtin

“I am running because the Democrats and Republicans have failed to do their jobs on behalf of the people of Illinois.” Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Roothaan

“A vote for Green Party candidates … sends a message to the District that the public wants to keep our children safe by protecting them from materials containing heavy metals, drugs, and hormones.” Learn more about this candidate.

John Morrow

“To create jobs, I will pass the infrastructure bill, lower regulations and reduce taxes on corporate America.” Learn more about this candidate.

Scott Summers

“It's time for a new political party to join the established ones, and to bring fresh, bright ideas to our democracy and our ways of governance.” Learn more about this candidate.

Dorothy Brown

“It's important that we have a Clerk of Court that will protect court records for ALL the people, not just for the privileged few.” Learn more about this candidate.

Jeffrey Leef

“We need a strong national defense, both abroad and within our communities, so that we may enjoy the blessings of liberty in peace and security.” Learn more about this candidate.

Joan McCarthy Lasonde

“Our district is socially moderate and fiscally responsible, and it deserves a rep who reflects these values.” Learn more about this candidate.

Christopher Anthony

“Not too many are familiar with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District budget, but they have a billion dollar-plus budget. And you have to ask if our tax dollars being spent wisely.” Learn more about this candidate.

Claire Ball

“As a Libertarian I will provide the highest level of independence – who better to watch over the Republicans and Democrats than a Libertarian?” Learn more about this candidate.

Dan Lipinski

“Today many are understandably concerned about the future and frustrated with the status quo. So am I. Washington is not working for the middle class. But I am.” Learn more about this candidate.

Bill Foster

“I have been a strong advocate for marriage equality, equal pay for equal work, a woman’s right to choose and access to birth control – all of which are important issues in this election.” Learn more about this candidate.

Danny Davis

“Our country is at a serious crossroads, and I believe that we can go forward or we can go backwards.” Learn more about this candidate.

Leslie Munger

“I continue to work every day to stress the importance of passing a balanced budget and to bring relief to those most in need.” Learn more about this candidate.

Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche

“Helping to reduce crime is the job of the State's Attorney whose job is to prosecute criminals, seek justice for crime victims, and maintain confidence in our criminal justice system.” Learn more about this candidate.

Peter Roskam

“I have challenged private institutions to use their tax privileges to lower tuition costs for students, instead of funding sky-high administrator salaries.” Learn more about this candidate.

Bob Dold

“I am focused on advancing bipartisan solutions that are needed to help move our country forward. Our community deserves a thoughtful leader that is dedicated to bringing people together.” Learn more about this candidate.

Rob Sherman

“What America really needs is environmentally responsible capitalism, which rewards you for being successful rather than taking away from you what you create.” Learn more about this candidate.

Pete DiCianni

“My decades of hands-on experience have equipped me with the proper mindset for addressing our nation’s most critical issues.” Learn more about this candidate.

Martin Stack

“I believe the Board can do more to help the homeowners in the county.” Learn more about this candidate.

Randy Hultgren

“My top priority has been to remove burdens so my constituents can live a higher quality of life with a solid financial footing.” Learn more about this candidate.

Barbara McGowan

“I have served the citizens of Cook County the only way I know how: with honesty, fairness, and distinction.” Learn more about this candidate.

Jan Schakowsky

“I believe that politics and government shouldn't be about money and power, but about making life better for people.” Learn more about this candidate.

Kent McMillen

“As an elected libertarian, I will not be beholden to major party bosses. I will speak my mind and call out those who squander the taxpayer’s money.” Learn more about this candidate.

Susana Mendoza

“I have a history of standing up to leaders in my own party, and a record of working across the aisle, to get things done.” Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Yarbrough

"My guiding vision for the Cook County Recorder of Deeds is 'Accuracy-Efficiency-Advocacy.' That means protecting an accurate public record of property ownership and doing it with only the minimum amount of taxpayer resources needed to get the job done." Learn more about this candidate.

Kim Foxx

 "I am running for State’s Attorney because our criminal justice system is broken–and incumbent State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is part of the problem." Learn more about this candidate.

Dan Patlak

"To provide fair and impartial hearings in a timely, professional and cost efficient manner for taxpayers who are contesting their property tax assessment." Learn more about this candidate.

Michael Cabonargi

"As commissioner, I have worked to ensure homeowners and property owners receive a full and fair review of the assessed values of their property so they pay only their fair share in property taxes, while also guaranteeing schools and local communities receive these tax proceeds on time." Learn more about this candidate.

Mariyana Spyropoulos

“Nothing could be more important than protecting our natural resources for future generations.” Learn more about this candidate.

George Milkowski

“This government entity, with a billion dollar plus per-year budget, needs to use its resources in a more effective manner to get the most ‘bang’ for our tax dollar investment.” Learn more about this candidate.

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is the keeper of the records of the Court, responsible for serving the court, the legal profession and the general public by recording court decisions and events. Learn about the candidates.

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. Learn about the candidates.

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. Learn about the candidates.

The office of the Recorder of Deeds records, stores and provides information that is accurate, legible, timely and easily retrievable for public and private use. Learn about the candidate.

The Cook County Board of Review is a three-member board, elected from three electoral districts, that hears and decides taxpayer complaints on assessed value or exempt status of real property in Cook County. Learn about the candidates.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecutes crimes committed in Cook County, serves as legal counsel for Cook County government agencies, and serves as legal counsel for all Cook County public officials. Learn about the candidates.

The Illinois Comptroller is an Executive Branch office of state government charged with maintaining the fiscal accounts of the state of Illinois and ordering the Illinois Treasurer to make payments into and out of those accounts. 

This WTTW guide is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election. Learn more.

President Barack Obama hits town to raise cash. Contract talks heat up as a teachers strike looms. COPA sails through City Council. And the Cubs launch their playoff push against the Giants.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Friday at an event at the University of Chicago that despite his recent blunders on foreign policy, he is the preferred candidate among men and women in the armed forces.

CTU President Karen Lewis said negotiations between the two sides would continue over the weekend and through Columbus Day if necessary, but as of Friday afternoon, she had “nothing substantial” to report.

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