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Sean Morrison

“I bring a small business owner’s pragmatic perspective to the Cook County Board where I have consistently advocated for fiscal responsibility, innovative reform measures and pro‐growth economic policies,” writes Sean Morrison. Learn more about this candidate.

Abdelnasser Rashid

“Voters deserve someone who’ll fight for working and middle class families and small businesses, not the billionaires and the politically connected,” writes Abdelnasser Rashid. Learn more about this candidate.

“I fight hard for small business owners, because if they are forced to leave, the residents have to pick up their share,” writes Timothy Schneider. Learn more about this candidate.

Kevin Morrison

“I want to steer us away from financial collapse, and in a direction that no longer places the entire burden on the backs of our working and middle class families,” writes Kevin Morrison. Learn more about this candidate.

Scott Britton

“I became involved in public service in order to foster progressive values in my community,” writes Scott Britton. Learn more about this candidate.

Chris Hanusiak

“I have made the commitment to serve on the County Board and to fearlessly and constantly promote efficiency in government, seeking solutions to our tax problems by budget changes, not tax increases,” writes Chris Hanusiak. Learn more about this candidate.

Daniel Foster

“I’m running for the Cook County Board of Commissioners because I care deeply about ending the era of mass incarceration,” writes Daniel Foster. Learn more about this candidate.

Larry Suffredin

“I have conducted over 150 community meetings to help thousands of home owners appeal and get reductions on real estate property tax assessments,” writes Larry Suffredin. Learn more about this candidate.

Bushra Amiwala

“We are running a campaign on purity politics and positive messaging and don’t need to bring any of the other candidates down,” writes Bushra Amiwala. Learn more about this candidate.

Bridget Degnen

“I think it’s time for a change on the County board, and based on the 7,000 doors I’ve knocked in this district since September, many people agree,” writes Bridget Degnen. Learn more about this candidate.

John Fritchey

“During my time as your commissioner, I have worked and succeeded in advancing a progressive agenda that my constituents want and deserve,” writes John Fritchey. Learn more about this candidate.

Steven S. Graves

“The Democratic Party should stop punishing success and rewarding voters with tax payer money,” writes Steven S. Graves. Learn more about this candidate.

Carl Segvich

“In order to make government accountable to our residents and pensioners, we demand fiscal policies which reduce government spending,” writes Carl Segvich. Learn more about this candidate.

Bridget Gainer

“During my time as a commissioner, I have championed policies that benefit working families across Cook County,” writes Bridget Gainer. Learn more about this candidate.

“I’ve been a strong voice against raising taxes on the County Board,” writes Peter Silvestri. Learn more about this candidate.

Frank McPartlin

“It is long past time that you had a representative on the County Board that works as hard as you do,” writes Frank McPartlin. Learn more about this candidate.

Alma Anaya

“I am committed to making Cook County a healthy, accessible, and safe place to live,” writes Alma Anaya. Learn more about this candidate.

Angeles “Angie” Sandoval

“I will usher in a new generation of government stewardship,” writes Angeles “Angie” Sandoval. Learn more about this candidate.

Donna Miller

“As Commissioner, I know it is imperative to bring jobs and economic growth to the southland,” writes Donna Miller. Learn more about this candidate.

Lou Presta

“I am the only candidate for Commissioner of the 6th District with past experience as both a business owner and elected official,” writes Lou Presta. Learn more about this candidate.

Patricia Joan Murphy

“Families and businesses need to live within their means. Shouldn’t our county Government do the same?” writes Patricia Joan Murphy. Learn more about this candidate.

Timothy “Tim” Parker

“Growing up in foster care I’ve learned to appreciate my community. I’ve learned the importance of hard work, helping others, and never giving up,” writes Timothy “Tim” Parker. Learn more about this candidate.

Gaylon Alcaraz

“We are tired of the ineffective machine style politics that stifle the growth of the county,” writes Gaylon Alcaraz. Learn more about this candidate.

Marcel Bright

“As your Commissioner, I will fight against unnecessary tax increases and be honest when additional revenue is needed,” writes Marcel Bright. Learn more about this candidate.

Stanley Moore

“Once we put people back to work we will put a stop to the senseless violence that has plagued our community,” writes Stanley Moore. Learn more about this candidate.

Maria Barlow

“I will work diligently to identify and explore new sources of revenue for the County that do not require any tax increases,” writes Maria Barlow. Learn more about this candidate.

Horace “Washington” Howard

“The county must not use one time fixes or band aids to pass budgets,” writes Horace “Washington” Howard. Learn more about this candidate.

Erick Nickerson

“I would like to change the Status Quo in politics here in Cook County,” writes Erick Nickerson. Learn more about this candidate.

Steven Wolfe

“Instead of raising property taxes, I am working to create a vibrant local economy, healthier communities and safer neighborhoods,” writes Steven Wolfe. Learn more about this candidate.

Charise Williams

“Our County needs strong and progressive leadership that will be accountable to taxpayers and a true voice of the people,” writes Charise Williams. Learn more about this candidate.

Patricia Horton

“My vision for this office is to cut costs instead of jobs and conduct town hall meetings,” writes Patricia Horton. Learn more about this candidate.

Bill Lowry

“We need effective leadership rooted in communication, collaboration and action,” writes Bill Lowry. Learn more about this candidate.

Joshua Gray

“We need creative and progressive solutions to make our County strong again for the sake of my family and yours,” writes Joshua Gray. Learn more about this candidate.

Lupe Aguirre

“The need for effective, transformative and compassionate government has never been greater,” writes Lupe Aguirre. Learn more about this candidate.

Dennis Deer

“As Commissioner, I feel it is important for me to help my community bridge the gap between where it is and where it should be,” writes Dennis Deer. Learn more about this candidate.

Paul J. Montes II

“I am running for the Board of Commissioners because citizens of Cook County deserve an independent, honest, competent, and experienced advocate to work on their behalf,” writes Paul J. Montes II. Learn more about this candidate.

Brandon Johnson

“We have the power to change the direction of our communities when we vote for people who have our best interests in mind,” writes Brandon Johnson. Learn more about this candidate.

Richard Boykin

“I have always believed that campaigns ought to be about ideas, not insults,” writes Richard Boykin. Learn more about this candidate.

Maria Pappas

“Just as the banking industry is undergoing a transformation, so too am I continuing to automate the Treasurer’s Office,” Maria Pappas writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Peter Gariepy

“You deserve more for your money and it starts with the office that collects your taxes,” Peter Gariepy writes. Learn more about this candidate.

“Having already saved taxpayers millions of dollars as Recorder, I plan to use that same fiscal discipline to build the best County Clerk’s Office in the country,” Karen Yarbrough writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Toni Preckwinkle

“While we’ve made tremendous progress, there’s more work to do to improve the health and safety of our residents in every neighborhood,” Toni Preckwinkle writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi

“The Assessor’s Office might not be the most glamourous office, but it’s one where we can make a real improvement in people’s lives,” Frederick “Fritz” Kaegi writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Shundar Lin

“I am running to give my family and all Cook County residents clean and safe water,” writes Shundar Lin. Learn more about this candidate.

“The Board at the MWRDGC is in need for significant balance to afford opportunity for unbiased growth and leadership,” writes R. Cary Capparelli. Learn more about this candidate.

Tammie Vinson

“Acknowledging climate change and implementing strategies to address this reality are essential to the operation of the district,” writes Tammie Vinson. Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Roothaan

“Green Party candidates are calling for enhanced green infrastructure to cope with the new normal,” writes Karen Roothaan. Learn more about this candidate.

Martin Durkan

“In me, you will have a dedicated public servant, dedicated to maximizing the value of your tax dollar and ensuring transparency,” writes Martin Durkan. Learn more about this candidate.

“I work diligently every day, to protect workers, promote fiscal responsibility and transparency, and ensure we maintain a clean water environment,” writes Kari Steele. Learn more about this candidate.

Debra Shore

“I’m running for re‐election because the people of Cook County deserve a strong conservation advocate on the Board, because I’ve been able to be an effective leader, and because water matters,” writes Debra Shore. Learn more about this candidate.

Rachel Wales

“With climate change creating increased rainfall, the MWRD must approve more innovative green projects to lessen stress placed upon city sewer systems,” writes Rachel Wales. Learn more about this candidate.

Kimberly Neely DuBuclet

“I am running for this office to bring a voice of environmental conservation and a continued commitment to clean water,” writes Kimberly Neely DuBuclet. Learn more about this candidate.

Thomas Dart

“The Sheriff’s Office has won praise for progressive reforms to improve and maintain the safety and security of all those housed and employed at the Cook County Jail,” Thomas Dart writes. Learn more about this candidate.

Learn about the candidates running for Cook County commissioner in the March 20 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary.

Learn about the candidates running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner (two-year and six-year terms) in the March 20 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary.

Learn about the candidates running for Cook County assessor in the March 20 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary.

Learn about the candidates running for Cook County Board president in the March 20 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary.

Learn about the candidates running for Cook County clerk in the March 20 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary.

Learn about the candidates running for Cook County treasurer in the March 20 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the Cook County Primary.

Democratic candidates for governor (seated in the order they appear on the ballot, from left): J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy, Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman and Robert Marshall.

During a special edition of Chicago Tonight, all six Democratic candidates for governor join us to answer questions from an audience of 50 high school students and discuss issues facing Illinois’ young people. 

 Flooding in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood on April 18, 2013. (Center for Neighborhood Technology / Flickr)

A forecast of heavy rain, unseasonably warm temperatures and melting snow presents a flooding risk for Chicago. MWRD offers tips to prevent basement backups and reduce strain on local water systems. 

Democratic candidates for governor Daniel Biss, left, and Chris Kennedy participate in a candidate forum at WTTW on Monday.

Republicans have spent years trying to thwart House Speaker Michael Madigan. As allegations of sexual harassment by those in Madigan’s inner circle continue to swirl, leading Democrats are joining that chorus.