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Cook County Clerk David Orr appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Nov. 27, 2018.

After nearly 40 years in public office, Cook County Clerk David Orr is leaving the political stage. He joins us to discuss the past, present and future of elections.

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Newly elected Democrats Scott Britton, left, and Kevin B. Morrison appear on “Chicago Tonight.”

Scott Britton, Kevin B. Morrison and Cam Davis. Meet some of the Cook County Democrats who rode Illinois’ “blue wave” to unseat Republican incumbents on the county board.

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On Tuesday, Circuit judge Matthew Coghlan didn't receive the 60 percent of the votes that county judges need to keep their seats.

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Toni Preckwinkle appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 16, 2017.

Although she announced her run for mayor in September, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle pushed forward in an uncontested re-election bid. How other county races look for Democrats.

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A 52-year-old man was pronounced dead Saturday morning about 10 minutes after he was discovered on the city's far South Side.

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Next month, voters will be tasked with electing Cook County Circuit Court judges. To help navigate the options, three local bar associations screened and ranked each candidate. Here are their recommendations.

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A judge who was caught on video apparently dropping a handgun in a Chicago courthouse has been acquitted of carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area.

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WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 6 election. Learn more.

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Learn about the candidates running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner (two-year and six-year terms) in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

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Learn about the candidates running for Cook County commissioner in the Nov. 6 election as part of WTTW’s 2018 Voters’ Guide to the General Election.

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Flu season is right around the corner, and health officials are urging patients to get vaccinated in light of a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that estimates 80,000 Americans died from the flu during the 2017-2018 season.

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Toni Preckwinkle appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Oct. 16, 2017.

As Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presided over a regularly-scheduled board meeting Tuesday, loyalists were beginning to circulate petitions to nominate Preckwinkle for Chicago mayor. 

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The skin of a patient three days after developing a measles infection. (Dr. Heinz F. Eichenwald / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health officials are reporting a confirmed case of measles in a Cook County resident who visited a restaurant and grocery store in the city and suburbs earlier this month. 

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Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson takes questions from the media on July 18, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago and Cook County have sometimes-spotty reputations when it comes to how they run government operations. But they have taken steps to clean up their acts.

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A man faces charges after confronting a woman at a Cook County forest preserve. The mayor and governor feud on Twitter over a controversial anti-violence march. And Groupon’s biggest offer ever: the company itself.

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A screen shot from a video filmed at a Cook County forest preserve. “This is what I’m wearing,” says the woman at the center of the video, showing a Puerto Rican flag shirt. (Mia Irizarry / Facebook)

More fallout in the wake of a viral video that has resulted in hate crime charges and a police officer’s resignation.

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