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MWRD Executive Director Brian A. Perkovich (Courtesy Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)

The appointment of Brian Perkovich as head of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago comes five months after the abrupt – and unexplained – resignation of David St. Pierre. 

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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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The Lathrop Riverfront Group holds a kick-off paddle along the Chicago River. (Courtesy Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)

The Lathrop Riverfront Group was formed to promote the section of riverfront near the Julia C. Lathrop Homes, a Chicago Housing Authority project that is being redeveloped into a mixed-income riverfront community. 

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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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Tom 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,” says Tom Dart. Learn more about this candidate.

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Geoffrey Cubbage

“We know our water isn’t as clean as it should be – only two of our seven wastewater treatment plants even use an industry-standard third-stage disinfectant treatment,” says Geoffrey Cubbage. Learn more about this candidate.

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Cam Davis

“I want to make our region the green infrastructure capital of the world,” says Cam Davis. Learn more about this candidate.

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Rachel Wales

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

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Tammie Felicia Vinson

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

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Karen Roothaan

“Overflows can be a threat to public health, but they also indicate an agency that has not fully addressed the changes expected in the frequency and severity of our storms,” says Karen Roothaan. Learn more about this candidate.

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Shundar Lin

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

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R. Cary Capparelli

“If you, like I, are tired of machine politics that misspend your tax dollars then stop voting for Democrats,” says R. Cary Capparelli. Learn more about this candidate.

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Kari K. Steele

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

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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,” says Debra Shore. Learn more about this candidate.

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Chicago has seen 6 inches of rain in June, well above the historical average, according to data from the National Weather Service. (Chicago Tonight)

Chicago has seen 6 inches of rain in June, well above the historical average of about 2.5 inches, according to data from the National Weather Service.

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