Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough broke a tie in the Sauk Village trustee race Tuesday the only way Illinois law will allow: with the toss of a coin.
Rachel Hinton is a general assignment reporter, covering Cook County and the Obama Presidential Center amongst other topics. She earned a degree in journalism from DePaul University.
Kim Foxx cited her recent decision to refrain from publicly commenting on the matter during the ongoing investigation by the county’s IG’s office.
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Jim Allen, board spokesman, said the 33rd Ward aldermanic race was at least the “closest [race] in the last four municipal election cycles.”
“I’ve got a lot of work to do,” she repeated when pressed on whether this would be her final term.
“We’re all looking at pictures. . . . We were in a packed restaurant and there was this eerie feeling,” Christine Eischen said.
In addition, Lightfoot named a task force to focus on the city’s budget deficit and related financial issues.
Behind the scenes in aldermanic races across the city, women played key roles helping candidates get seats on the City Council.
The 33rd and 46th ward races remain nailbiters that could be decided by mail-in ballots trickling in over the next 12 days.
“I didn’t want to be on the wrong side of a historic moment,” the staffer told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Following the aldermanic runoffs on Tuesday, Hispanics appear to have picked up at least one seat and possibly two.
Protesters demanding State’s Attorney Kim Foxx resign were met Monday with shouts of “16 shots and a cover-up” from community activists.
Six days before their April 2 grudge match, the two mayoral candidates debated live on CBS 2. They have one final radio debate on Friday.
The debate also touched on similarities for the two — they both want a moratorium on charter schools, both believe in an elected school board.
Activist William Calloway says he takes full responsibility and accountability for the comments, though he doesn’t “stand by those words anymore.”