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Scott Fornek

Assistant Breaking News Editor

Scott Fornek helps edit, oversee and coordinate coverage of daily breaking news stories for the Chicago Sun-Times. He was previously political editor, having covered politics for nearly 30 years as an editor, political reporter and general assignment reporter.

The appearance of the 17-year cicadas this year will mark the fourth emergence of the red-eyed, orange-veined creatures in my lifetime — thus, my fourth cicada birthday, Scott Fornek, an editor at the Sun-Times, writes.
Scott Fornek, an assistant news editor at the Sun-Times, wrote this updated take on the classic Mike Royko column.
History shows Cook County voters prefer having the same party in the White House and as state’s attorney. But they have no problem dumping incumbent prosecutors of either party.
<p><span style="line-height:1.5em;">Yes, there were an awful lot of runoffs Tuesday night.</span></p>
<p><em><span style="line-height:1.5em;">The mayor’s race and 19 wards will see runoffs in April. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and candidates his Super PAC
<p><i>NOTE: This article was originally published April 23, 2006</i></p>