Family-held public office: Hynes, Daley, Madigan, Lipinski and now... Stroger. Isn’t Chicago great!

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At least Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the step daughter of Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan (D-Chicago), the boss of the state party, had to run in a primary…..

For more of the family trees, click below

Mike Madigan spawned Lisa

Former Assessor Thomas C. Hynes begat Dan Hynes, the comptroller.

Mayor Richard J. Daley begat Mayor Richard M. Daley, Cook County Board Member John Daley, former Commerce Sec. Bill Daley. (And Daley’s son, Bill, is waiting in the wings…)

Former Rep. William Lipinski (D-Ill.) snuck his son into office in 2004, though Dan did win a March primary…

Now the family of the ailing Cook County Board President John H. Stroger Jr. want the presidency to be handed to son Todd….

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