Five candidates stand out for terms on the Cook County agency that protects our water. Here they are, and why we support them.
Kimberly Neely Dubuclet’s background in government makes her the stronger candidate.
Democrat M. Cameron “Cam” Davis has a lengthy and impressive environmental advocacy record.
Most voters know what their representatives in Congress do, but they are less aware of what MWRD commissioners do that affect everyone’s daily lives.
Neither candidate in the Cook County Board’s 8th District has communicated what he plans to do over the next four years, but Arroyo is the incumbent.
Britton is looking for a bigger stage, where he vows to be beholden to nobody but the voters.
Peter N. Silvestri clearly articulates his ideas about how to cut budgets without feeling squeezed and how to raise revenue without raising taxes.
Larry Suffredin is a thoughtful, active and sensible commissioner who always seems to be be at the heart of every important county initiative.
Frederick ‘Fritiz’ Kaegi has promised to do away with a property tax system in which working-class people pay higher rates than wealthy people do.
Bill Lowry is about as qualified a newcomer as you will find running for the county board this time around.
He has a particularly solid grasp on how to use tax-break incentives to attract and keep businesses in the district.
Kaegi has promised to do away with an unfair property tax system in which working-class people pay more. Read our other county endorsements here.
We’re counting on him to keep scrutinizing taxation and spending, as he did when he opposed the ill-conceived soda tax that ended up being repealed.
After voting for the soda tax in 2016, Daley voted last year to repeal it. His reversal gave cover to a few other Democrats to follow suit.
Illinois has been a bed-ridden strongman for too long. So that’s why we’re endorsing Democrat J.B. Pritzker for governor in the Nov. 6 election.