The results of a fiercely contested Cook County election are exposing a gulf between white liberals and minority voters.Forrest Claypool’s anti-machine rhetoric has proven popular over the years with white progressives.
Democrats across the United States are smarting after election defeats Tuesday, but the party’s leader in Cook County is basking in victory after a bruising battle.Four candidates faced off to replace the retiring county assessor, Jim Houlihan.Forrest Claypool, an independent, raised the most
Democrat Joseph Berrios will be Cook County's next assessor, defeating independent Forrest Claypool. With 79 percent of precincts reporting, Berrios had about 47 percent of the vote, compared with Claypool's 32 percent.
Longtime Chicago alderwoman Toni Preckwinkle has been elected Cook County board president over Republican Roger Keats and Green Party candidate Tom Tresser.With 76 percent of precincts reporting, Preckwinkle had about 69 percen
A requirement to vote in the United States is citizenship. But voting isn’t the only way to affect a race’s outcome. Some undocumented young people in the Chicago area are going all out against the Republican in Illinois’s U.S.