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.
It was a huge election night for Republicans across the country. And in Illinois, it was a rebirth of sorts for a state GOP that practically fell into a shallow grave eight years ago.Republicans in this state scored big wins in federal contests - especially - and made gains in state government.
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.