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posted: 3/21/2013 6:26 PM

Almost two-thirds of Cook County suburban races uncontested

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Submitted by Cook County Clerk David Orr

The April 9 Consolidated Election in suburban Cook County will feature more than 2,700 candidates and nearly 1,000 contests, but 64 percent of those races are uncontested, Clerk David Orr announced Thursday. Looking at races on the overall ballot, only 361 of 992 offices in all local races, including mayors and school board members, are contested or have more candidates than openings. Sixty-four seats are without a candidate.