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  • 8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • Water district candidates discuss suburban representation Feb 25, 2014 10:35 AM
    Although about half the population of Cook County lives in the suburbs, only one commissioner on the nine-member Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board resides outside Chicago. Some of the 10 candidates in the Democratic primary for the MWRD board say they’re willing to consider measures that would change that.

  • Candidates get feet wet in water district race Sep 11, 2012 12:14 PM
    Here's a look at the lineup of candidates eager to figure out how to stop the Cook suburbs from flooding. Eight hopefuls are seeking to win election to three spots on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

  • Shore, Steele, Thompson win MWRD race Mar 21, 2012 1:09 AM
    Debra Shore, Kari Steele and Patrick D. Thompson won the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board primary Tuesday. With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, unofficial totals show Shore with 189,636 votes, or 21.1 percent; Steele with 177,046 votes, or 19.7 percent; and Thompson with 158,294 votes, or 17.6 percent. They were among six candidates trying to shoehorn into three, six-year terms. Other candidates were incumbents Patricia Horton and Stella Black of Chicago, and Patricia Young of LaGrange Park.

  • Water reclamation district candidates weigh in on flooding Mar 8, 2012 6:52 PM
    Candidates for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District talk about how to solve local flooding. Six candidates are running for three openings in the Democratic primary.

  • Cook County filing period closes without surprises Dec 5, 2011 6:29 PM
    The final day for candidates to throw their hat into the 2012 primary election ring came and went Monday without any surprises for suburban Cook County voters. As expected, Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown faces a challenge in the Democratic primary, but so far State's Attorney Anita Alvarez will run for re-election unopposed.

  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Oct 25, 2010 12:07 AM
    News reports this year have painted a picture of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District as an agency engulfed in a bureaucratic morass.

  • Primary over, water district hopefuls face November race Feb 4, 2010 12:01 AM
    The three winners in the Democratic primary for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner have a new challenge - five rivals in the general election this November.

  • Water district election affects local projects Jan 20, 2010 12:01 AM
    If they move on to election in November, the three people elected out of nine Democrats running in the Feb. 2 primary for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will make decisions on projects that hit close to home for suburbanites affected by flooding.

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