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Democrats sweep Cook County judicial elections; Judge Coghlan retention bid rejected

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 7, 2018

Amid a night of historic domination at the polls, Democrats also largely swept once more in the races for judges in Cook County’s courts, flexing their muscle not only in contested races, but also in withdrawing support from a Democratic judge and former prosecutor, who, after being targeted by a coalition of social justice advocates, became the first county judge in nearly three decades to lose his bid for retention to the bench.

Judge: Chicago Elections Board must pay share of local GOP's costs for fight over commiteeman rules

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 27, 2016

A federal judge has ordered the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and an ousted Chicago Republican Party committeeman to pay the local GOP’s attorney fees and costs for a court fight that followed the Chicago Elections Board’s attempt to force the local Republican Party to seat committemen, even if those committeemen had voted in previous years in Democratic primaries, in violation of the local party’s rules.

Chicago GOP wrongly reelected local party chairman, says local doctor, would-be congressional candidate

By Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 27, 2016

Local Republican infighting returned to Cook County Circuit Court this week, as a would-be congressional candidate has asked a judge to intervene in how the local GOP slates candidates and picks its chairman.

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