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

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 27, 2016, 1:12pm

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.

Write-in judicial candidate: Votes for ex-law clerk suspended for impersonating judge shouldn't count

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 16, 2016, 10:30pm

An appointed Cook County judge, running as a write-in candidate for an elected judicial seat on one of the county’s judicial subcircuits, has asked a Cook County judge to toss out the more than 85,000 votes received by her opponent for the judgeship, Democratic Party nominee Rhonda Crawford, a former law clerk whose law license was suspended by the Illinois Supreme Court shortly before Election Day amid accusations she impersonated a judge from the bench.

Fired African-American Chicago elections worker says lost job after refusing order to print blank ballots for boss' 'friends'

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 1, 2015, 4:17pm

An African-American 24-year veteran employee of the agency that oversees and administers elections in the city of Chicago has sued her former employer, claiming she was fired after refusing a superior’s alleged order to print blank ballots for his friends, and she was then replaced by a white male. On Nov. 30, Sheri Bowen filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court against the Board of Election Commissioners of the City of Chicago.