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2016 Voters’ Guide to the General Election

| Nick Blumberg

This WTTW guide is an online resource designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the Nov. 8 election. Learn more.

Illinois Comptroller

| Nick Blumberg

The Illinois Comptroller is an Executive Branch office of state government charged with maintaining the fiscal accounts of the state of Illinois and ordering the Illinois Treasurer to make payments into and out of those accounts. 

Cook County State’s Attorney

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The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecutes crimes committed in Cook County, serves as legal counsel for Cook County government agencies, and serves as legal counsel for all Cook County public officials. Learn about the candidates.

Cook County Board of Review

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The Cook County Board of Review is a three-member board, elected from three electoral districts, that hears and decides taxpayer complaints on assessed value or exempt status of real property in Cook County. Learn about the candidates.

Cook County Recorder of Deeds

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The office of the Recorder of Deeds records, stores and provides information that is accurate, legible, timely and easily retrievable for public and private use. Learn about the candidate.

US Senate

| Nick Blumberg

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. Learn about the candidates.

US House of Representatives

| Nick Blumberg

Candidates were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected. Learn about the candidates.

Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court

| Nick Blumberg

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County is the keeper of the records of the Court, responsible for serving the court, the legal profession and the general public by recording court decisions and events. Learn about the candidates.

George Milkowski: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Candidate, 6-Year Term

| Nick Blumberg
George Milkowski

“This government entity, with a billion dollar plus per-year budget, needs to use its resources in a more effective manner to get the most ‘bang’ for our tax dollar investment.” Learn more about this candidate.

Mariyana Spyropoulos: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Candidate, 6-Year Term

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Mariyana Spyropoulos

“Nothing could be more important than protecting our natural resources for future generations.” Learn more about this candidate.

Michael Cabonargi: Commissioner, Cook County Board of Review, 2nd District

| Nick Blumberg
Michael Cabonargi

"As commissioner, I have worked to ensure homeowners and property owners receive a full and fair review of the assessed values of their property so they pay only their fair share in property taxes, while also guaranteeing schools and local communities receive these tax proceeds on time." Learn more about this candidate.

Dan Patlak: Commissioner, Cook County Board of Review, 1st District

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Dan Patlak

"To provide fair and impartial hearings in a timely, professional and cost efficient manner for taxpayers who are contesting their property tax assessment." Learn more about this candidate.

Kim Foxx: Cook County State’s Attorney Candidate

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Kim Foxx

 "I am running for State’s Attorney because our criminal justice system is broken–and incumbent State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is part of the problem." Learn more about this candidate.

Karen Yarbrough: Cook County Recorder of Deeds Candidate

| Nick Blumberg
Karen Yarbrough

"My guiding vision for the Cook County Recorder of Deeds is 'Accuracy-Efficiency-Advocacy.' That means protecting an accurate public record of property ownership and doing it with only the minimum amount of taxpayer resources needed to get the job done." Learn more about this candidate.

Susana Mendoza: Candidate for Illinois Comptroller

| Nick Blumberg
Susana Mendoza

“I have a history of standing up to leaders in my own party, and a record of working across the aisle, to get things done.” Learn more about this candidate.

Kent McMillen: Candidate for U.S. Senate

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Kent McMillen

“As an elected libertarian, I will not be beholden to major party bosses. I will speak my mind and call out those who squander the taxpayer’s money.” Learn more about this candidate.

Jan Schakowsky: Candidate for Congress, 9th District

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Jan Schakowsky

“I believe that politics and government shouldn't be about money and power, but about making life better for people.” Learn more about this candidate.

Barbara McGowan: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 6-Year Term

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Barbara McGowan

“I have served the citizens of Cook County the only way I know how: with honesty, fairness, and distinction.” Learn more about this candidate.

Randy Hultgren: Candidate for Congress, 14th District

| Nick Blumberg
Randy Hultgren

“My top priority has been to remove burdens so my constituents can live a higher quality of life with a solid financial footing.” Learn more about this candidate.