Pictured the Cook County Building where the CC State's Attorney is located, right next to one our our more famous sculptures.
This is going to be an interesting race, more interesting to see who the Democrat that will go up against Commissioner Tony Peraica who will be the GOP opponent. More interesting to see who will be capable of battling Todd Stroger tooth and nail as CC States Attorney Dick Devine has. I do know that if, by a long shot GOP Tony Peraica gets the position, Todd and company will get very nervous. Of course we all know that this will give Tony more power to really get nasty with Todd, something that I am sure he is very capable of doing.
Originally posted: February 1, 2008
Tribune poll: Cook prosecutor race wide open
Posted by Robert Becker and Dan Mihalopoulos at 9:15 p.m.
Just days before Tuesday’s Democratic primary, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows a wide-open race for Cook County state’s attorney with none of the six contenders in the increasingly bitter battle able to claim support from more than a fraction of voters.
Almost half of the likely Democratic voters surveyed—44 percent—said they were undecided about who should be the nominee for the opening created when State’s Atty. Dick Devine decided not to seek re-election.
Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin held a narrow edge, with support from 17 percent of voters, the poll showed. Chicago City Council members Tom Allen (38th) and Howard Brookins (21st) each had 11 percent, as did Anita Alvarez, the No. 3 official in Devine’s office. Devine’s top assistant, Robert Milan, had 3 percent and Tommy Brewer, a defense lawyer and former FBI agent, had 2 percent.
The poll of 404 likely voters, conducted Tuesday through Thursday, had an error margin of 5 percentage points.