2014 Ballot lottery positions for Illinois

Democratic candidates running in the November 4, 2014 Gubernatorial Election will take the top spot on the ballot in Cook County. Their card was picked in a ballot position lottery held by Cook County Clerk David Orr on Tuesday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HhohUMPcBM David Orr and the Director of Elections Noah Praetz, folded two note cards – one …

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Interview with Ben Joravsky on old Chicago machine politics and new TIF reforms

TIF reforms in chicago and old Chicago machine politics

PHOTO: RICH HEIN/SUN-TIMES MEDIA Talking TIFs and old Chicago Politics with Ben Joravsky @joravben. In honor of his 35th year as an elected official, Cook County clerk David Orr did what he does best: he irritated the hell out of a powerful mayor. In this case, the mayor was Rahm Emanuel, though in the past it’s …

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Speech to Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)

David Orr speaking to Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) Pictures while I was speaking to community organizers at a training put on by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).  Among the things we discussed were empowerment through the ballot box, voter registration and making changes through community organizing.[nggallery id=6]

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