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Election 2012: Results from Chicago's North Side

Check out the vote totals for races affecting Chicago's north side, including the 5th Congressional, 24th State Senate and Cook County battles.

While the elephant (and donkey) in the room this Election Day is the presidential race, people are also heading to the polls to vote for federal and state representation, as well as local referenda.

We've got a roundup of results for races affecting the north side, including:

Illinois Representatives in U.S. Congress

The 5th District covers the entire North Side of Chicago: 

Representatives in the Illinois General Assembly

Bucktown and parts of south Lincoln Park: District 10 

Commissioners for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

(Choose three for a six year term)

Cook County State's Attorney, Circuit Court Clerk and Recorder of Deeds

Clerk of the Circuit Court: Dorothy A. Brown (D) vs. Diane S. Shapiro (R)

Diane Shapiro (R) is making her second run for the Clerk spot against current clerk Dorothy A. Brown (D).

Brown drew criticism for her alleged mishandling for her “Jeans Day” fund into which court employees chipped in $2 or $3 for wearing jeans on specially-designated days and receiving cash gifts from employees for her birthday and Christmas. Brown claims to have increased revenue by $365 million and wants to expand her "21st century vision for a court system." Judges and attorneys have lament Brown’s “paper clogged” office and slipshod administrative practices, the Chicago Tribune said.

Chicago North Side Republican Shapiro, a retired county probation investigation officer with 25 years’ experience in the court system, wants to upgrade and modernize the Clerk’s antiquated, computerized court system. She is also said to have made Internet jokes about certain minority groups, the Chicago Tribune said during an endorsement session.

States Attorney: Anita Alvarez (D) vs. Lori S. Yokoyama (R)

Anita Alvarez (D) has taken a heap of criticism during her first term as Cook County State’s attorney, for subpoenaing Northwestern University students’ grades involved with the Innocence Project, and her opposition to appointing a special prosecutor to reexamine the death of David Koschman, who died of head trauma after a confrontation with a Daley family member.

Lori S. Yokoyama (R) is a civil litigator, an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a law degree from DePaul University. Yokoyama is also a faculty member of DePaul University’s College of Law. She has accused the incumbent State’s Attorney for being the “biggest advocate” for Illinois public corruption and says she will introduce legislation to expand RICO statutes to include public corruption in addition to gang crimes.

Recorder of Deeds: Sherri Griffith (R) vs. Karen Yarbrough (D)

Yarbrough is the six-year term state representative for Proviso Township; Griffith is a sales and marketing professional. Both are running to fill the seat left by the retiring Gene Moore.

Note: Results do not include uncontested races.

David J. Kelly November 09, 2012 at 06:00 AM
I am very happy with the results of this election for President Obama and the Democratic Party and the People of this Nation, however the re-election of Anita Alvarez as Cook County States Attorney, was a very grave error or mistake. This woman is criminally corrupt and is in no-way worthy, qualified or to be "Trusted " in this public office or any office, as she is a criminal. This is a wrong that most definitely and seriously , needs to be rectified! ASAP!

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