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04/15/2020
Democratic Party Elects New Officers

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle won re-election to serve another two-year term as chair of the Democratic Party by unanimous vote. The party’s annual convention to elect officers was held virtually April 15.rn

03/18/2020
Democratic Party Candidates Win County’s Top Races

In two of the most hotly contested races countywide, the Cook County Democratic Party’s endorsed candidates emerged the winners. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won her race for re-election against three other candidates. In the state’s Supreme Court race, P. Scott Neville Jr. defeated six other candidates to win election. Neville was appointed to the Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice Charles Freeman, the first African American elected to sit on the bench.


11/05/2019
Annual Cocktail Reception

Please join us for a reception honoring Governor JB Pritzker, Teamsters Joint Council 25 President Terrence J Hancock and Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights CEO Lawrence Benito.

08/16/2019
Cook County Democratic Party Selects 2020 Slate

Cook County Democratic Party Chair Toni Preckwinkle announced the slate of candidates for the upcoming 2020 primary contest is the most diverse in the party’s history.


06/04/2019
Road to the Robe Revisited

Learn the ins and outs of running for judge

04/19/2019
Dates and Committee Chairs Announced for Pre-Slating and Slating

Dates and committee chairs have been announced for pre-slating and slating for candidates seeking our endorsement in the 2020 Democratic primary.


03/05/2019
Road to the Robe - Running for Judge

Learn the ins and outs of running for judge from experts in the field at this free seminar.

11/06/2018
Historic Wins for Cook County Democrats and Our Working Families

Cook County Democratic Party Chair Toni Preckwinkle Released the Following Statement on the historic Democratic wins


10/11/2018
Fall Reception

The Cook County Democratic Party, Chair Toni Preckwinkle with Honorary Co-Chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel, cordially invite you to a cocktail reception.

10/04/2018
Cook County Democratic Party Stands with the will of the Voters; Reiterates Support for Cam Davis

Party Chair Toni Preckwinkle to file a motion to intervene in Circuit Court


09/21/2018
Cook County Democrats Meet to Discuss Retention of Judges

Based on its investigation and subsequent deliberations, the Judicial Retention Committee recommended without dissent that the Cook County Democratic party find Judge Matthew Coghlan “not recommended” for retention based on an independent investigation, which included courtroom observation as well as in person and phone interview with the judges.

08/21/2018
We Are Hiring!

We are seeking an individual with campaign experience to fill the position of Volunteer Coordinator.


04/18/2018
Cook County Democrats Make History by Selecting First Woman and First African American to Lead Party

Today, the Cook County Democrats made history by selecting the first woman and first African American to lead the largest Democratic party in the Midwest. A unanimous vote by all eighty wards and township committeemen elected Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle as the new Chair.

12/01/2017
Statement by Chairman Joseph Berrios on the Passing of Committeeman Tim Bradford

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing today of Commissioner Tim Bradford. We lost a great man and public servant, who was devoted to making Rich Township a better place for his constituents."


11/27/2017
Cook County Democrats Submit Record Number of Petition Signatures for their 2018 Endorsed Slate

This morning, the Cook County Democrats submitted a record number of signatures for their 2018 endorsed slate which includes: countywide constitutional officers, Metropolitan Water Reclamation district commissioners and countywide judicial candidates.

11/03/2017
Cook County Democrats Slate Attorney General and Pass Sexual Harassment Resolution

Following is a Statement by Cook County Chairman Joseph Berrios on today’s Attorney General slating and the sexual harassment resolution


10/31/2017
Attorney General Endorsement Session Friday 11/3

The Cook County Democratic Party will hold an endorsement session for Illinois Attorney General on Friday November 3 starting at 9 AM

10/10/2017
Event Announcement: Upcoming Reception

You are invited to a cocktail reception honoring Paul Booth,rnFormer Executive Assistant to the President at AFSCME and Longtime Democratic Activist Carrie Austin 34th Ward Committeeman


08/11/2017
Cook County Democratic Party Endorses Slate for March Primary

The Cook County Democratic Party today endorsed JB Pritzker for Illinois Governor and its slate for the March Primary.

05/17/2017
Cook County Democratic Party Announces Cook County Together

The Cook County Democrats' grassroots kick-off to defeat Rauner & Trump


03/20/2017
Dates Announced for Pre-Slating and Slating

Dates have been announced for pre-slating and slating for candidates seeking our endorsement for the 2018 election.

11/22/2016
Statement on the 2016 General Election Results

Analysis of the 2016 General Election in Cook County and what we need to do as Democrats going forward.


10/14/2016
Cook County Democratic Party Cocktail Reception a Huge Success!

The Cook County Democratic Party held its annual cocktail reception on October 13 at the Hilton Chicago.

10/13/2016
Cocktail Reception Honoring Tom Balanoff and Robert F Martwick

The Cook County Democratic Party, Chairman Joseph Berrios With Honorary Co-Chairs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Toni Preckwinkle Cordially invite you to a cocktail reception honoring Tom Balanoff, President, SEIU Local 1 and Robert F Martwick, Committeeman, Norwood Park Township


04/13/2016
Cook County Democratic Party Re-Elects Joseph Berrios Chairman

CHICAGO (April 13, 2016) – The Cook County Democratic Party today unanimously re-elected Joseph Berrios to a sixth term as its chairman.


01/14/2016
Cook County Democratic Party Endorses Kim Foxx for States Attorney

CHICAGO (January 14, 2016) – The Cook County Democratic Party today unanimously endorsed Kim Foxx for Cook County State’s Attorney in the March Primary.

10/29/2015
October Event Honoring Jorge Ramirez and Edward Burke is Huge Success

The reception honoring Jorge Ramirez and Edward Burke was a great success! With attendance packing the Hilton's Grand Ballroom, it was one of the biggest so far. The event brought together old friends and new, in support of Democratic values.


10/28/2015
Cocktail Reception Honoring Jorge Ramirez and Edward Burke

The Cook County Democratic Party, Chairman Joseph Berrios With Honorary Co-Chairs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Toni Preckwinkle Cordially invite you to a cocktail reception honoring Jorge Ramirez and Edward Burke.

10/23/2015
Cook County Democratic Party Endorses Michelle Harris for Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Cook County Democratic Party today unanimously endorsed Alderman Michelle Harris (8th) for Clerk of the Circuit Court in the March Primary after pulling its support from the incumbent Dorothy Brown.


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