Forrest E. Claypool, 53, Cook County Board of Commissioners, independent

Ties to Daley: Served two terms as Daley's chief of staff beginning in 1989, when he left his job as managing partner in a political consulting firm founded by David Axelrod, now a top adviser to President Obama. Claypool also served as parks superintendent under Daley. Earlier this year,... José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune
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