The Cook County Electoral Board has sustained challenges to the countywide nominating petitions of John P. Carroll (Johnson vacancy) and 5th Subcircuit candidate Jo Anne Guillemette (Eadie-Daniels vacancy). In both cases, the candidates were defaulted, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr's website.
With Carroll out of the race for the Johnson vacancy, the field is reduced to six candidates, at least for the time being, namely, Gregory Raymond LaPapa, Sean S. Chaudhuri, Mark A. Lyon, Carolyn J. Gallagher, Cassandra Goodrum-Burton, and Bonnie Carol McGrath. Challenges to the nominating petitions of LaPapa and Lyon have been withdrawn, according to the Clerk's website. Challenges were filed against every candidate in this race except for the Democratic Party's pre-slated candidate, Sean S. Chaudhuri.
With Guillemette's departure, more than half of the candidates who filed for the Eadie-Daniels vacancy are gone. Remaining are Jameika Mangum, Associate Judge Leonard Murray and Mary Alice Melchor. Candidates who have withdrawn from this race are Daryl Jones, Celestia L. Mays, and H. Yvonne Coleman.
I don't believe I've noted Jones' withdrawal from this race previously. More recently, the challenge to Jones' candidacy for the 5th Subcircuit Williams vacancy was withdrawn.
According to the Clerk's website challenges against both candidates for the 6th Subcircuit Ponce De Leon vacancy, Eulalia "Evie" De La Rosa and Ricardo Lugo, have been overruled. Links to the the Board's dispositions in these cases are not available at the moment.
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