New Cook County, Illinois Republican Group Has First Meeting

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Republican Assembly of Northern Cook County held its first meeting this week in Des Plaines. 10 people attended and three candidates for office spoke to the group.

Cook County Board President candidate Roger Keats spoke as did 8th District Congressional candidate Joe Walsh. Cook County Board of Review candidate Dan Patlak also attended. Keats told the group that he’s the best candidate for Cook County Board President because “Alderman Preckwinkle is closely tied to corrupt politicians, including Speaker Madigan and Mayor Daley.”

Also in attendance was Jim Leahy, the executive director of the Republican Assembly of Illinois and Jerry McDaniel, the chairman of the Illinois Conservative Action Network.

Mr. Leahy promised to help the new RANCC get its charter with the Republican Assembly of Illinois so it can be officially recognized.

The put-back amendment was also discussed because few people knew about it.

It was agreed that in a forth coming meeting, officers would be elected and the group would be further organized.

It was agreed to meet on the fourth Mon. of each month, at 7:00, at the Des Plaines Public Library, so the next meeting will be held on April 26.

For more information on the RANCC contact Phil Collins at
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,,,,, Human Events Magazine,, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. Warner is also the editor of the Cook County Page for

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