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In a rare move, Cook County Democratic Party refuses to endorse a sitting judge

Sep 21, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

The Cook County Democratic Party took the rare step Friday of refusing to endorse a sitting Cook County judge, deciding not to recommend Circuit Judge Matthew Coghlan for reelection in November.

The decision by Cook County Democrats not to support Coghlan - a former assistant state's attorney who is a defendant in a federal civil rights lawsuit that accuses him, as a prosecutor, of helping frame two innocent men for murder 25 years ago - represents a seismic shift in the party's traditio...