Cook County Democratic Committeemen interview eventual 2nd District appointee Dennis Deer on July 13, 2017.

Cook County Democratic Committeemen from the city’s South and West Sides “unanimously” chose Dr. Dennis Deer Thursday afternoon to replace the late 2nd District Commissioner Robert Steele. Deer is a psychologist who operates a rehabilitation and training center in North Lawndale. He is also the longtime head of Steele’s political organization, and came into the crowded proceedings with the endorsement of Chairman Michael Scott (24), former Board Pres. Bobbie Steele and the Steele family, who sat front row, just to the left of candidates. The day’s proceedings were held in an unfinished, echoey space at the Lofts at Arthington in North Lawndale. There were about 30 people in the audience, a dozen interviewees, and 15 committeemen conducting interviews.

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