Thursday afternoon, Democratic committeemen chose Justin Slaughter, a legislative aide for the Cook County Board, to replace retiring long-time State Rep. Monique Davis. Ald. Howard Brookins (21) and Ald. Carrie Austin (34), who together, held 54.2% of the weighted vote, approved Slaughter Thursday afternoon at the Oakdale Community Office on 95th Street, with extra proxy votes coming from Ald. Matt O’Shea (19), Worth Township Democratic Committeeman John O’Sullivan, and Bremen Township Committeeman Maggie Crotty, according to sources present. At least two Democratic committeemen with a stake in the vote say they weren’t notified of yesterday’s meeting, but Brookins said it was a fax mixup.

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