Ald. Michael Scott (24) the chairman of the selection committee to fill the late Comm. Robert Steele’s (D-2) seat on the Cook County Board, said the committee will make its decision on Thursday, July 13. “I am looking forward to an open and fair process,” Ald. Scott said in a release sent Friday afternoon. “The committee will be respectful of Commissioner Steele’s legacy while charting a new direction for the 2nd District of Cook County.” The district covers portions of the West and South Sides of Chicago. Steele was a native of North Lawndale on the West Side, and those close to the committee proceedings predict a West Sider will ultimately be appointed.

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