This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, we recap a time-honored and quintessentially Chicago tradition: Cook County Democratic Party slating. That is when all of Cook County’s committeemen get together to decide who will get a leg up from the party in the 2018 elections. Many of Cook County’s 80 Democratic Party committeemen gathered Thursday morning in the back room of Erie Cafe in River North to hear pitches from prospective county-wide office-holders to hear how they plan to handle the issues swirling around their offices: the fallout over Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s sweetened beverage tax and questions about how Assessor (and party boss) Joe Berrios values properties (and donations from property attorneys).

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