Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (right), brushes a tear after announcing he would not run for Cook County Board President Thursday. Credit: A.D. Quig

Surrounded by a group of pastors, volunteers, and fellow politicians, Cook County Comm. Richard Boykin (D-1) announced he would not to take on Toni Preckwinkle in a race for county board president in 2018. He opted to remain in his commissioners seat, describing it as his “highest and best use” to stay, and that he sought unity overall.

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