Dozens of candidates for county positions lined the lower level halls of 69 W. Washington to turn in their signatures to Clerk David Orr in hopes of making it on the March 2018 primary ballot. One-foot tall stacks were heaped on to folding tables set up by the clerk. The Cook County Democratic Party boasted more than 120,000 signatures for slated candidates. Political teams for incumbents waited overnight in folding chairs to have the coveted first spots in line, in some cases, swapping out for fresh faced candidates before doors opened at 9:00 a.m.

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