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Politics and Elections

Candidates in crowded 40th District race talk pension reform, other issues

Guzzardi picks up new endorsement for state rep

Will Guzzardi, who is running against Illinois state Rep. Toni Berrios (D-Chicago) in the 39th District Democratic primary election, received the endorsement of The Illinois Observer Editorial Board Wednesday in what the board called “its most difficult decision of the primary season.”


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Rep. Berrios announces labor group endorsement

As state Rep. Toni Berrios (D-Chicago) seeks a victory in the March 18 primary election, she on Monday announced an endorsement of her attempted reelection as representative of Illinois' 39th District from the Illinois AFL-CIO labor group.

The union, which has 1,500 affiliates in the state, in a letter cited Berrios’s “support of the Illinois AFL-CIO on issues affecting the working men and women” of Illinois as one of the reasons for its endorsement.