Vote for a Greener Water Reclamation Board!

The Water Reclamation Board of Greater Chicago oversees one of the largest waste treatment programs in the nation. In 2018, five of the nine Commissioner seats will be up for election -- an instant majority!

However, thanks to a late-breaking decision by the Cook County Clerk's office, one seat is only available via a write-in only primary on March 20th. See our "Write In to Win!" page for information on the primary election!

Vote Green Party candidates for a greener, cleaner Cook County!

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    Corruption in Cook County? Vote "NO MORE!" on March 20th!

    Here's a story that stinks: Cook County's sewage management and flood prevention agency, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), costs taxpayers more than a billion dollars a year.

    Where's all that money going? Turns out, about 60% of all contracts approved by the Board of Commissioners of the MWRD went to their own campaign donors.

    You read that right: a handful of private companies give major campaign donations to keep the incumbent Commissioners (all Democrats) elected, and in return, the Board approves hundreds of millions of dollars of contracts for those same companies. 

    Is there any return on that taxpayer investment? Not much—the Chicago Tribune found that, on average, the MWRD was discharging raw sewage into the waterways every six days. In 2017, there were nearly 2000 separate raw sewage dumps throughout Cook County. For a billion bucks a year, that's pretty poor performance.

    It stinks—but voters can take action on March 20th!

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