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Election preview: Gordon wants to work with local officials, fight for Cook County D5 if elected commissioner

Editor’s note: This story is the second in a series featuring candidates for Cook County’s 5th District, which includes Flossmoor.When Cook County District 5 Commissioner Deborah Sims decided she would retire after 28 years in that seat at the end of her term this year, she called Monica M. Gordon. Sims, who has endorsed Gordon, thought she would be a good fit for the position. Gordon said she had to think about it.

Monica Gordon is running for Cook County District 5 Commissioner.

“I wanted to make sure I was the right . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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