Jaylin McClinton
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McClinton aims to bring ‘a fresh face, a new voice and a new perspective’ to Cook County’s 5th

Editor’s note: This story is the third in a series featuring candidates for Cook County’s 5th District, which includes Flossmoor.As far as Jaylin D. McClinton is concerned: It’s time for a change.

McClinton has seen Cook County’s 5th District represented by the same person for his entire life. When Commissioner Deborah Sims announced her retirement, he saw the other emerging candidates for the open seat as “more of the same and politics of the past.” So, McClinton, a 28-year-old, lifelong resident of Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, decided to . . .

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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