I am writing this letter to express frustration and disgust with the negative campaigning being done by one of the candidates in the 9th District Cook County Commissioner’s race. I have been bombarded with robo calls and mail making false and unsubstantiated claims against Peter Silvestri by one of his opponents operating under the guise of a so-called “independent” group. The fact is that, to date, Peter Silvestri has been endorsed by the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI-IPO), the Chicago Tribune, Pioneer Press, and the police and firefighters’ unions, to name a few. I can only hope that the voters of Oak Park do their homework and support the candidate who has worked diligently to represent our community’s views and interests well.

Sandra Sokol
Oak Park

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