After setting her sights on higher office - for County Board president last year, for mayor against Richard M. Daley in 2007 - Dorothy Brown is focusing on winning another term in her current job as Cook County Circuit Court clerk.
Brown is in her third term after winning the job in 2000 by defeating the Democratic organization's candidate. In a recent interview, she laid out her talking points for the upcoming campaign.
Dorothy Brown (John H. White~Sun-Times)
To hear some lawyers mutter about the record-keeping abilities of her office, it's sounds as though Brown is lucky the vote won't be restricted to members of the bar. But that's exactly where Brown thinks she's strongest. She's proud of her record on computerizing the office.