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Blago Fallout: Orr Urges Swift Action on Special Elections

Cook County, IL--(ENEWSPF)-- Cook County Clerk David Orr released the following statement Tuesday, "Due to the unprecedented situation involving the arrest of Gov. Blagojevich, I'm calling on legislative leaders to act swiftly regarding remedies to fill President Elect Obama's U.S. Senate seat. There are grave financial ramifications; literally tens of millions of dollars hang in the balance for Illinois taxpayers."

According to Orr, special elections will be necessary in 2009, but the cost could be significantly reduced if those elections coincide with the scheduled February primary and April general elections.

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