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Former Cook County Assessor Tom Hynes dies at 80

Saturday, May 04, 2019
Daily Herald

Former Cook County Assessor Tom Hynes dies at 80

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
 
 
  • Thomas Hynes served as president of the Illinois state Senate and Cook County assessor in his decade-spanning career, which included an unsuccessful run for mayor against Harold Washington. He died Saturday at age 80.

    Thomas Hynes served as president of the Illinois state Senate and Cook County assessor in his decade-spanning career, which included an unsuccessful run for mayor against Harold Washington. He died Saturday at age 80. Courtesy of Sun-Times

Former Cook County Assessor Thomas Hynes, a gentlemanly giant of Chicago Democratic politics for more than four decades, died early Saturday after a long illness.

Hynes, 80, once served as president of the Illinois Senate and made a controversial bid for mayor against Harold Washington in 1987.

His political career stretched from his election as state senator in 1970 to 2014, when he stepped down from his position on the Democratic National Committee.

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