Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri on the value of centrism

Going back to his days as a 20-year-old member of the Elmwood Park school board, Pete Silvestri has always been a mediator. Now that Silvestri is about to retire from politics after 28 years as a Cook County Commissioner on the Northwest Side, he sat down with The Daily Line’s Alex Nitkin to reflect on his legacy and the ways he’s tried to soothe conflicts while moving the county past its legacy of outdated systems and clout-based hiring. He also talked about how today’s elected leaders can bridge partisan divides, and he described what kind of candidate he would support to fill his seat.

Listen below.

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