Monday, October 04, 2004

Updated October 4, 2004 at 12:15 am

No Separation of Church and State in Cook County?

A conversation with Democratic Cook County Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore about his opponent, Republican candidate John Cox, in Moore's bid for re-election.

Right Sermon- wrong church? Right church, wrong pew?
Jeff Berkowitz: What do you think of your opponent- John Cox?

Eugene Moore: I don’t really know him, just met him at a parade.

Berkowitz: Do you know he [Cox] wants to abolish your office ? [See Eric Zorn’s Sep. 30 column at]

Moore: Yes, I heard that he wants to do that. I also heard Cox spoke today at a church on the South Side of Chicago.

Berkowitz: How did it go?

Moore: Well, at first he [Cox] was doing pretty well and getting a lot of Amens.

Berkowitz: And then?

Moore: And then, he told those at the church that he wanted to abolish the Office of Cook County Recorder of Deeds.

Berkowitz: What was the crowd reaction to that?

Moore: It became very quiet. No more Amens.

Berkowitz: That idea of abolishing your office didn’t go over too well?

Moore: No, a lot of those people at the Church work in my office.
Eugene Moore, Cook County Recorder of Deeds, speaking with Public Affairs show host and legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz, October 3, 2004
Jeff Berkowitz can be reached at