U.S. Rep. Danny Davis is looking into a run for Cook County Board president.
The congressman has conducted a poll regarding his chances and will announce the formation of an exploratory committee "within a few weeks," according to spokeswoman Tumia Romero.
The poll results, which will also be announced within a few weeks, were called "very favorable," according to a release this afternoon.
Davis will seek the input of Cook County residents for the purposes of considering a run for board president, the release said. To that end, he has set up a Web site, davisforcountyboardpresident.com.
The 67-year-old Davis has been in Congress since 1997. Prior to his election to Congress, he served on the Cook County Board, having been elected in 1990 and 1994. He also served for 11 years as a member of the Chicago City Council representing the 29th Ward.