Another Berrios Hearing, Replies to Inspector General Report, Teamsters Contract All on Cook Agendas January 17, 2018 By A.D. Quig - Correction: This post was updated on January 17, 2018 to reflect that the Teamsters’ contract with correctional employees was considered by the full board, not referred to committee.  Cook County committees convene at 9 a.m. and again at noon to

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Justice Delayed: On the first anniversary of the DOJ’s investigation into Chicago police, the fight for reform is mired in bureaucracy January 13, 2018 By A.D. Quig - Exactly one year after the U.S. Department of Justice unveiled its report finding use of force abuses in Chicago, and more than two years after the video of Laquan McDonald was released, the city is again on the brink of

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County Campaign Updates: A New Sandoval Jumps into D-7 Race, One Acevedo on the Fence, All Incumbents Filed December 1, 2017 By A.D. Quig - Correction: This article has been updated to reflect a contested race in the 17th district.  Angeles “Angie” Sandoval filed a D-1 Thursday for a potential run in Comm. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s district. Sandoval listed her address in the Southwest corner

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What to Expect from the Veto Session in Springfield

This week on The Daily Line’s Aldercast, publisher Mike Fourcher joins a panel of Springfield lobbyists to break down what might happen during next week’s veto session at the Illinois General Assembly. On Tuesday, the members reconvene to finish up the 2017 legislative agenda, all while they’re passing petitions for 2018 elections. So what’s being prioritized and what will be left behind?

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