Pay Muslim woman who said she was profiled, attacked by cops $160K, city lawyers recommend January 18, 2019 By Heather Cherone - A Muslim woman who said a handful of officers assaulted her near a Downtown train platform in 2015 after assuming she had a bomb should be paid $160,000, city lawyers recommended Friday. Police officers detained Itemid Al-Matar while she climbed

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Aldermen back mayor’s call to expand transit-oriented development to busy bus lines January 18, 2019 By Heather Cherone - Aldermen backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call to expand the city’s transit-oriented development ordinance to include developments planned near busy bus routes on Thursday, sending the proposal to the full City Council on Wednesday.
Illinois Supreme Court takes up cases on juvenile life sentences, tasers and food trucks in January session January 17, 2019 By Hannah Meisel - The Illinois Supreme Court this week returned to Springfield for its January oral argument session, which includes major cases on de facto life sentences for teenage offenders, a Chicago ordinance on food trucks and whether regulating stun guns and tasers

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Democratic Party of Illinois’ Christian Mitchell talks Pritzker’s big money, Madigan, and statewide outreach

Illinois Democrats say they are confident they will ride a “Blue Wave” to victory Nov. 6th, and recent poll numbers have bolstered that confidence — Democrat JB Pritzker is currently leading Gov. Bruce Rauner by a full 20 points, and Pritzker’s money has bolstered races up and down the ballot. State Rep. Christian Mitchell, a Hyde Park Democrat and interim Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois, sheds light on the future of the party, House Speaker Mike Madigan, and money in politics. 

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