Toni Preckwinkle Ascends to Chair Cook County Democratic Party, Pledges Progressive Engagement April 19, 2018 By A.D. Quig - Toni Preckwinkle made history as the first black woman to become chair of the Cook County Democratic Party Wednesday – a brass ring that supporters argue make her one of the most powerful black elected officials in the country. Her approval

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A Glance at Which Organizations Delivered for Endorsed Candidates March 26, 2018 By A.D. Quig - Ward organizations, once vaunted powerhouses to turn out votes for endorsed candidates, have lost some of their shine since patronage reforms took effect. Now, get out the vote efforts require a mix of a charismatic figure, union backing or cash

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ACLU, Black Lives Matter Reach Agreement With City, Attorney General Over Demands For Chicago Police Department Reform March 21, 2018 By Heather Cherone - A coalition of community groups put their lawsuits against the city demanding federal oversight of efforts to reform the Chicago Police Department on hold Tuesday, saying an agreement would give them a chance to shape new rules that will govern

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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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