Legal tussle with Trump Administration over Chicago’s sanctuary city status renewed, as new battle opens over consent decree October 15, 2018 By Heather Cherone - A new chapter opened this week in the enduring battle between the city of Chicago and the Trump Administration — the fight over whether the city is entitled to funds designed to help the Chicago Police Department reduce crime at

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Morning briefing — Five aldermen report $20,000 donations from Emanuel; Transportation task force members announced October 15, 2018 By Heather Cherone - Five aldermen reported $20,000 contributions from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has vowed to help his allies on the City Council win re-election. A new transportation task force is set to leave the station this month, with more than 20 members

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Morning briefing — Sawyer to give $20K from Emanuel to 10 community groups; Mayoral candidates target Preckwinkle; Activist who stared down police during McDonald protests to run for 16th Ward alderman October 12, 2018 By Heather Cherone - Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6) plans to announce he will give $20,000 from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to 10 community groups, an indication that the mayor’s efforts to help allies as he exits City Hall may have unintended consequences. Three mayoral candidates

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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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