• Jesse Ruiz, the president of the Chicago Park District Board and a partner at Drinker, Biddle and Reath announced his intention to run for Illinois Attorney General Wednesday and launched a campaign website with a web ad commercial in English and Spanish. He is the second Chicago leadership defection in the AG race, as Civilian Office of Police Accountability Administrator Sharon Fairley announced her AG campaign earlier this month. Her exit leaves a gap at the brand new agency. Its interim Chief Administrator, retired Cook County Circuit Judge Patricia Banks, will likely testify on the department’s 2018 budget on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

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