- The only other Republican on the board is Sean Morrison of Palos Park, who has not formally announced whether he will run for reelection this year.
- As many as 15 shots were fired in an exchange between the husband of Illinois Sen. Kimberly Lightford and carjackers, according to a police report.
- Emanuel “Chris” Welch was vague about possible measures, but acknowledged a need to address rising crimes like carjackings and organized retail theft.
- McHenry County Auditor Shannon Teresi announces a bit for the Republican nomination for state comptroller and the right to take on Susana Mendoza in November.
- State Rep. Tom Demmer announces he will seek the Republican nomination for state Treasurer to face incumbent Democrat Mike Frerichs in November.
- It's been nearly a year since Chicago's travel warning was this wide-ranging.
- Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, endorses Alexi Giannoulias' bid for secretary of state. She was a rival before choosing to instead run for Bobby Rush's seat.
- As fears of recent high-profile violence in Chinatown explode, community residents and stakeholders differ over what kind of alderman should represent the first Asian-majority ward, should it come to fruition.
- Norington-Reaves has served as head of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership since it was formed in July 12 as part of a collaborative effort between County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel to centralize and streamline workforce development efforts.
- Embattled Ald. Ed Burke has spent more than $2.7 million on legal fees, tapping a deep reservoir of campaign funds built up over decades as he waits trial on federal corruption charges.
- Alexi Giannoulias has picked up endorsements in his bid for secretary of state from retiring U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and big-name supporters of former secretary of state candidate Ald. Pat Dowell.
Joe Biden won Illinois by nearly 17 percentage points, 57.4% to 40.7%; Sen. Richard Durbin sailed to re-election over Republican Mark Curran 54.5% to 38.8%; and the graduated income tax fell by a not-insignificant margin of 53.4% to 46.6%. However, break the vote behind those landslides into the smallest electoral pieces — precincts — and a more nuanced picture emerges.
- Moratorium on collection of fines and fees through Illinois income tax that was brought on by pandemic is extended for a second year.
- Retiring U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger says he'll focus on the fight against former President Donald Trump's influence over the Republican Party rather than make a longshot bid for statewide office.
- Illinois General Assembly's first day of the 2022 legislative session gets off to a slow start amid another surge of COVID-19.
- From the teachers strike to the COVID crisis, the CTU and the mayor have rarely seen eye to eye.
- Illinois Appellate court reverses lower court ruling and upholds Chicago police board decision to fire an officer accused of making an illegal stop.
- Chicago Ald. Pat Dowell announces bid for Bobby Rush's congressional seat, dropping her campaign for the secretary of state.
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- After Chicago experienced its worst year of violent crime in more than two decades, Mayor Lori Lightfoot again sought to reassure residents that their safety is her top priority while also criticizing Cook County judges.
- U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush decision to leave Congress at the end of his term sets off a political scramble in a district that runs through Chicago's South Side and south and southwest suburbs.
- U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, a Chicago Democrat who co-founded the Black Panther Party, is retiring from Congress after his term ends next January, sources said.
- A cyberattack at an obscure, quasi-state agency stripped millions of dollars from the accounts of two auto insurance companies under liquidation.
- Illinois lawmakers are on a fast-track schedule in an election-year session as they attempt to pass a budget and complete other tasks against an early April adjournment date.
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