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Mayor Lori Lightfoot has named Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to her COVID-19 Recovery Taskforce, appointing the Hyde Park-Kenwood resident to the working group on regional coordination. 

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During the coronavirus pandemic, the state legislature has been suspended, canceling its planned March sessions and indefinitely postponing any future meetings. But legislators are adapting to the unusual circumstances: a few weeks ago, Senate President Don Harmon announced the creation of b…

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State's attorney candidate Donna More said incumbent Kim Foxx makes politically, not legally, calculated decisions in office and attacked amount of cash flooding the Democratic primary at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics on Monday, arguing that supporting her means supporting …

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U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st) is pointing to recent legislative accomplishments in his bid for a 15th term in Washington while his challengers — Robert Emmons Jr., Sarah Gad and Ameena Matthews — attempt to set themselves apart by highlighting signature issues.

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Illinois Senate candidate Ken Thomas again attacked incumbent Robert Peters (D-13th) for his January 2019 appointment by local Democratic Party officials  and for accepting corporate and "big money" campaign donations at a March 2 forum sponsored by progressive group Indivisible South Side.

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Ald. Sophia King (4th) introduced her plan for a Hyde Park advisory council that would allow neighborhood residents to discuss local issues with each other and share information with her office at a Feb. 26 meeting.

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First-time candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney, Bill Conway, promised U. of C. students that he will be independent of the Democratic machine and work hard on balance criminal justice and bail reform.

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Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II (D-25th), who has criticized the state's legalization of marijuana for being insufficiently focused on criminal justice reform and equity for people of color, says his top priority when the Illinois House reconvenes on Jan. 28 is his bill to automatically expunge peo…

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One year after his appointment to the Illinois Senate, Robert Peters (D-13th) says his priorities in the upcoming legislative session are abolishing bail and creating a mental health emergency service available through 9-1-1. In a Herald interview, he also outlined his broader goals for a fu…

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Sen. Peters during his interview with the Herald

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A state appeals court threw out City Council candidate Will Calloway’s election challenge on Jan. 17, eight months after his runoff opponent, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), was sworn in for another term after winning by 176 votes.

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Sen. Robert Peters (D-13th) launched his election campaign on Jan. 11 by promising to continue to be an effective, progressive voice in the Illinois Senate.