When candidates say they’re “tough on crime,” what they really mean is “we’ll put more Black people in prison.”
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The 2022 Illinois primary elections will soon be underway. Here’s everything you need to know.
Cook County Uncovered: the Board of Review
A look at Cook County’s property tax appeals board
Dozens of reports from inside Cook County Jail paint a grim picture as COVID-19 cases soar
Prisoners say the jail, which has seen more than 800 confirmed cases, is a “death trap.”
Little-known Chicago blues-rock wizard Zach Prather has found his crowd in Europe
Thanks in part to a long partnership with the late Cash McCall, Prather has played with the likes of Willie Dixon, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and Etta James.
Efforts to turn Cook County Jail into a polling location persist following governor’s veto
Though House Bill 4469 to turn Cook County Jail into an official polling location remains at a standstill, representatives who worked on the bill remain positive and motivated.
Cook County judicial elections stir up unusual public scrutiny
Next week’s election could be the first in nearly 30 years to unseat a Cook County judge
Q&A: Cook County Board candidate Abdelnasser Rashid on taxes, surveillance, and campaign finance reform
Vying to flip one of four Republican seats, the 29-year-old would be the first Muslim in the county legislature.
Where and what to vote for this midterm election in Chicago
You’ll have to decide on the who by yourself.
Hundreds of Illinois prisoners languish behind bars waiting for Dorothy Brown to do her job
The court clerk lost the records of James Allen, who’s fighting to overturn convictions that put him in prison 30 years ago. His case is not unique.
All hail Maria Pappas
Cook County’s treasurer of 20 years was a firecracker in the early 90s. Hell, she still is.
Dorothy Brown will make history as first black woman elected mayor, supporters say
Despite being under federal investigation, the Cook County circuit court clerk announced her candidacy for Chicago mayor Sunday.
Shootings and homicides decrease as carjackings surge, and other Chicago news
Also, Chicago matches snowfall record with nine straight days of measurable snow.
Potential mayoral candidate Paul Vallas strikes out at Emanuel after Chicago State drama, and other news
Also, Tinley Park police release a new image of the Lane Bryant shooting suspect ten years after the tragedy.
Tammy Duckworth will be the first senator ever to give birth, and other Chicago news
Also, Legionnaires’ Disease might be a problem in the state capitol.