Talk show host Dan Proft shuts down 2 PACs, including one that was once a multimillion-dollar platform to push conservatives

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:27:26 +0000


Controversial radio talk show host Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles political action committee, once a multi-million dollar source of funding for ardently conservative candidates, has shut down with nea...



Ex-state Rep. Luis Arroyo likely to plead guilty in federal corruption probe, new charge indicates

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:48:34 +0000


Federal prosecutors have lodged a new bribery charge against former state Rep. Luis Arroyo in the form of a criminal information — a likely indication he intends to plead guilty to an alleged scheme t...



Illinois Senate to choose new leader Sunday, with veteran lawmakers Kimberly Lightford and Don Harmon emerging as front-runners

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:40:59 +0000


A pair of veteran lawmakers have been campaigning furiously to take over from retiring Senate President John Cullerton as Democrats gather Sunday to choose the chamber’s next leader at a pivotal point...



Illinois Supreme Court considers whether to prohibit police searches based on the smell of raw marijuana

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:38:40 +0000


An Illinois Supreme Court case could determine whether police in the state may search cars based on the odor of marijuana alone.



25 people apply to be Chicago’s next top cop -- most of them from outside CPD

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:23:32 +0000


Less than half of the people vying to become Chicago’s next top cop either currently work for the Police Department or once spent much of their law enforcement career there.



Former Steinmetz College Prep student arrested after entering school a second time, prompting chase and lockdown, police say

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:54:15 +0000


No injuries were reported after Steinmetz High School ordered on lock-down, police say .


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