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Expert Says End To Cash Bail Does Not Mean Greater Risk To Community Safety In States Where It Has Happened

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Among the police reform measures that recently passed in Springfield is an end to cash bail. The measure allows defendants to go...
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Illinois State Sen. Heather Steans, North Side Democrat, Resigning After 12 Years In Office

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CHICAGO (CBS) — State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), who was instrumental in the passage of legislation legalizing recreational marijuana and same-sex marriage in Illinois, is...
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Illinois Senate Approves Legislation That Would Expand Chicago Teachers’ Bargaining Rights Amid Dispute Over CPS Reopening Plans

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois state lawmakers have approved legislation that could throw a wrench in Chicago Public Schools’ reopening plans, lifting limits on the Chicago...
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Committee Investigating Speaker Madigan’s Ties To ComEd Bribery Scandal Won’t Meet Again Until After Election

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CHICAGO (CBS) — An Illinois House committee investigating possible disciplinary action against Speaker Michael Madigan over his ties to the ComEd bribery scandal won’t meet...
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Republicans On Illinois House Panel Investigating Madigan Want To Subpoena Speaker; But Democratic Chair Pushes Back

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Republicans on a committee investigating possible disciplinary action against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan want to use the panel’s subpoena power to...