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    Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) speaks during a committee hearing Thursday.

    As a preview of budget discussions to come in the next few weeks, aldermen on Thursday prodded city officials on a potential new way to fill vacancies in the Chicago Police Department.

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    Ald. Timmy Knudsen (43) stands beside Mayor Lori Lightfoot after Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

    The City Council in a split vote on Wednesday approved a controversial plan for a Chicago Fire soccer training facility to be built on land formerly occupied by public housing and delayed a vote on a proposal to allow banning of cars citywide.

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    Timmy Knudsen speaks during a committee meeting Tuesday.

    Timmy Knudsen is set to be confirmed as Chicago’s newest alderman during Wednesday’s City Council meeting when aldermen are also set to consider a slew of additional measures approved by committees in the past month including a proposal that would allow booting of cars citywide.

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    Proposal for the Chicago Fire soccer facility [City of Chicago]

    The City Council’s zoning committee on Tuesday blocked a controversial proposal for a Chicago Fire soccer facility on the former site of public housing, but the committee will reconvene Wednesday morning to “reconsider” the proposal, Ald. Tom Tunney (44), who chairs the committee, said Tuesday.

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    Aldermen during a Monday committee meeting approved funding for Grace Manor in the 24th Ward. [City of Chicago]

    Aldermen on Monday approved paying $25.9 million for four settlements including a $15 million payment to the family of a woman who was killed during a police chase in 2020.

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    The Chicago Plan Commission last week approved plans for the Chicago Fire soccer training facility [City of Chicago]

    The City Council Committee on Zoning, Building and Landmark Standards on Tuesday will consider plans for a Chicago Fire soccer training facility to be built on land formerly occupied by public housing, marking the controversial proposal’s likely last stop before a final vote in City Council.

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    Timmy Knudsen [Friends of Timmy Knudsen]

    Timmy Knudsen could become Chicago’s newest alderman if his potential new colleagues approve his appointment during a committee meeting Tuesday.

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    Tobara Richardson speaks during a committee meeting.

    Tobara Richardson is one step closer to becoming the city’s new deputy inspector general for public safety following approval from a key committee last week.

    The City Council Committee on Public Safety approved Inspector General Deborah Witzburg’s nomination (A2022-127) of Richardson and discussed vacant civilian positions within the police department being filled with sworn officers.

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    The Illinois Supreme Court deliberates in Noland v. Mendoza in May. [Illinois Supreme Court]

    A pair of former state lawmakers who hoped to claw back lost wages from a pay freeze will not be getting back pay, the Illinois Supreme Court announced in a decision released Thursday.

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    Sen. Michael Hastings (D-Frankfurt), left, and Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago), right, are both facing calls to resign.

    Pressure is mounting for two Illinois Senators accused of misconduct to give up their positions as lawmakers after Gov. JB Pritzker issued a statement Thursday morning calling on Sens. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) and Michael Hastings (D-Frankfurt) to resign.

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    Paddock Publications, the parent company of the Daily Herald, will no longer allow political publications published by radio host Dan Proft to use Paddock’s mailing permit after Gov. JB Pritzker’s campaign announced they would not participate in a Daily Herald. And House Republicans introduced a bill to crack down on fentanyl trafficking to oppose a separate bill Democrats passed last year.

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    Gov. JB Pritzker, left speaks at an endorsement event in Chicago Wednesday, and Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) speaks at a restaurant in Crystal Lake Wednesday. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line]

    Another indictment of an Illinois lawmaker hangs over the election season after federal investigators Tuesday slapped Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) with charges of bribery and lying to the FBI.

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    Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia), middle, greats McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio, left, outside Around the Clock restaurant in Crystal Lake Wednesday. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line] 

    Wherever Republican nominee for governor Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) goes, he’s talking about crime. That was no different Wednesday on day three of Bailey’s bus tour around the state as he made stops in the suburbs.

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    Attorney General Kwame Raoul speaks at a news conference at Bright Star Church in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood Tuesday. [Ben Szalinski/The Daily Line] 

    As crime remains a top issue this campaign season, Attorney General Kwame Raoul is touting his record on crime despite facing attacks from his Republican opponent Tom DeVore.

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    Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago). [Illinois Senate Democrats]

    Veteran Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) is the latest state lawmaker to be charged in a red-light camera scheme federal  prosecutors announced Tuesday.

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