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Crime & Law

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The Weirdest Race in Illinois

Illinois Republicans are pouring millions into the fight to oust Justice Thomas Kilbride — and they don’t even have a candidate on the ballot.

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Is Chicago Coney Barrett–Proof?

Illinois is one of a handful of states with laws protecting both abortion and same-sex marriage. But Barrett, who for years has worked in Chicago, could change plenty about the city.

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The Brotherhood’s Last Stand

As demands for reform grow deafening, Chicago’s biggest police union and its firebrand leader are digging in for the fight of their lives.

3 months
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Glitter and Glue

A truth and reconciliation commission worked in South Africa. Could it in Chicago — or would it be purely performance?

3 months
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The Precedent for Cutting Off the Loop

Cordons of entire neighborhoods have happened before, but this week’s was unusually swift and in response to comparatively small-scale disorder.

3 months
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Court of Chaos

A new memoir by Lee Weiner — the member of the Chicago Seven that was actually from the city — gives fresh insight into how the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests and trial really went down.

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