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The Politics Section of the Chicago Journal.

Ethics watchdog says Illinois Democrat Party Rep. Marie Newman may have violated federal law

Newman settled a lawsuit brought by an adviser and both signed NDAs, but the OEC detailed "substantial reason" for the House committee to subpoena Newman's former adviser as it conducts its review.

Rumored for weeks, Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin officially announces bid for governor

Irvin is the fifth candidate seeking the GOP spot on the November ballot. If elected, Irvin would be the first black governor of Illinois.

Fast Eddie seeks prison release over COVID concerns

Attorneys said the 84-year-old suffers from medical conditions including dementia and has a compromised immune system that would put him at higher risk for severe illness or death.

Former LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo making bid against Rep. Mrvan for Indiana seat

The 1st District hugs the NW Indiana shore where Democrats have typically won for decades. Milo is a Navy veteran and won her first election as LaPorte’s mayor in 2011 at age 28 and was reelected in 2015.
Law

7th Circuit rules Kankakee and McHenry Counties must end ICE contracts

Officials in McHenry and Kankakee counties, who didn’t return messages Thursday, have previously said they'd continue to appeal.

Veteran Indiana legislator Mrvan stepping down from seat

The 88-year-old Democratic Sen. Frank Mrvan of Hammond didn’t give a reason for his resignation but he has been absent from legislative sessions for weeks at a time in recent years for undisclosed health reasons.

Lori Lightfoot tests positive for COVID

The Mayor last received a vaccine booster shot about two months ago.
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