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Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivers his annual budget address at the Capitol Wednesday. His proposed budgets address two scenarios: One where voters pass a constitutional amendment regarding income taxes, and one where it doesn’t pass. – Pool photo, Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via Capitol News Illinois

Pritzker’s budget banking on ballot measure’s success come November

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual budget address on Wednesday sang the virtues of one state constitutional amendment and dismissed the wisdom of a commonly suggested overhaul.
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Blagojevich comes home to little support

There was little support Tuesday at the former stomping grounds of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich for a decision by President Donald Trump to commute the remaining years of a 14-year corruption sentence being served by the disgraced former Democratic governor.
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Woman arrested for filming outside courthouse can pursue suit

A woman arrested for filming outside a suburban Cook County courthouse got the go-ahead to pursue her claims that sheriff’s deputies violated her constitutional rights.

ARDC board urges five-month suspension over bookkeeping

An Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission Review Board upheld a hearing board’s findings in the matter of a Belleville attorney charged with misconduct in the handling of client settlement funds and his response to the ARDC’s inquiries about the matter.

Bill would weaken state’s attorney, add five districts

A bill introduced in the Illinois House would reshuffle the second-largest prosecutorial office in the United States.

Use of maiden name doomed judicial candidacy, split panel rules

A split state appeals panel ruled a Cook County judicial candidate can’t run in next month’s primary after filing her candidacy under her maiden name.

City to pay out $11.8M after police misconduct

The Chicago City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to four lawsuit settlement awards totaling more than $11.8 million, including a $10 million settlement with a man who was paralyzed when police officers shot him during a 2012 foot chase.

IP firm launches group to handle cannabis patents

A Chicago-based intellectual property firm launched a practice group dedicated to cannabis businesses, entering a rapidly growing marketplace.
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