More aldermen join the city hall exodus, CPD announces a new time-off policy, Darren Bailey gets a cash infusion, and Governor Pritzker’s investments are under scrutiny.
In this week’s edition of Spotlight Politics:
The aldermanic exodus continues as Ald. Tom Tunney becomes the latest city council member to announce he’s not running for re-election. Could a mayoral bid be in the offing?
One day after a critical report from Inspector General Deborah Witzburg the Chicago Police Department announces a new policy on time off. Under the new plan, officers will be guaranteed at least one day off a week. The change comes after the IG’s report that found that nearly 12,000 thousand officers were scheduled to work 11 days straight or more, earlier this year.
Republican candidate for governor, Darren Bailey, gets a much-needed cash infusion for his campaign from conservative billionaire Richard Uihlein.
While the Better Government Association has questions about some of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s blind trust investments. The BGA says the purchase of stock in a health insurance company that benefitted from the Pritzker administration’s decisions “demonstrates the pitfalls of a blind-trust arrangement that still leaves the nation’s richest governor open to potential conflicts of interest.”
Our politics team of Amanda Vinicky and Heather Cherone takes on those stories and more.