The start of summer sees a sadly familiar surge in violence. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is hoping summer youth programs will help dampen down crime but says the root causes have been ignored for decades.
Meanwhile, the City Council approves $8.8 million in police misconduct settlements, as some alderpeople want a bigger role in the independent search for a new police superintendent.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker faces pushback over plans to cut back health care benefits for undocumented residents — as the city wrestles with where to house asylum seekers.
And new questions about ethics at the U.S. Supreme Court amid reports of another justice’s lavish free vacations and travel courtesy of a major GOP donor.
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