Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch. (Via City Club of Chicago)

Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch makes a spirited defense of the SAFE-T Act and the end of cash bail. Our politics team weighs in on that story and more.

A protester faces off against police in Chicago on Saturday, May 30, 2020. (Hugo Balta / WTTW News)

Black elected officials are demanding transformational change in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the attention it has brought to systemic racism — and they’re demanding the state provide money to back it up.

Lawmakers who signed an open letter describing a culture of sexual harassment and misconduct in Springfield discuss the problem.