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Muslim-American Leader Wants Community To See Itself As Part Of Broader Fight For JusticeA Muslim American leader here in Chicago says he wants members of his community to see themselves as part of a legacy of people from many faiths who have fought for justice so they are working on that vision right now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Even Without Budget, Rauner Says He Is Proud Of His First Year AccomplishmentsGovernor Bruce Rauner may not be able to boats of passing a budget that’s shaken up Springfield, but he says there are still some accomplishments he’s proud of after his first year in office, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Police Should Create 'Early Warning System' To Detect Bad Cops, Watchdog SaysJason Van Dyke, the white police officer who shot and killed black teen Laquan McDonald in October 2014, has 18 complaints against him and yet no disciplinary action.
'At Issue' Profiles Unconventional Cook County JudgeJackie Portman gives what she calls "the speech" about three times a month to medium-to-high-risk probationers who have violated that probation. Steve Miller reports.
Lisa Madigan Supports Recall Measures For Chicago Mayor, Other Elected OfficialsThe Illinois attorney general discusses the controversy facing Mayor Emanuel in the wake of a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black teen.
State's Attorney Candidate Pushes Idea Of Dedicated Gun CourtOne of the two challengers running against Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez next year has said she wants to do better to crack down on gun violence, but she can’t agree with the cornerstone of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wish list for new state gun laws.
Interest Group Suggests Raising Gas Tax To Improve Chicago Area RoadsWith Houston about to overtake Chicago as the third most populous city in the nation, a local planning expert has offered some bold ideas for putting the boom back in the local economy.
Claypool: Chicago School Board Fine The Way It IsThe appointee of Mayor Emanuel -- recently tapped to lead Chicago Public Schools -- is the guest on "At Issue."
Alvarez: Journalists' Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background ChecksCook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
Conservatives, Progressives Agree On Need To Help Ex-Felons Stay Out Of Prison Conservatives and progressives say they are of one mind when it comes to many programs for keeping people out of prison who don't belong there and helping them stay out of prison once they've already been behind bars, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Conservatives And Progressives Unite To Overhaul Criminal Justice SystemTodd Belcore, lead attorney with the Sergeant Shriver Center on Poverty Law, a social justice group, said he’s not surprised conservatives at the Illinois Policy Institute agree too many people are being jailed too long for the wrong reasons.
CPD Partnering With African-American Police Group To Reduce Encounters Between Cops And TeensPolice Superintendent Garry McCarthy says Chicago is partnering with an African-American police group reduce the occasions when encounters between officers and teenagers get out of hand, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

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