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CHICAGO — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois’ new congressional district map into law Tuesday, formalizing political boundaries drawn to help Democrats in next year’s midterm elections, when Republicans are well positioned to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more

CHICAGO — The social media manager for the Democratic Party in DuPage County outside Chicago was removed from her position after posting tweets on Monday in which she compared the driver of an SUV that plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee to Kyle Rittenhouse. Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The director of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board was fired this fall after an investigation found that he improperly issued a law enforcement certificate to an unqualified local philanthropist who’s also the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, according to a report released Wednesday. Read more

CHICAGO — The head of Chicago’s largest police union officially submitted his paperwork to retire from the police department on Tuesday, after saying he would rather leave the force than go through with a disciplinary hearing that he called a “farce.” Read more

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CHICAGO — The controversial head of Chicago’s largest police union faces firing this week, four years after officials launched an investigation into allegations he posted inflammatory statements on social media, including some advocating violence, while serving as a Chicago police officer. Read more