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‘X Caucus’ puts weight behind Harmon’s successful presidential bid ‘X Caucus’ puts weight behind Harmon’s successful presidential bid

‘X Caucus’ puts weight behind Harmon’s successful presidential bid

Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, is the new Senate president, thanks, in large part, to a group of moderate suburban and downstate Democrats who quietly supported him in his monthslong rise to the head of the chamber.

Pritzker puts criminal justice reforms atop 2020 agenda Pritzker puts criminal justice reforms atop 2020 agenda

Pritzker puts criminal justice reforms atop 2020 agenda

In year two, Gov. J.B. Pritzker will focus on ending cash bail, reforming low-level drug crime sentencing and reducing mandatory minimum sentences, he announced in Chicago Thursday. Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, both Democrats, laid out their plan at a news conference at Kennedy-King College. Stratton said real justice reform in Illinois will require more than just policing prisons.
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