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Initial mid-December deadline for review gives way to new release date: late February.
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Officer John Catanzara describes himself as a “give no f#$%s, say it like it is man.” His Facebook and Instagram posts have prompted investigations.
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Project Six, led by the former City Council inspector general, got 98 percent of its startup money from the right-leaning Illinois Policy Institute.
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Rulings add to controversy surrounding Assessor Joseph Berrios, though Berrios’ lawyers say contribution limits are unconstitutional.
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A little honey goes a long way, but it helps to know the law, too.
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Editor-in-Chief Louise Kiernan believes a good editor is a good listener, a good questioner and a strong advocate for their reporters’ work.
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As Berrios’ court fight drags on, critics and others fear patronage hurts the office’s property tax work.
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