Posts tagged "judges"

Solving Illinois' $95 billion pension funding gap means changes for workers, retirees

Why we all need to pay attention to the judicial elections

Why we all need to pay attention to the judicial elections
It’s well established that being poor and black means having a disproportionate amount of contact with the criminal justice system. It’s not just being picked up by the police or spending time behind bars. Judges are an integral part of the criminal justice system, too, and they’re one of the few positions within that system... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: House Speaker Michael Madigan‘s challenger, Michele Piszczor is seething over what she claims were attempts by a Madigan foot soldier to steal her campaign signs. A press release sent out by Piszczor’s camp Thursday alleges Fred Moody–whom Madigan paid... Read more »
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Why you should care about the Illinois judicial election

If you’re like most voters, when it comes to the enormous list of judges on this year’s ballot, you might feel a little overwhelmed. A lot of people just skip it, or vote yes or no for the entire slate. With almost 70 people on the ballot, who can blame them? Except that that long... Read more »