Illinois Justices Rule Chicago Can’t Destroy Cop Misconduct Records

A Chicago police union’s collective-bargaining agreement requirement that the police department destroy all officer disciplinary records after five years is unenforceable because it conflicts with public policy and state records law, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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Ballot Access

A federal court in Illinois approved an order agreed upon between the state and its Libertarian and Green parties to modify election rules that require potential candidates to gather in-person signatures, finding that the order balances the state’s interests while accommodating the restrictions on candidates’ ability to collect signatures in light of Covid-19. 

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