Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown has ordered a series of disciplinary actions to punish five officers accused of engaging in a widespread cover-up to protect then-Supt. Eddie Johnson and conceal the circumstances surrounding the drinking-and-driving incident that got Johnson fired.
In West Rogers Park, Nila Hofman arrived around 8 a.m. to vote, but didn’t cast her ballot until nearly 10:30 a.m. after complications with the site’s voting machines. In Bronzeville, Stephanie McRoberts arrived at her polling place at 8 a.m. yet didn’t finish voting until 1:15 p.m.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is expected to recommend cutting 659 vacant positions — 300 of them in the sheriff’s office. County health officials are eying up to 130 layoffs, but hoping the final number is half that.
With 2,862 newly diagnosed cases of the virus, Illinois is averaging almost 2,500 additional cases per day over the last two weeks, higher even than the rate during the worst days of the pandemic in May.
Amy Coney Barrett was asked during her Senate confirmation hearing to explain her dissenting appeals-court opinion in convicted kidnapper Hector Uriarte’s case. She said the majority allowed “policy goals” to overshadow the text of the law.
“More than 10,000” employees work in seven departments without any performance evaluations, according to Joe Ferguson, the city’s inspector general. Personnel decisions are therefore “vulnerable to … suspicions of favoritism.”