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The former Bolingbrook police officer had appealed his conviction in the 2004 death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

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Despite apparent public support, the question of whether term limits should be imposed on legislators hasn’t made it onto the ballot in Illinois. We discuss the pros and cons.

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Hear from state lawmakers about where remap reform goes after a recent proposal was shot down by a divided Illinois Supreme Court. 

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The effort to take on powerful interests like House Speaker Michael Madigan and end partisan legislative map drawing may yet have life. Find out what the Independent Maps group plans to do.

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The head of the Chicago Police Board on what it will take to change the culture of the department and restore public confidence.

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The Illinois Supreme Court late Thursday evening ruled that the question of map drawing cannot appear before voters on the November ballot. The process will remain in the hands of state power brokers like House Speaker Michael Madigan.

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Lori Lightfoot, who represents the Independent Map Amendment, and state Sen. Kwame Raoul, who introduced a competing redistricting plan earlier this year, discuss the latest in the court fight over redistricting.

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Can state lawmakers craft a constitutional fix for the Illinois public pension problem? We talk with one man who has a plan.

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The latest attempt to wrest control of legislative redistricting from state lawmakers was handed a setback Wednesday morning. 

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Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court dealt Mayor Rahm Emanuel a huge blow, overturning reforms to two pension funds for city workers. The city argued reforms guaranteed previously unsecured retiree benefits, but the state’s high court wasn’t having it.

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The Illinois Supreme Court dealt Mayor Rahm Emanuel a major setback Thursday in his efforts of saving two of the city’s four public employee pension funds, which city officials say could go broke within the next 15 years.

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The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over Chicago's pension reforms in November. Attorney John Schmidt says the city's pension reforms are fundamentally different than the state's reforms that were struck down earlier this year. Schmidt joins us on Chicago Tonight.

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In the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court’s pension ruling, we analyze the options on a way forward for Illinois and Chicago.

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We share what you had to say about the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling on the state's 2013 pension reform law. 

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The Illinois Supreme Court overturned the state’s 2013 pension reform law. Chicago Tonight hosts a special 30-minute edition on the ruling.

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On Thursday, July 3, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 6-1 that subsidized health care benefits of retired state employees are protected by the state. We discuss the decision and its implications with a panel of experts.