DAILY JOURNAL EDITORIALS

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For attorneys who prosecute criminal cases, conviction rates can represent the same thing batting averages do for baseball players. It’s a measure of success. The prosecutor who gains the most convictions is often considered among the best in the business.

COLUMNISTS

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Ken: Of all the U.S. cities affected by demonstrations and protests, Minneapolis is the first that I am aware of that has a plan to totally disband and reconstitute its police department. The very progressive City Council has passed a bill which might become a referendum to be voted on this …

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In November 2015, three years after taking the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, a career journeyman most recently unsuccessful with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The next preseason, Kaepernick began donning garb designed …

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Recently, the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued a statement calling for greater transparency and accountability from law enforcement. They were joined by more than 50 groups, including the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Coun…

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Amid a global pandemic and mass protests against police brutality, it’s easy to forget Illinois government remains the target of the largest federal corruption probe in the history of the most corrupt state.

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As a nation, we are bearing witness to unrest and divisiveness that is the result of long-standing oppression, mistreatment, and racism. The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Minneapolis police, has forced us all to take stock in who we are as a nation. It has forced us to qu…

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With some states beginning to open up for business and relaxing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, a new study on these efforts found Illinois’ stay-at-home order was one of the most restrictive in the nation.

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Empty meat cases and grocery store shelves are the first hint most people get that the coronavirus is impacting farmers. Those who guess the laws of supply and demand are in farmers’ favor would be wrong.

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My name is Mattias Clark, and I want to share my thoughts about what it’s like to be an athlete as the COVID-19 virus makes its global and dangerous debut. It’s Tuesday, March 31, 2020. About two weeks ago our president, Donald Trump, placed the United States under “social distancing” in an …

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Mason Schweizer pens a letter to the seniors who will miss their spring seasons.

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Budgetary experts say Illinois is in for some real pain when lawmakers get around to crafting a budget for the coming fiscal year that will be marred by low revenue and higher bills due to the economic fallout over COVID-19 shutdowns.

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