We wrap up this week’s biggest news headlines with NPR reporter David Schaper and Jon Hansen of DNAinfo Chicago. We discuss the Illinois pension reform law which has been ruled unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court; the historic reparations package for victims of torture at the hands of former CPD commander Jon Burge; the resentencing of Cook County inmate Adolfo Davis; and more.
In the highest-profile event yet for a pilot program that allows cameras in some Illinois courtrooms, a DuPage county judge allowed cameras inside the courtroom Wednesday for Elzbieta Plackowska’s arraignment.
The Illinois Supreme Court is about to weigh in on whether it's constitutional for Cook County officials to ban assault weapons.The county imposed the ban back in 1993. It has been upheld by trial courts and appeals courts.But opponents think their case gained new strength when the U.S.