Chicago crime at issue in governor’s race: Crain’s Juice by Greg Hinz – Crain’s Chicago Business – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Even as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot continues to wrestle with Chicago’s crime problem, the leading candidates for governor are finding the issue is equally sticky for them, with ramifications and complications regardless of what they do.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker learned that earlier this week when the campaign of GOP hopeful Richard Irvin rather shrewdly tied the Democratic incumbent to controversial Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, suggesting that he is “enabling” Foxx in her desire to “release violent criminals from prison early.”

That was a reference to a clause in the criminal-justice reform law that Pritzker signed last year which allows prosecutors in

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