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    Brian Mackey
    Another week brought more scrutiny to social media messages from Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey and his wife, Cindy. Some of what has come to light attacks Islam, LGBTQ rights and more. This follows the candidate doubling down on previous remarks that compared abortion to the Holocaust. Meanwhile, a judge issued a contempt order for another agency in the Pritzker administration. This one is critical of healthcare offered to those incarcerated in state prisons.
  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, an Illinois Democrat, is calling on the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate sales of a non-FDA approved drug marketed as a treatment for COVID-19.
    Tom Williams
    AFP via Getty Images
    The Schaumburg Democrat joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other federal lawmakers on this trip in the hopes of strengthening ties with the nation.