Illinois gotta Illinois, it seems, but even this seems more Illinois-ish than usual. Last night’s primaries in the Land of Lincoln produced good news for progressives of the Bernie Sanders/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party. Pro-lifers and Chicago police came out on the short end of the stick.
Let’s start with the police’s nightmare coming back to haunt them. Cook County state attorney Kim Foxx won her primary challenge last night, despite her scandalous attempt to bury the Jussie Smollett case. Foxx got a lot of help from celebrity endorsements, of course: