Cook County Board passes ‘just housing’ amendment

The measure, which will take effect in November, will ensure that housing providers don’t consider certain aspects of someone’s criminal record — such as arrests, juvenile records, and sealed and expunged records — when making housing determinations. Commissioner Brandon Johnson, an Austin resident who was elected to the board last year, was the chief sponsor of the amendment.

Gun violence summit gets mixed reactions

Many who attended the June 13 meeting agreed with Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to enforce the curfew law and get weapons off the streets, but some objected to his idea to charge defendants as domestic terrorists.