The Guardian – Anita Alvarez was the strong favorite to secure a third term as Cook County state’s attorney until the controversy over the police killing of Laquan McDonald. As presidential campaigns descend on Illinois for Tuesday’s primary, a closely watched local race could yield the first electoral impact of the Black Lives Matter movement and the nationwide conversation on police killings.
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