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How a little-known provision in the Illinois crime bill could upend the Cook County sheriff’s race

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Were he not grandfathered in, Dart himself would not have qualified to be sheriff under the new provision, except that state records show he received a law enforcement certification late last year, after the new law was signed. Dart, who’s held the office since 2006, formerly was a prosecutor, a state lawmaker and chief of staff to former sheriff Michael Sheahan.

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