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The Spin: Madigan’s sprint to pick his successor | Lightfoot still backs police superintendent after scathing watchdog report | Beer home delivery legislation brewing

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A better way to fill a legislative vacancy, short of an election, Simpson says, is to create an appointment process that includes a well-publicized public hearing that involves the candidate getting up and making a pitch, fielding questions, followed by the public along with committeepersons holding a discussion about “each candidate’s virtues.” After that, the committeepersons conduct a vote in public.

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