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Lake County state’s attorney candidates promise public confidence after controversy

For the first time in two decades, the top prosecutor’s job is open in Lake County, attracting a slew of candidates who promise to restore public confidence to an office that has come under heavy criticism for its handling of high-profile murder and rape cases that unraveled with DNA evidence.

The three Democrats and three Republicans on the March 20 primary ballot at times appear to be running against one person who is not in the race: departing state’s attorney Michael Waller, who announced his retirement after 22 years in office.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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