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Quick hits: Illinois news in brief for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019


State Sen. Terry Link denies ‘cooperating witness’ role

A state senator denied he’s the unnamed senator who wore a wire to accept a bribe from state Rep. Luis Arroyo while wearing a wire for federal investigators.

The Chicago Tribune reported a source said Sen. Terry Link agreed to cooperate with federal agents in exchange for leniency on expected tax fraud charges from 2016. Link denied he was the cooperating witness and said: “Anyone can tell you anything.”

Arroyo was arrested and charged with bribery. He has pleaded not guilty.

Proposed insulin cost cap moves forward in Springfield

A cap on the consumer price of insulin per month is one step closer to the governor, who has said he’ll sign it.

State Sen. Andy Manar got his measure through committee on Monday. The measure would cap the cost of insulin at $100 a month.

Some raised concerns such a cap would diminish the product’s quality and could affect availability. The measure would only affect insurance companies the state regulates.

President Donald Trump slams Illinois’ sanctuary status, issues executive order to study crime

President Donald Trump slammed Chicago for being a sanctuary city.

Trump visited the Windy City on Monday to talk to a group of police chiefs.

He said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who didn’t attend, needs to change his values and clean up the city.