Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia
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January 15, 2015

Lessons to be Learned From the UVA Sexual Assault Crisis

A UVA fraternity is reinstated after an article published by the Rolling Stone was discredited   Executive Director of Rape, Advocacy Counseling and Education Services Kerri True-Funk says there’s a lesson  about how sexual assault victims’ stories are told. 


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January 12, 2015

Arcola Man Killed in Police Shooting

Illinois State Police are leading an investigation of a fatal shooting by an Arcola police officer in the line of duty on Saturday. 


January 08, 2015

Two Dead In Danville Shooting

Authorities say two Vermilion County men are dead after a shooting on Danville’s east side Wednesday night.


An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting at a French satirical newspaper
January 07, 2015

UPDATE: Three Gunmen Sought In Terror Attack

Prosecutors in Paris say the editor and a cartoonist for the satirical French newspaper targeted by gunmen are among the 12 people killed in today's attack.


Police cordon off area in Chicago
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January 05, 2015

Police Department Ticket Quotas Illegal In New Year

Some police departments in Illinois could be issuing fewer tickets in the new year. A new state law went into effect on Jan. 1 that aims to get rid of ticket quotas.

Very few police departments would ever admit to having a ticket quota -- a target number of tickets and other violations officers have to hit each month. Even if there's no official policy in place, some police departments still often follow a loose quota system.

State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) says he was approached by cops around the state who said they were being evaluated based on the number of tickets they gave out. Manar says many of these departments feel pressured by shrinking budgets in smaller municipalities.

But he says quotas can lessen the quality of law enforcement, in favor of quantity.

"Police departments, whether they serve a small town or a county or a large urban city in the state, should not exist to be revenue-generating operations."

Manar's legislation was signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in the summer, and took effect last week.


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