The scene in the 300 block of East Green Street around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Sean Neumann/Illinois Public Media
September 25, 2016

Five People Shot, One Killed, After Shooting Near U Of I Campus

Authorities say five people were shot, one of them fatally, in two separate overnight shootings within minutes of each other near the University of Illinois Campus. Police say in a news release that they believe the two shootings may be related. The person who died is identified as George Korchev of Mundelein. The other three were taken to a hospital for treatment of what police called non-critical gunshot wounds.


Kailah McGee with Black Students for Revolution addresses a crowd on the U of I Quad Friday.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
September 24, 2016

Student Groups Address ‘Rape Culture’ On U Of I Campus

About 80 University of Illinois students attended a rally on the Urbana campus quad Friday, as student groups addressed "a society of rape culture", not only in the number of reported sexual assaults, but in overall attitudes. Groups represented included Students Against Sexual Assault, the Women's Resource Center, and Black Students for Revolution.


Marijuana Leaves
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
September 21, 2016

Decatur Council Eases Local Punishment For Marijuana

The City Council in Decatur has raised the amount of marijuana someone can possess and still be guilty of no more than a city-code violation punishable by fines.


This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Ahmad Khan Rahami, wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, after a shootout with police in
FBI via AP
September 19, 2016

Police Arrest Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami Over Bombs In New York Area

A law enforcement official says the Afghan immigrant wanted in connection with explosions in New York City and New Jersey has been taken into custody following a shootout with police officers. Ahman Khan Rahami, 28, was captured Monday morning.


Screen capture from a TV campaign ad from State Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, attacking his GOP opponent, Dave Severin, over criminal justice reform.
Friends of John Bradley
September 02, 2016

After Politician’s ‘Soft On Crime’ Attack, Advocates Fight Back

In an era of political gridlock, one of the few topics on which there's been hope of bipartisan cooperation is on the issues of crime and punishment. Politicians have traditionally been averse to doing anything that could get them painted as being "soft on crime." It's an easy attack, and one that's been frequently deployed in the past. But this year, criminal justice reform advocates are fighting back, as in the case of an Illinois Democrat facing scare-mongering ads about criminal justice reform. 


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