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Public Safety, Development Issues Dominate Mayoral Debate

By Jeff Bossert

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In a debate hosted by the League of Women Voters and Champaign County NAACP Friday, Les Stratton and incumbent Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing differed on largely economic issues, and how to improve public safety.






Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

Gymnasiums to House Some Illinois Prisoners

By Amanda Vinicky and Robert Wildeboer

The Illinois department of corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

NIU Marks 5th Anniversary of Deadly Shootings

By Guy Stephens, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

A large crowd was on hand at Northern Illinois University on Thursday afternoon for the fifth anniversary of the campus shooting. Five students were killed when a lone gunman opened fire inside Cole Hall.

Categories: Criminal Justice

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - February 14, 2013

Former Dixon Comptroller Gets Nearly 20-Year Prison Sentence

By Susan Stephens

Rita Crundwell

Disgraced former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was sentenced today to serve 235 months -- 19 years and 7 months -- in prison on one federal count of wire fraud resulting from her embezzlement of nearly $54 million in public funds from the City of Dixon.



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