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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 19, 2014

Proposed Eavesdropping Law Allows Recording Police (Contrary To Internet Rumors)

By Hannah Meisel

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(Duration: 4:15)

Police cordon off area in Chicago

Nine months after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the state’s eavesdropping law, the legislature passed a bill to replace it. The legislation, which defines eavesdropping and its consequences, is currently waiting on the governor's desk.

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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - December 18, 2014

Parties’ Power Grabs In Battle For Comptroller; Quinn Calls Special Session

By Amanda Vinicky

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(Duration: 3:46)

Judy Baa Topinka prepares for 2006 debate

The late Judy Baar Topinka was no stranger to the dizzying world of Illinois politics.  The state comptroller had also been state treasurer, served in the legislature and lost a race for governor to Rod Blagojevich.  So it's easy to imagine that Topinka would not be surprised at the ongoing furor and partisan divide over how to replace her.

Categories: Government, Politics





WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 16, 2014

Champaign Police Chief Cobb On Relations Between Police And African-Americans

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 6:35)

Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb

Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb says his department is working to improve relations with African-American residents, with the help of community input through the Champaign Community Coalition.

Categories: Civil Rights, Government


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