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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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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 05, 2014

Motorist Drives Through Centennial Student Protest; No Charges In Altercation

By Hannah Meisel and Scott Cameron

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(Duration: 2:58)

Screenshot from a video showing a car driving in the middle of a student rally at Centennial High School on Thursday.

It’s still not clear what led to yesterday’s altercation between a driver and students outside of Champaign’s Centennial High School. A student protest against the killings of black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner by white police officers ended when a woman drove her car into the center of the rally. 




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 03, 2014

Illinois Could Create Its Own State Health Exchange

By Hannah Meisel

inside an exam room

Illinois may soon take on the responsibility of running its own healthcare marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. The General Assembly is working against a New Year's deadline to create its own exchange, or risk losing millions of dollars from the federal government.



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