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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - March 28, 2013

Gov. Quinn Continues to be Asked About Prison System

This is the fourth in a four part series on Illinois prison life

WBEZ has asked the Illinois governor for months to explain his thinking on overcrowding and conditions in the state’s billion-dollar prison system.

By Robert Wildeboer

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(Duration: 7:26)

Pat Quinn

UPDATE: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he will lay out his prison plans and policies, but it’s going to be a couple of months yet.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - March 18, 2013

The Internet Creates a Gray Market for Firearms

Gun sales facilitated online often skirt gun laws

Gun buyers online might be able to avoid background checks.

By Chris Berube

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(Duration: 5:41)

While the debate rages about gun control in America, one issue that hasn't been widely discussed is the so-called "gray market" for firearms online.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 15, 2013

Conflict Transforms Syrian English Teacher Into War Photographer

By Kelly McEvers

Noor Kelze

Syria's war has thrown ordinary citizens into situations they never could have imagined and changed them in ways they never would have dreamed. It's turned carpenters, engineers and doctors into armed rebels. And in Aleppo, it has turned a young woman teacher into a war photographer.

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