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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 26, 2014

A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

by Krishnadev Calamur

Police watch the protesters gather Tuesday in Ferguson.

Police in Ferguson, Mo., made 44 arrests after another night of protests – these much calmer than the unrest that erupted after a grand jury declined Monday to indict officer Darren Wilson.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - November 25, 2014

Brown Family Attorney Condemns Grand Jury’s Decision In Fatal Shooting

By The Associated Press

Michael Brown Sr listens alongside Rev. Al Sharpton Tuesday in St. Louis County, Missouri.

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken.






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - November 07, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

State Rep-Elect Ammons Talks History, Sets Priorities For Office

By Jeff Bossert

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Carol Ammons on election night

Carol Ammons made history this week.   And when she's sworn in this January, the Democrat hopes to fight some of the same battles as her predecessor, but also many reforms she sought locally.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 18, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

By Scott Neuman

The U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused to block a Texas voter identification law for the November election – the first time in decades that the justices have allowed such a law to stand after a lower federal court had deemed it restrictive and unconstitutional.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 17, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Privacy Issues Complicate Body Cams For Illinois Police

By Brian Mackey, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

Protesters march to the Ferguson Police Station October 13.

The idea of requiring police to wear body cameras has been a hot topic after the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. On Friday, a group of Illinois lawmakers discussed the issue.

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