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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.

Categories: Government, Law, Race/Ethnicity

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 15, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Quinn, Rauner Square Off in Second Debate

by Lauren Chooljian

Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner greet before a debate in Chicago Tuesday.

Governor Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner continue to battle over what's best for Illinois’ future.   The top candidates debated for the second time Tuesday night in Chicago.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 03, 2014

Beyond Ferguson, Part 2: A WILL-AM 580 Special

by: WILL Staff

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(Duration: 59:18)

Marchers protest in Ferguson, Missouri.

Last month, host Janice Marie Collins, a University of Illinois journalism professor, began a conversation about some of the questions raised by the shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri.  That conversation continued Friday, Oct. 3, with a live special focusing on what comes next and the search for solutions.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

By Joseph Shapiro

A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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(Duration: 51:26)

We don’t know exactly what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th when a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager. The facts may still be unclear, but the outrage from groups on all sides of the issue has crystallized on the streets of Ferguson and around the country.




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