Protesters march to the Ferguson Police Station October 13.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 17, 2014

Privacy Issues Complicate Body Cams For Illinois Police

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.


Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner greet before a debate in Chicago Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 15, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Square Off in Second Debate

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.


Marchers protest in Ferguson, Missouri.
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October 03, 2014

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

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.


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A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.
(Jeff Roberson/AP)
September 10, 2014

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

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.


September 05, 2014

Beyond Ferguson: White Fear, Black Anger, American Rage

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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Police stand watch over protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 13
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September 04, 2014

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice will launch an investigation into police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.


Lesley McSpadden is comforted during funeral for her son, Michael Brown.
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August 25, 2014

At Michael Brown’s Funeral, A Call For A Day Of Reckoning

After two weeks of sometimes violent protests, the family of Michael Brown finally took some time to mourn on Monday. The funeral service for the unarmed 18-year-old killed by officer Darren Wilson was held in a St. Louis megachurch.


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