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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - December 16, 2014

Champaign Police Chief Cobb On Relations Between Police And African-Americans

By Jim Meadows


(Duration: 6:35)

Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb

Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb says his department is working to improve relations with African-American residents, with the help of community input through the Champaign Community Coalition.

Categories: Civil Rights, Government

AP - Illinois Public Media News - December 15, 2014

A-G Issues Opinion On Filling Comptroller Post

By The Associated Press

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka leaves essentially two vacancies that should first be filled by outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and then Gov.-election Bruce Rauner. But she says voters should also get a chance to cast ballots for the office in 2016.

Categories: Government

AP - Illinois Public Media News - December 15, 2014

Report: Overcrowding After Dwight Prison Closing

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

the now-shuttered Dwight Correctional Center

A new report from a prison watchdog group has found that moving about 1,000 female inmates from a now-closed prison in Dwight into a prison in Lincoln has exacerbated overcrowding and failed to generate meaningful cost savings.

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - December 15, 2014

WCIA’s Benton On Cancer, Crime Stoppers, And Leading A Normal Life

By Jeff Bossert


(Duration: 7:33)

Dave Benton - second from left -and WCIA staff in an evening broadcast.

It’s been three months since TV news anchor Dave Benton told viewers that his brain cancer was back, and doctors told him he had months to live.  In the time he has, he says his goal is to live life to the fullest.

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