a license plate scanner on top of a police car.
Garrett Brnger for Illinois Public Radio
April 25, 2015

Data Trackers: License Plate Scanning Technology Raises Privacy Questions

Automatic license plate readers, like many technologies available to law enforcement, offer power that police praise and civil rights advocates consider warily. ALPRs, as they’re known, can scan and record thousands of license plates every hour. 


a radar image of Illinois weather.
Image from NWS.gov
April 24, 2015

Illinois Marathon Organizers Predict Race Will Go On

Organizers of the Illinois Marathon say they're optimistic Saturday's race will go on despite a forecast of rain and thunderstorms. Scott Friedlein is the Emergency Services Coordinator for the race. He says, "We run this race rain or shine. The only thing that would stop this event from occurring is dangerous weather which would be lightning or tornadic activity in the area."


Daniel Gorog, a man with autism stands next to his father, Dan Gorog, who address a Senate committee Tuesday.
(Amanda Vinicky/WUIS)
April 22, 2015

Coins Under The Couch Cushions And False Hope

The Illinois Senate Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to sweep reserves from special state funds.  The plan is to reverse $26-million in budget cuts to state grants for programs like a tobacco quitline, and one benefitting children with autism.


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