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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

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

Davis & Callis Disagree & Sometimes Agree In Debate

By Jim Meadows

Panelists Tom Kacich & Hannah Meisel, moderator Jennifer Roscoe and candidates, US Rep. Rodney Davis (R) and Ann Callis (D) gather in the WILL TV studio for their debate.

13th District Republican Congressman Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Ann Callis promoted themselves as problem-solvers ready to reach across party lines, during their broadcast debate Thursday night at the WILL-TV studio in Urbana.

Categories: Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Big Ten Basketball Coaches Mourn Loss of McClain

By Jim Meadows with reporting by Rob McColley

Former Illinois Assistant Coach Wayne McClain yells from the sidelines during a game in 2012.

Coaches attending the Big Ten basketball Media Day event in Chicago Thursday found time to remember Wayne McClain, the former Illini assistant coach who died Wednesday at age 60.

Categories: Sports

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 16, 2014

Top Dallas Hospital Official To Tell Lawmakers ‘We Made Mistakes’

by Scott Neuman and Doreen McCallister

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Daniel Varga.

A top official from the Dallas hospital where the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. was treated and two nurses who cared for him have become infected is expected to testify before a House panel today and acknowledge mistakes in the facility's handling of the situation.


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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

After 22 Years, Crime Victims Back On Ballot

By Brian Mackey


(Duration: 3:43)

Illinois voters will be asked to answer five statewide ballot questions at the upcoming elections.  Only one of those has been years in the making, and depending whom you ask, it could have a significant effect on criminal justice in the state.

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