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News Local/State
March 19, 2019

U Of I Professor: Restorative Justice In Schools Requires Buy-In From Community

Schools in Illinois and across the country are turning to restorative justice practices as an alternative to traditional discipline models. Mikhail Lyubansky, an associate professor of pyschology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, studies restorative justice, and he's written about some of the criticisms of the way it's used in schools. 

Someone lighting a marijuana cigarette, with a pile of cash in the background.

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News Local/State
March 19, 2019

Illinois Moves To Bank The Unbanked Marijuana Companies

Growing and selling cannabis for medical purposes in Illinois is legal, and it's looking more likely that the state will legalize a recreational program as well. But one crucial component that remains illegal is for banks to do business with marijuana-related companies. 

A "Narrow Bridge" sign is posted on the approach to the Bradley Avenue bridge over I-57 in Champaign.

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News Local/State
March 18, 2019

Bridge Replacement To Close Bradley Ave. At I-57 For 8 Months

Bradley Avenue will be closed at I-57 at the western end of Champaign starting Wednesday, March 20, for a bridge replacement project that's expected to take eight months to complete. Traffic will be rerouted. 

Windy Fultz pays rent for her apartment at Mitchell Court in Rantoul, Illinois. She and the property manager, Stan James, talked about the new rules the village adopted to reduce crime.

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News Local/State
March 18, 2019

‘Crime-Free Housing’ Rules Spread In Illinois

Many communities in Illinois have rules that say renters can lose their housing if someone in the home is connected to a crime. City leaders who back the policies say the rules make neighborhoods safer. But fair housing advocates question the tactics.

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