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September 11, 2018

Illinois Issues: The Attorney General Race

Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision to not seek re-election after over 15 years in office drew a plethora of candidates to the ballot. The last three standing, Republican nominee Erika Harold, Democratic candidate Kwame Raoul and Libertarian Bubba Harsy, continue to battle it out with just nine weeks until the general election.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh laughs as closing remarks are made Wednesday evening after the second day of his confirmation hearings before a Senate panel on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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September 06, 2018

WATCH/LISTEN: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Day 3

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to face a second round of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. He’s expected to be questioned about his views on previous Supreme Court cases, as well as a range of policy issues.

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz, Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh, and Chief Deputy Allen Jones.

Anna Casey/Illinois Public Media

August 29, 2018

DNA, Genealogy Research Aids In Finding Cassano Murder Suspect

The Champaign County Sherriff’s Office has been working to solve the murder of Holly Marie Cassano, ever since the 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her home near Mahomet in November of 2009. On Friday, investigators received a lead on the unresolved case through the help of a genetic genealogy company which then led to the arrest of Michael F.A. Henslick, 30, on Tuesday evening. 

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August 27, 2018

Researchers Studying Community-Police Relations In Urbana

Some studies have shown that increasing police resources in areas of higher crime, or “hot spots policing,” is an effective way to reduce crime. But it often doesn’t take into account how that policing strategy impacts the relationship between the community and law enforcement. 

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