Participants who finish the treatment court program, which involves treatment or therapy, are recognized with a "graduation" in the courtroom. In Oct., four veterans graduated from treatment court in Peoria County.
Cass Herrington/Peoria Public Radio
November 15, 2017

Treatment Court Offers Second Chance for Veterans

Illinois Circuit Courts will be required to have a special treatment court for veterans, starting next year. The initiative aims to reduce recidivism among soldiers who are struggling with mental health and addiction. The tenth circuit court in Peoria already offers a veteran’s treatment court and is awaiting certification to meet the Jan. 1st deadline.


Law enforcement officers man a barricade near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Darren Abate/AP
November 05, 2017

At Least 26 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire In South Texas Church

Federal authorities are responding to a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which at least 26 people are confirmed killed, and at least 20 others are reported wounded. Authorities say the shooter was later found dead in his vehicle.


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