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.


Manlove natural gas storage field.
Own work/Wikipedia Commons /CC BY-SA 3.0
November 14, 2017

Peoples Gas Holds Meetings About Gas Leaks For Skeptical Public

Representatives from Peoples Gas are attempting to reassure skeptical residents in rural Mahomet that the natural gas leak from December 2016 is under control and it is working with homeowners who have contaminated wells.


Campaign signs lined  up outside the entrance to the Champaign County Clerk's office in Urbana.
Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media
November 13, 2017

Debate Over Crosscheck Voter Data Program Reaches Into Illinois

Federal election law requires states to keep accurate and up-to-date voter registration rolls. But one tool to help them do so is at the center of a partisan debate. In Illinois, many Democrats are calling on the state Board of Elections to stop participation in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, or Crosscheck, for short.


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