In addition to investigating Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election, special counsel Robert Mueller also was tasked with looking into "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation."

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April 18, 2019 - News Local/State

READ: The Mueller Report, With Redactions

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Congress and the public.

U of I Visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, in an undated photo.

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April 09, 2019 - News Local/State

Defense: Man Accused Of Killing Chinese Scholar At U Of I Denied Care

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang say university counselors didn't offer him adequate care when he sought help for suicidal and homicidal thoughts three months before the 26-year-old Zhang went missing.

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus.

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April 05, 2019 - News Local/State

Shimkus Hopes For “Clean” Version Of Violence Against Women Act

Illinois Congressman John Shimkus voted against reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) when it passed the U-S House on a vote of 263-158 Thursday. But the Collinsville Republican says he hopes negotiations in the Senate will produce a version he can support when it returns to his chamber.

Attorney Jeff Anderson speaks as attorney Marc Pearlman, left, and clergy abuse victims listen during a news conference, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Chicago.

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March 21, 2019 - News Local/State

Attorneys: Church List Of Accused Illinois Clergy Incomplete

Advocates for clergy abuse victims released the names Wednesday of 395 priests and lay people in Illinois they say have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children — a roster more than twice as long as what the state's six dioceses previously released.

Urbana High School.

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March 19, 2019 - News Local/State

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. 

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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March 18, 2019 - News Local/State

‘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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