Protests on Monday, Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

August 19, 2014

Prayers For Peace In Ferguson

The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson.  At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.


Football practice at Sacred-Heart Griffin High School in Springfield, IL

(Peter Gray/WUIS)

August 19, 2014

New Law Aims To Prevent Student Athlete Concussions

High school coaches and athletic directors now must take a concussion training course under a law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.  A new law requires the IHSA to develop an online certification program.


Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon

(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

August 19, 2014

NCAA’s Strongest Argument Might Be Cap Limit

The NCAA could soon find itself in the awkward position of arguing against capping compensation for future players, based on the ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case.


August 18, 2014

Obama Sending Attorney General Holder To Missouri

President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.


August 18, 2014

Quinn: No Plans To Halt Vehicle Searches

Governor Pat Quinn doesn't have plans to unilaterally halt consent searches by the state police he oversees.  But Quinn said he's not dimissing a report that indicates racial profiling is still concern in traffic stops.


Handguns for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, IL

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

August 18, 2014

22 States Honor Illinois’ Concealed Carry Permit

Officials say more states are recognizing Illinois' concealed carry permit.  They include surrounding states, most of the Midwest and parts of the West and South.


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