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April 27, 2015

Rauner Administration Asks For Public Input On Construction Revenues

Governor Bruce Rauner has long promised major investments in Illinois' infrastructure system, but has been short on suggestions for how to pay for construction. Now Rauner's administration says it's asking taxpayers their opinions on shoring up a public works program


a woman at the Rockville Women's Prison working with a dog in their ADOPT program

Kaitlin Bane/WILL

April 26, 2015

ADOPT Program Helps Inmates And The Dogs They Train

According to estimates from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, a vast majority of those released from state prisons end up back behind bars within five years. Many facilities now offer educational and vocational programs to end that cycle, including one prison just across the border in Indiana.


a license plate scanner on top of a police car.

Garrett Brnger for Illinois Public Radio

April 25, 2015

Data Trackers: License Plate Scanning Technology Raises Privacy Questions

Automatic license plate readers, like many technologies available to law enforcement, offer power that police praise and civil rights advocates consider warily. ALPRs, as they’re known, can scan and record thousands of license plates every hour. 


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April 24, 2015

Illinois Marathon Organizers Predict Race Will Go On

Organizers of the Illinois Marathon say they're optimistic Saturday's race will go on despite a forecast of rain and thunderstorms. Scott Friedlein is the Emergency Services Coordinator for the race. He says, "We run this race rain or shine. The only thing that would stop this event from occurring is dangerous weather which would be lightning or tornadic activity in the area."


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