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1:23 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

'Ferguson And Beyond' Peace Vigil In DeKalb

People are gathering today in DeKalb to reflect and connect about this week's violence in Ferguson, Missouri and the issues behind it. 

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Veto Session
6:54 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Rules For Ride-Shares: Safety First Or Jobs First?

Credit uber.com

This week, lawmakers could decide whether Illinois will regulate ridesharing services, like Lyft and Uber.

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Want marijuana exception
11:12 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Illinois Lawyers Say DUI Law Needs Tweaking

The Illinois State Bar Association wants the state's DUI law changed. Supporters of changes to part of the state's law on driving under the influence think they have a pretty good example to hold up. 

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Anti-Police Brutality march
6:02 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Protestors Carry Peace Message In Rockford

Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson speaks to the crowd gathered Wednesday in front of the police station in Rockford.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

About 75 people sang, marched, and chalked messages on sidewalksWednesday night in downtown Rockford. Their protest was part of a national demonstration against police brutality.

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National Protests
4:42 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Rockford Rally Against Police Brutality Today

Credit stolenlives.org

Rallies are scheduled in Rockford, Chicago, and Carbondale today as part of the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality. 

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Illinois law
4:51 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Medical Marijuana Opportunities And Challenges

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The production and distribution of medical marijuana is slowly coming together in Illinois. It’s a complicated process with a lot of factors that need to be worked out before the first patient picks up medication from a state dispensary.

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County by county stats
1:56 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Competition Fierce To Grow, Distribute Medical Marijuana In Illinois

Illinois State Police districts
Credit Ryan Pumroy / WNIJ

Entrepreneurs looking to get in on the business side of Illinois' new medical marijuana program are facing fierce competition.  The state has come out with numbers showing just how much.  

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Government
8:12 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Inmate Escapes Vandalia Correctional Center, Found Nearby

Booking photo of Marcus Battice

The Illinois Department of Corrections is still investigating how an inmate escaped from the Vandalia Correctional Center last week. Investigators talked with more than 100 people to determine how Marcus Battice broke out of the minimum-security facility.

Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says that'll continue for a while; anyone in contact with Battice in the weeks leading up to his escape must be interviewed. The department has concluded it does NOT need to change what it does to prevent escapes.

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Government
4:17 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Sycamore To Test CodeRED Emergency Notification System

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Sycamore officials will perform a test of the city's CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, October 1 at 10:00 AM.

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Government
6:19 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Two Chicago Universities Among Finalists To Host Obama Presidential Library

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Two Chicago universities are among four finalists to host the Barack Obama Presidential Library.

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