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Police Reform Package Awaits Governor's Signature
Police Reform Package Awaits Governor's Signature
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network A package of police reforms awaiting the governor's signature isn't meant to demonize the cops, according to supporters of the legislation. The changes include standards for how police-worn body cameras will be used, requiring independent investigations of officer-involved deaths, and providing annual training for officers on the use of force...
Illinois Lawmakers to Propose Measure to Battle Heroin Abuse
Illinois Lawmakers to Propose Measure to Battle Heroin Abuse
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse. Democratic Rep. Lou Lang and Republican Rep. John Anthony say their bill follows a panel of lawmakers' meetings around the state to learn more about a rise in heroin use and its correlation to prescription drug abuse...
Debate on School Funding Legislation Set to Return to Springfield
Debate on School Funding Legislation Set to Return to Springfield
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network The sponsor of a bill which would change the way public schools are funded in Illinois is hoping to pick up where he left off last year. The last General Assembly adjourned with only the Senate having considered – and passed – a change to emphasize need in determining which school districts receive how much money...