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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
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Posted Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Imagine how different the conversation would have been in 2009 if the police officers who shot and killed Mark Anthony Barmore after chasing him into a downtown Rockford church had been wearing body cameras.Witness accounts of the incident differed from what initially was reported by officers at the scene, and a divided community argued about whether the officers had acted appropriately.

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Anyone who thought Senate Bill 16, the school funding reform bill, was going to sail through the Illinois House without a fight underestimated the fervor bound to be stirred by the economic, regional and political implications of such an...

Posted Oct 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The Illinois High School Association encourages fair play and sportsmanship. Some members of the Illinois General Assembly do not seem to be particularly inclined to do so.

Posted Oct 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM

What will it take to get you, the voter, to head to the polls to cast a ballot in the Nov. 4 general election?

Posted Sep 24, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Disturbing video footage of now ex-Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching and knocking out his then-fiancee in an elevator has ignited a renewed nationwide awareness of domestic violence.

Posted Sep 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Will historians look back on this era in American history and characterize it as the beginning of the end of common sense?

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Illinois’ safe haven law is not something people hear about all that often.

Posted Sep 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The issue of term limits for Illinois lawmakers is dead — for now, at least — and that ought to be welcome news for anyone who values democracy, freedom of choice and sound public policy.

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

That the state of Illinois last week severed its contract with the private company it hired to run the Illinois Lottery should come as no surprise.

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

A deadly standoff last month in Christian County between a man and police at a reported meth house is a reminder that the powerful drug remains prevalent in Illinois and that it may be time to reopen the debate about how to best fight...

Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

If there is a takeaway from the recent beer ticket ethics hubbub at the Illinois State Fair, it’s that all state employees must pay attention to Illinois’ ethics guidelines because someone may very well come after them...

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