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    Legislation would set standards for police body cameras

    by  • January 28, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Recent police-caused deaths and ongoing concerns about racial sensitivity are behind a set of police reform bills sponsored by Illinois Democrats. The bills include creating standards for the use of police body cameras and chokeholds as well as cultural sensitivity training. They come as a response to long-standing racial differences that resurfaced...

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    Illinois revenue from video gambling doubled last year

    by  • January 28, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The state of Illinois and local governments saw tax revenue from video gambling more than double last year. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the state made nearly $165 million in 2014 from video gambling, up from roughly $75 million in 2013. Municipalities got nearly $33 million, an increase...

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    Carbondale teen recovering after freak rodeo accident

    by  • January 28, 2015 • News

    CARBONDALE (AP) — A Carbondale teen plans to climb back in the saddle after severing a portion of her thumb in a freak rodeo accident. The Southern Illinoisan reports 17-year-old Molly Hill was hurt when a coil of rope accidentally tightened around her thumb while riding a steer in Missouri youth rodeo competition. The...

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