Increased Transparency
5:42 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

WIU Police Testing Body Camera

WIU's police squad cars are equipped with cameras that immediately begin recording with the siren is turned on.

The Office of Public Safety at Western Illinois University won a body camera valued at about $900 at a police conference. Now the agency is deciding whether to outfit all its officers with a camera. 

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Accused of Violating OMA
7:15 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Hearing Set for Lee County Lawsuit

A hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to determine where a lawsuit filed against several members of the Lee County Board of Supervisors will be heard.

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Investigation Continues
9:08 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Victim, Officer Identified in Fatal Burlington Shooting

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the woman killed in an officer-involved shooting in Burlington, Tuesday morning, as Autumn Steele, 34.

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Executive Action by Governor
12:05 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Immigration Status No Longer Basis for Arrests

Credit Wiki Commons

Immigration status alone will no longer be a valid reason for the Illinois State Police to detain someone, under an order issued by Governor Pat Quinn.

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Shop Talk – January 6
11:43 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Talking About the Weather

The correspondent seen most frequently on the network TV evening newscasts last year was the chief meteorologist for ABC.

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Local Families in Need
10:09 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Galesburg Food Pantry Needs Help

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos toured Fish Food Pantry in December as part of a volunteer tour across the 17th District.
Credit T.J. Carson

The holiday season centers around the spirit of giving and assisting those in need. The Fish Food Pantry does that by providing food to Knox County families in need.

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Absent for 3 1/2 Years
9:00 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Driver's License Bureau Could Return to Keokuk

An effort is underway to return the driver's license bureau to the South Lee County Courthouse.

The most controversial aspect of the reorganization of four Lee County departments in mid-2011 could soon be reversed.

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Political Newcomer
5:48 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Rauner Chooses Topinka Successor

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's choice as successor to the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire.
Credit Munger '14 Campaign website

Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is choosing a relative newcomer to state politics to be the next comptroller.

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Much Anticipated Project at WIU
11:10 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Center for Performing Arts Closer to Becoming Reality

An artist's rendering of the Center for Performing Arts
Credit Western Illinois University

The state will start seeking construction bids this month for a long-awaited project at Western Illinois University.

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Location & Farms are Factors
10:42 am
Sun January 4, 2015

Illinois Key State in Food Distribution

More food passes through Illinois annually than any other state.

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