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Demonstrators and rioters outside U.S. Capitol building

UPDATED 5:00 P.M. | The Bloomington-Normal NAACP says the police response to the insurrection led by pro-Trump extremists on Wednesday shows the double standard that exists in law enforcement.

McLean County Jail
Eric Stock / WGLT

The rights of a McLean County jail inmate were violated after medical staff failed to give him medication  needed for his epilepsy, according to a substantiated complaint filed with the Regional Human Rights Authority (HRA) of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission.

Miltonette Craig
Illinois State University

The Jacob Blake shooting has sparked an outcry across the country. When Illinois State University professor Miltonette Craig heard the news, she felt a sense of hopelessness.

Crowd at the rally
Catrina Petersen / WGLT

Security guarded the Back The Blue rally entrance Sunday as Black Lives Matter counter protesters hovered nearby.  Inside Park in Bloomington, hundreds of people gathered for what was billed as a simple “thank you” to local law enforcement.

Normal Police HQ
Staff / WGLT

Protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis have evolved into a national discussion about police reform. Some have called for defunding police departments and reinvesting that money in social programs. Others say the unions that represent police officers are themselves the biggest barrier to change.