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Kwame Raoul
BlueRoomStream.com

Lawmakers, in tandem with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, are looking to bolster the state’s system of certifying and decertifying law enforcement professionals.

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.

Jeremy Butler
Courtesy

Whether you work in an office, drive a forklift or teach kindergarten, the more confident you are in your training, the better you’ll perform. Confidence can make it more likely you’ll try harder or conquer adversity. A lack of confidence can make you skittish and impair decision-making.

It’s the same with police officers.

Man Accused Of Threatening Rep. Davis In Voicemail

Dec 12, 2019
Rodney Davis speaks
Ryan Denham / WGLT

A central Illinois man was arrested Thursday after allegedly leaving a threatening voicemail at the office of U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis.

police tape
WGLT file photo

A McLean County jury Thursday found a Bloomington woman guilty of armed robbery with the use of a firearm.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Editor's note: This is the third in a three-part WGLT series this week about court fines and fees in Illinois. Read and listen to part one and part two.

McLean County Law and Justice Center
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part WGLT series this week about court fines and fees in Illinois. Read and listen to part one.

McLean County Law and Justice Center
Staff / WGLT

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part WGLT series this week about court fines and fees in Illinois.

Miltonette Craig speaks
Mary Cullen / WGLT

The Town of Normal is in the middle of its first annual Daring Diversity: A Racial Equity Summit. Day 1 of the conference included speakers who defined and traced the roots of racism.

ISU Police Awaits Furriest Recruit

Jun 24, 2019
Dog looking cute
#APinchOfSage Instagram

The Illinois State University Police Department is raising money for its first "PAW-fficer."

Police Board Reviews No Complaints In First Year

Dec 20, 2018
PSCRB members at a table
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Despite having reviewed no complaints, Bloomington’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) will remain intact for a second year.

The Peoria City Council has voted to eliminate 22 firefighter and 16 police positions as part of a move to close a $6 million budget hole.

The council also voted to reduce the city's community development department.

The Journal Star reports the personnel cuts would result in a $3 million savings. Additional revenue sources will need to be approved.

Metra train pulling in at La Salle street station.
AP / AP

Illinois State Police will be out this week issuing tickets and handing out safety literature in a bid to bring down numbers of railroad-crossing deaths in the state.

A greater emphasis on the problem in Illinois comes during U.S. Rail Safety Week this week.

Tonya Koonce/Peoria Public Radio

Authorities say a Peoria police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man who fled from a vehicle after a traffic stop.